Femme noire femme Africaine à toi ma mère je pense à toi. Oh! Dama Oh! ma mère. Toi qui me portât sur le dos, toi qui m’allaitât, toi qui gouvernat mes premiers pas au produit de la terre. Je pense à toi! Femme noire femme Africaine à toi Ma mère je t’aime beaucoup.

English translation by community member liannareed

Poem for my mother

Black woman African woman, you my mother I think of you. Oh! Dama oh! My mother. You who carried me on your back, you who breastfed me, you who helped me with my first steps on land. I think of you. Black woman African woman you my mother I love you so much.

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Poem for my mother

Black woman African woman, you my mother I think of you. Oh! Dama oh! My mother. You who carried me on your back, you who breastfed me, you who helped me with my first steps on land. I think of you. Black woman African woman you my mother I love you so much.