Dickson Wasake

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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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Little Anek Prays

Please sir stop,
Am only 13 years old,
Am not ready to become a mother,
I have science and math sums to do.

Please fire stop,
If you burn down the hut,
My only skirt goes with you,
And the cold night winds shall have no mercy on my bones.

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