Lettre à la Republique

Kerry James. 5’

v French s Spanish


A letter to the republic
To all those racists with hypocritical tolerance

To all those who built their nations on blood

Now portraying themselves as preachers

To all those wealth looters
Murderers of Africans,

All those colonialists
Torturers of Algerians,

This colonial past is yours
It was you who intertwined our stories

Now you must be held responsible for your actions

You smell like blood, even if you bathe in perfume

We are not here by accident

Each arrival has its own departure.

You developed a taste for immigration

But now you suffer from indigestion. (...)