Onyeka Nwelue Poems
- Wings Of Hunger For in the hut, hunger came striking us like...
- Thinker I don¨t think what others are thinking Because I ...
- Jammu River (In India) The bus with the sign, 'Wordsmiths' ...
- Of What Use Is An Indian Woman As I walked towards the tarred...
- The White Devil In A Black Sno... the lorry hauled us away the...
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, Jamaica, South Africa and Nigeria. A multilingual ... more »
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Wings Of Hunger
For in the hut, hunger came
striking us like the whooping crane
It flew in with its wings
like the treasures of the world
And beside, lay Mother weeping
then on the floor, Brother lay
dead like a breathless horse
dead like a rat
and skinned like a kwashiorkor child