English translation of poems by Kama Sywor Kamanda
Translated by Charitha Liyanage , 2022
Woman of tomorrow
Visionary woman, free woman,
You’re the star that fascinates the poet!
Your presence as a light between two nights,
Brighten our horizons and expose our dark souls!
I am your companion;
Find the devoted admirer in me!
With a flower in hand, I am coming to you,
To praise your courage, your ideals and all your desires!
Thus, I seep into the most secret of your imagination,
To create a fair world for you tomorrow.
(Kama Kamanda, Femme d’avenir, oeuvre poétique, page 27)