Free, Africa! I’m free!

Burnt, the roots of the oaktree

Under which I was kept

Evil custody where I was left

Broken the bottle and the chain

Making me the dearest son of pain

Sleepless nights I remember

Dwelling in my cold chamber

Like a soul at a crossroad in hell

Like an empty bucket praising a dry well



Free, Africa! I’m free!

Crossing the Mediterranean Sea

The blue horizon is at reach

Away forever, has gone the witch

The path to the skies is wide open

Like the eyes of that dawn of children…

No more burial for my soul

No more answering a midnight call

The rivers can sleep quietly

The bees are blessed for their honey

Free, Africa! I’m free!

That is what your odds told me

I don’t need to know why

I had been tied in the dark night

Only the smiling and charming dawn

Is sitting on my life’s  throne

Free, Africa! I’m free!

There is no chose that can hold me

Free, Africa! I’m free!

If I’m free, then you are free!


About the Author

My name is Théodore René Ndebi, born in Cameroon. I graduated in Banking Management. But what really makes me proud and happy is WRITING !!!!! I started writing around 1990. I write the most I can.

I mostly write for children’s future. As a child, I had always dreamt of a world where poor children and orphans could be happy as well. I have many unpublished collections in French: Chaque Jour Un Poème, Rêve D’un Soir, La Missive Du Petit Prince, Suis-Je Assez Bien Pour Toi… I’m also author of unpublished novels in French (Cierge Noir, Plus Violent Que L’amour, Les Fruits De La Tempête…). My first published novel; THE LAST GHOST/Son Of Struggle got published in 2013 by AuthorhouseUK; it appears in the LOS Angeles Times Festival Of Books Catalogue 2014 Page 8. Available online @ Amazon, Kindle, AuthorhouseUK, Barnes & Noble, Indie. I wrote numerous award winning texts. I am a Book Reviewer and Translator. I am a member of OneAfricanChild since 2013 and Co-Founder of Le Salon Du Livre Yaounde-Cameroon. You can check my works on: Ndebi on Facebook, @RTNdebi on Twitter, Facebook Page My Soul & Mon Ame.



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