Part of speech: Noun

Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Definition: The act or process of reclaiming something

Found in spoken word poem “Hair” by Elizabeth Acevedo : ” Hair, a reclamation

The definition of the word reclamation helped me understand what was trying to be said. In the lines, after “Hair, a reclamation” it states : ” how I will break pride down their back, so from the moment they leave out the womb they will be born in love with themselves.” In other words, their hair shouldn’t define who they are. They shouldn’t have to change it to satisfy anyone but there own selves. To stop living up to others peoples changes and embrace yourself.

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