Onyeka Nwelue

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Born in 1988, Onyeka Nwelue was described by The Guardian (Lagos) as '...teenager with steaming pen' after his appearance at the Wole Soyinka Festival in 2004. He won the THOMSON Short Story Prize in 2000 with 'Chants of a Poet' which has been translated into over seven languages. He has published his works in the UK, the USA, France, Canada, Jam ...

Popular Poems
1.
Wings Of Hunger

For in the hut, hunger came
striking us like the whooping crane
It flew in with its wings
flapping forlornly
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2.
Thinker

I don¨t think what others are thinking
Because I don¨t think anyone should be thinking
What I am thinking
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3.
Jammu River (In India)

The bus with the sign, 'Wordsmiths' rode through
the wide-overgrown road
and songs ravaged in it
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4.
The White Devil In A Black Snow

the lorry hauled us away
the boats ferried us far and wide
like the children of the leper
being driven beyond the echoes of the world
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5.
Of What Use Is An Indian Woman

As I walked towards the tarred road in Delhi
eyes mottled, fingers pointed and words rolled

I talked to myself what this could mean
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Stanley Ezeabasirim 27 February 2008

Its good am commenting on the young world proffessor Onyeka Nwelue, to me he is simply the best and 'a literary icon whose time has come'. I wish him all the best! !

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