Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

November 12, 2010

A griot woman, robes and calabash flowing in the air, takes the Persona into the heart of darkness.  Sogolon, Sunjata’s mother. A dense jungle, a village in a clearing. A compound, a round, mud-brick hut.

Raped and brutalized, bodies, and a refugee camp. Hutus and Tutsis, Rwandans and Ugandans, Congolese and many factions.

A grieving, healing griot song, rings out above the human misery.

Mbeku, the Flying Tortoise, lifts the Persona to skyland, back to the Moon.

Out of America, out of Africa, back to the Moon.

Frederick Glaysher

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