Dehumanisation

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Words || Angelica Ojinnaka

I am not an ape.

I am not a dirty gorilla.

I am not a black chimp.

I am not a beast.

I am not a brute.

I am not a slave.

I am not an exotic animal.

I am not from the Amazon.

I am not a wild creature.

I am not a piece of shit.

I am not black shit

I am not black dog shit.

I am not black monkey shit.

I am not a filthy dirt.

I am not an angry black ogre.

I am not a burnt troll.

I am not to be spat on.

I am Australian born.

I am an African woman.

And I am damn well proud to be a black human.