Chinua Achebe

(1930 - 2013 / Igbo village of Ogidi)

Chinua Achebe Poems

1. Refugee Mother And Child 6/19/2015

Comments about Chinua Achebe

  • Anonymous (11/16/2017 10:08:00 AM)

    This makes me want to do something to help.

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  • Ernest Makuakua Ernest Makuakua (12/16/2015 3:31:00 AM)

    i salute you chinua schebe for the piece refugee mother and child

  • Ernest Makuakua Ernest Makuakua (12/16/2015 3:30:00 AM)

    this is the best poem ive ever read at school

Best Poem of Chinua Achebe

Refugee Mother And Child

No Madonna and Child could touch
that picture of a mother's tenderness
for a son she soon would have to forget.
The air was heavy with odours

of diarrhoea of unwashed children
with washed-out ribs and dried-up
bottoms struggling in laboured
steps behind blown empty bellies. Most

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mothers there had long ceased
to care but not this one; she held
a ghost smile between her teeth
and in her eyes the ghost of a mother's
pride as she ...

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