In praise of Kpele wontsemei – Marion Kilson

In praise of Kpele wontsemei – Marion Kilson

In Praise of Kpele Wↄƞtsԑmԑi

By Marion Kilson

Caught by her god,

Chosen messenger between god and human;

Caught by her god,

Defamed no more as childless and unschooled;

Caught by her god,

Crowned with the five corners of the world;

Caught by her god,

To perform entranced kpele song and dance;

Caught by her god,

To unravel the past and reveal the future.

12/20/18

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The Matters Arising blog is a collection of thought-provoking, thought-leadership pieces sprinkled with some blue-sky thinking on pertinent issues affecting African communities both in the diaspora and at home. It includes articles on culture, politics, social and economic advancement, diversity and inclusion, community cohesion topics. It is also a repository of the political history of Ghana, traditions of the Gadagme people of Ghana, and the Pan-African politics of Kwame Nkrumah. Read, enjoy, like, share, and join!

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