Dickson Wasake

Rookie (Mbale, Uganda, East Africa)

Biography of Dickson Wasake

Dickson 'Mafudian' Wasake, African (Ugandan) poet and writer.Born to Derrick Gafali Wasake and Sarah Wasake Nee Maswere in Mbale, Eastern Uganda, Africa.Father is a retired economist and mother a business entrepreneur.
Educated in Uganda at King's College Budo for High school and then Makerere University(Business School) for a Bachelors of Commerce(Accounting) .Also obtained a post graduate qualification as a Chartered Accountant(ACCA) while working at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Uganda and The Bahamas.
Poetry was inspired by an early love for reading and a participation in the arts which included Literature, drama and debate while at King's college Budo.

First took an active interest in writing poetry in 1994 and early poetic works focused on the theme of love.
Poetry has been especially influenced by poets like W B Yeats, Pablo Nerudda, Robert Frost and Maya Angelou.

After travelling to Nassau and being away from home for an extended period of time, interacted with the poets of Nassau during the Wednesday 'open Mic' sessions and was thus inspired to explore more diverse themes like death, sadness, war, AIDS and Nassau Life all intricately laced with God and hopes of a new life, eternal, hopefully.

Dickson 'mafudian' Wasake is also a telecommunications entrepreneur when he is not accounting or writing poetry.

He has published his complete poetic works; Poems to sit on: In the East African Savannah(Mafudian reflections) can be found at http: //esquire-sunshinepoems.blogspot.com/

Dickson Wasake's Works:

poetic footprints: returning home

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The Time Waiters

Time,
She surely has a most twisted sense of humour.
I am not Armstrong,
bobbing up and down lunar surface,
except as in days past,
when as kid dreamy in bouncing castle,
imagined my baby strides,
to be giant leaps for adams race.

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