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David Rubadiri

Rating: 4.33
Rating: 4.33

David Rubadiri Poems

Begging Aid

Whilst our children
Become smaller than guns,
Elders become big
Circus Lions

An Africa Thunderstorm

From the west
Clouds come hurrying with the wind
Turning sharply
Here and there

Stanley Meets Mutesa

Such a time of it they had;
The heat of the day
The chill of the night
And the mosquitoes that followed.

Death At Mulago

Towers of strength
Like life itself.

Kampala Beggar

Dark twisted form
Of shreds and cunning
Crawling with an inward twinkle
At the agonies of Africa.

David Rubadiri Comments

Nataki Florentville 31 March 2017

Love your poems especially the one entitled An African Thunderstorm

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tyrese beamer 19 April 2018

love your poems espeacially the entitled mulago

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Glane 05 July 2018

Nice poems

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Henri Oripeloye 12 October 2018

Rubadiri calls to consciousness the plight of Africa in the hands of the West. Love his Pan Africanist posture.

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David James Rubadiri 15 September 2018

Remembered for Poems from East Africa coedited with his Makerere colleague Professor David Cook.

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This is a good writer i lovo your poem

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zinhle mgaga 02 August 2018

if you had to teach this poem to your learners which pre-, while-, post - reading activities would you use?

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David Rubadiri Biography

James David Rubadiri is a Malawian diplomat, academic and poet.

At independence in 1964, Rubadiri was appointed Malawi's first ambassador to the United States and the United Nations. On Tuesday August 18th, 1964, he presented his credentials to President Johnson at the White House and expressed the hope that his newly independent country would ...

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