David Dedi

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David Dedi is an anthropologist, historian, author and poet. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, he was born in South Sudan during the civil war. He went to school in Uganda, Kenya and Canada. He currently lives in Vancouver Canada. more »

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What's Her Name?

That place
in the heart of the cradle
where the people love their cows
and bulls share their names
cattle are treasures to keep
cattle for bridewealth to give
cattle for bragging rights
that place where the women love to ululate
and congregate to celebrate
a new born baby
a marriage made
a holiday furahiday
where the children
run and play free
under the great brightness of the sun
where neighbours borrow fire
with ease
or rather
where you are welcome
anytime anyday
to partake
in merrymaking,
without worry
about what time ...

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