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No harmony
No names, blank faces
Each stanza is a different child and different
country of origin.
No equality
Distinct no equal
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Stanza 1
Tutumantu is like hopscotch, Kwani-kwani is like hide-
and seek
When my sister came back to Africa she could only speak
English. Sometimes we fought in bed because she didn't
know
What I was saying. I like Africa better than England.
My mother says You will like it when we get our own
house
We talk about the things we use to do
in Africa and then we were happy.
Tutumantu is like- lack of literacy- no understanding
When my sister came back to Africa she could only speak English. ­ fracture of
communication
My mother says You will like it when we get our own house ­ mantro ­
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Wayne. Fourteen. Games are for kids. I support
the National Front. Paki-bashing and pulling girls'
knickers down. Dad's got his own mini-cab. We watch
the video. I Spit on Your Grave. Brilliant
I don't suppose I'll get a job. Its all them
coming over here to work. Arsenal.
Wayne. Fourteen. ­ not full sentence- lack of education.
Paki-bashing and pulling girls' ­ hard
Dad's ­ huge influence
I don't suppose I'll get a job. ­ no ambition
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Stanza 3
Masjid at 6 o'clock. School at 8. There was
a friendly shop selling rice. They ground it at home
to make the evening nan. Families face Mecca.
There was much more room to play than here in
London.
We played in an old village. It is empty now.
We got a plane to Heathrow. People wrote to us
that everything was easy here.
Masjid at 6 o'clock. School at 8.- busy life
friendly shop selling rice ­ rare shop
Mecca ­ home
There was much more room to play than here in London. ­ nostalgic
old village ­ non existence.
People wrote to us that everything was easy here. ­ lied to…read more

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Its boring. Get engaged. Probably work in Safeway's
worst luck. I haven't lost it yet because I want
Respect. Marlon Frederic's nice but he's a bit dark.
I like madness. The lead singer's dead good.
My mum is bad with her nerves. She won't
let me do nothing. Michelle. Its just boring.
engaged. ­ young.
Marlon Frederic's nice but he's a bit dark. ­ racism- she cant fancy him
The lead singer's dead good.- teenage reminder
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