Wednesday, August 11, 2010

African Princess


Thus she had lain
sugar cane sweet
deserts her hair
golden her feet
 mountains her breasts
two Niles her tears
Thus she has lain
Black through the years.

Over the white seas
rime white and cold
brigands ungentled
icicle bold
took her young daughters
sold her strong sons
churched her with Jesus
bled her with guns.
Thus she has lain.

Now she is rising
remember her pain
remember her losses
her screams loud and vein
remember her riches
her history slain
now she is striding
although she had lain.

~ Maya Angelou

Where are you from?! This is a question that I have been posed with frequently these last few weeks. I recently met a gentleman from the Republic of Ghana and he swears that I am from the Fante tribe. Its funny because we went out the other night to Asia de Cuba, an exquisite restaurant in Hollywood. As the hostess was seating us she asked me, so where are you guys from, lol! With a chuckle I replied, "I'm from LA and he is from Ghana." Now Americans are mistaking me for a foreigner. What do you think?

I suppose the African beads that I wore that evening contributed to her assumptions.

  • Blazer/Bag: H&M
  • Dress: Marciano
  • Heels: Steve Madden
  • Accessories: Ghana African Beads


Jacqueline said...

You look beautiful. You have a very exotic look (your eyes especially), this is why people think you are from another country. I love your jewelery, especially the bracelet! Did you new friend get it for you? Or is there a shop that you found.

Love You!!

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