Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010


by alice-clementine Kamthunzi

Malcolm Little: Malcolm X…pronounced /’mælkəm ‘ɛks/…El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz…
Little meaning: small or short man; Malcolm meaning: devotee of Saint Columba.
No longer little; he’s an eX-smoker, eX-Christian, eX-drinker and eX-slave.
A devotee; of self-determination, religion and African Unity.
Al Hajj Malik: assassinated in New York (Feb 21st 1965). 
A name is immortalised in history— in written work.
A Negro is pushed, and can’t be saved, a word
derived from Latin niger (i.e., "black").
So what is best for us
Malcolm X: is
a little man, or a devotee?
I am not a racist in any form whatever
The black man's supposed to be grateful?
Shot at, burned out of home, harassed and threatened.
Save yourself, save one another; by any means necessary.
If the white man jerked the knife out, it's still going to leave a scar; why?
I don't believe in any form of discrimination or segregation. I believe in Islam
: Finally.

Added: 29.04.2010