Words by Takunda Muzondiwa

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Takunda Muzondiwa is a Zimbabwe-born, Aotearoa-based poet and public speaker. She speaks about the challenges faced by herself and other members of the diaspora as they struggle to maintain a strong connection to their culture. Through these words, she seeks to raise awareness to the systemic ways in which cultural erasure is enforced while encouraging people to take preventative action.

One day
Africa will generate so much black
The stars will appear
And an afrofuturistic moon
Will call us home
And we will leave them behind
To do what they have always done
To claim
And reclaim
Our dust.
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All photos taken by the artist in Zimbabwe.

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