Legends of Africa

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    Legends of prediction are common throughout the whole Household of Man. Gods speak, spirits speak, computers speak. Oracular ambiguity or statistical probability provides loopholes, and discrepancies are expunged by Faith.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929)

    Therefore our legends always come around to seeming legendary,
    A path decorated with our comings and goings. Or so I’ve been told.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    What is Africa to me:
    Copper sun or scarlet sea,
    Jungle star or jungle track,
    Strong bronzed men, or regal black
    Women from whose loins I sprang
    When the birds of Eden sang?
    Countee Cullen (1903–1946)