Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Justice Is Done - Oumar Moussa Ba

Beaten up,
And the witnesses?
Many as the grains of the sand:
Kadiel is one;
Ndyam Bele is one
Even the birds can testify…
But you forget that the chief
Has his son as the judge
And his son-in-law as interpreter.

Oumar Ba (1921 - 1998) Mauritania
Translated by Oumar Moussa Ba (Arabic to French) and Pierre Joris (French to English)
Source: African Soulja

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