A SALUTE TO THE CAPE VERDEAN COMMUNITY IN BOSTON: COMMENTS IN A VISITORS' BOOK
To Beverley Conley
"Be very proud.
It is ten grains of dust
that God spread over the ocean.
It is ours but we didn't take it by fighting.
It's Cape Verde, beloved country."
"My people are from Brava, I've never been,
my dad came here when he was twenty-one,
born in Fogo, raised in Brava.
My mom's folks came here
a year before I was born.
I cherish all they've given me."
"Your pictures bring me back
to a place I've never been-
Brava, the most quietest place on earth."
"You make us prouder.
My people! My land!
Today I feel as though Boston finally accepts me."
"Love is coming very soon."
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