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Why Am I A Maid?

Khalid Imam


Oh, poor me!
Sorrow has become my daily companion
I wail . . . wail and wail
Like a mournful widow
I weep in self-pity like a caged sparrow
Unlike my masters ducklings that freely swim

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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