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Video: This Poem Celebrates the Undying Magic of the Black Woman

OkayAfrica connects with Ghanaian-American poet Cynthia Amoah for a powerful spoken word video.

Back in March, we stumbled on Ghanaian-American poet Cynthia Amoah's powerful poem that encouraged black girls to love the skin they're in.

We had to connect with the wordsmith, where she delivered another strong prose that celebrates the undying magic, resilience, and wonder of the black woman.

Listen and watch The Undying below.

Credits

Talent: Raphaelle Efoui Delplanque, Alisha Acquaye, Monzurat Oni, Soleita Kabwasa, Esther Akinwande, Gaciru Matathia, Gina Sagaponack, Oriane Adjibi, Eunice Apia

Producer: Chika Okoli

Assistant Producer: Ginny Suss

Videographer/Editor: Greg Poole

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