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So... What Are You? By Laetitia le meillour

Excuse me standing on one leg I’m half-caste. Explain yuself wha yu mean when yu say half-caste yu mean when Picasso mix red an green is a half-caste canvas? explain yuself wha yu mean when yu say half-caste yu mean when light an shadow mix in de sky

is a half-caste weather? well in dat case england weather nearly always half-caste in fact some o dem cloud half-caste till dem overcast so spiteful dem don’t want de sun pass ah rass? explain yuself wha yu mean when yu say half-caste yu mean tchaikovsky sit down at dah piano

an mix a black key wid a white key is a half-caste symphony? Explain yuself wha yu mean Ah listening to yu wid de keen half of mih ear Ah looking at yu wid de keen half of mih eye an when I’m introduced to yu I’m sure you’ll understand why I offer yu half-a-hand an when I sleep at night I close half-a-eye

consequently when I dream I dream half-a-dream an when moon begin to glow I half-caste human being cast half-a-shadow but yu must come back tomorrow wid de whole of yu eye an de whole of yu ear an de whole of yu mind. an I will tell yu de other half of my story.

-John Agard

In thandie’s the fIrst, it is normal to eat vegetables for breakfast, and yet it has the highest rate of obesity in europe. ___________________ The second has unfortunately one of the lowest life expentancy in the world, which is 46 for women and 45 for men. ___________________

The country with the largest number of post off Ices in the world is Karina’s fI rst country. _____________________ Her second country was once known by name as “the Gold Coast”, because it is the second largest gold producer in the world. _____________________

Jessica's FIrst country of origin introduced chocolate and chillies to the world. ___________________ In her second country it rains literally every second day. ___________________ and The third is the largest state in Canada. ___________________

In Salesi's fIrst country the practise of eating one’s enemy was accpeted and honourable until the mid19th century. _____________________ the seconds’ inhabitants, drink more tea than anybody else in the world. _____________________ and in the third over 60% of the population is Overweight. _____________________

Wentworth’s heritage is a combination of 10 countries. The fIrst continent which includes 5 of these countries has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world. _____________________ In the second continent (representing three countries), fewer inhabitants have access to the internet than New York City alone. _____________________ The third continent has the highest number of slang users in the world. _____________________

Becky’s mother’s country of origin was the fI rst exotic country to enter the winter olympic games. _____________________ Her father’s heritage is from the country with the world’s most famous bell. _____________________

Dwayne's heritage on his father’s side is partly descendent of “the motherland” and the other half is a country which has its very own “lockness monster” named Ogopogo. ___________________ His mother is from an island which has literally travelled forward in time, by erasing a date in its calendar. it went from being the last place on earth to see the sun set, to become the f Irst to see the sun rise. ___________________

Jamil’s fIrst country of origin’s president, is less well-known than its best football player. _____________________ His paternal origins is from a country in which a meal without houmous is not consired a real meal. _____________________

Laetitia’s origins from her maternal side is the world’s largest producer of cocoa. _____________________ Her father’s F Irst country’s habitants own more cars than mobile phones. _____________________ Inhabitants of the second country from her father’s side are said to smell like garlic, when in fact it defI nitely is not true. _____________________

I'm not a little bit of many things; but I am the sufficient representation of many things. I am not an incompletion of all these races; but I am a masterpiece of the prolifi c. I am an entirety, I am not a lack of anything; rather I am a whole of many things. God did not see it needful to make me generic. He thinks I am better than that - C. Joybell C

Christiana: ghana, malaysia thandie: england, zimbabwe karina: india, ghana jessica: mexico, denmark, quebec salesi: f ji, england, usa wentworth: europe, africa, north america i becky: jamaica, england dwayne: africa, canada, samoa jamil: cote d’ivoire (ivory coast), lebanon laetitia: cote d’ivoire (ivory coast), spain, france


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