African Poems

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  • Yehualashet Teshome (5/17/2020 11:59:00 AM)

    Very good collection of poems

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  • Onuora Ilodibe Onuora Ilodibe (6/16/2016 1:45:00 AM)

    Great post wartime poem.. The poor masses are the expendables and actual casualties....event about to repeat itself cause we refuse to listen to one another

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  • G. Akanji Olaniyi G. Akanji Olaniyi (5/11/2015 3:02:00 PM)

    Africa in real picture! ! ! Hope to enjoy them!

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  • Beaton Galafa (4/13/2014 4:11:00 AM)

    Can you add as many Niyi Osundare poems as you can please?

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  • Richardson Greg (5/13/2013 5:03:00 PM)

    New and refreshing. A great depiction of tribal life in Africa.

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Best Poem of African Poems

John Pepper Clark (Abiku)

Coming and going these several seasons,
Do stay out of the baobab tree,
Follow where you please your kindred spirits

If indoors is not enough for you.
True, it leaks through the thatch
When floods brim the banks,
And the bats and owls
Often tear in at night through the eaves,
And at harmattan, the bamboo walls
Are ready tinder for the fire
That dries the fresh fish up on the rack.
Still, it’s been the healthy stock
To several fingers, to many more will be
Who reach to the sun.
No longer then bestride the threshold
But step in and stay

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John Pepper Clark (Song)

I can look the sun in the face
 But the friends that I have lost
 I dare not look at any. Yet, I have held.
 Them all in my arms, shared with them
 The same bath and bed, often
 Devouring the same dish, drunk as soon
 On tea as on wine, at that time
 When but to think of an ill, made
 By God or man, was to find