NYU Black Renaissance Noire Spring 2015 - Page 108

Remembering The Dismembered Continent By AYI KWEI ARMAH Future Echoes of Africa’s Oldest Written Documents AN ESSAY ON WHERE AFRICAN SOCIETY IS TODAY AND WHERE WE COULD TAKE IT TOMORROW i.nuk sf; rekh.i duau I am yesterday; I know tomorrow 106 PHOTOGRAPH BY JAIRA PLACIDE From “The Papyrus of Ani” in E.A. Wallis Budge The Egyptian Book of the Dead, Dover, 1967, p. 29. r Ayi Kwei Armah. May 2014, Senegal.