African Poems

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Comments about African Poems

  • 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!

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

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

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

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

Best Poem of African Poems

Christopher Okigbo (Hurrah For Thunder)

WHATEVER happened to the elephant –
Hurrah for Thunder –

The elephant, tetrarch of the jungle:
With a wave of the hand
He could pull four trees to the ground;
His four mortar legs pounded the earth:
Wherever they treaded,
The grass was forbidden to be there.

Alas! the elephant has fallen –
Hurrah for thunder –

But already the hunters are talking about pumpkins:
If they share the meat let them remember thunder.

The eye that looks down will surely see the nose;
The finger that fits should be used to pick the nose.

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Wole Soyinka (Abiku)

In vain your bangles cast

Charmed circles at my feet;

I am Abiku, calling for the first

And the repeated time.

 

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