NW3 Hampstead, London – – St. Margaret’s School

In 1984,  St. Margaret’s School
Turned a hundred.
I was the only black girl
In my class
So I got to stand near the Mayor.
The local paper read,
“Girls’ school turns a Hundred
And celebrates diversity.”

From Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva’s poetry collection, Dress Me In Disobedience.

About the Author:

Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva is a public speaking and effective communication mentor and trainer. She’s a poet and founder of the Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation and is an ardent long-distance swimmer.