The Beat of the Drums

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In the distance
the drums
continued to beat.

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Wandering the streets of Iloilo City during Dinagyang Festival — a celebration of tribal culture, art, and dance — while the drums beat far into the distance. I found the phrase (poem above) at the end of Chapter Five  of ‘Things Fall Apart‘ by Chinua Achebe.
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