Derek Walcott

Rookie (23 January 1930 / Castries / St Lucia)

A Far Cry From Africa - Poem by Derek Walcott

A wind is ruffling the tawny pelt
Of Africa, Kikuyu, quick as flies,
Batten upon the bloodstreams of the veldt.
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Comments about A Far Cry From Africa by Derek Walcott

  • Valerie Hutchinson-morgan (2/12/2017 1:35:00 PM)

    Far from Africa and Identity
    The identity torment of a descendant of slaves and slave owners. Derek who at this time is probably in his eighties asks the questions of his generation. The generation that followed him look back to who they were before slavery and colonization and more embrace Africa. Younger poets from the Caribbean and America now write in local dialect. Readers are now more open to diversity in the English language. After all, language is not static, it evolves and users change and add words in each generation. English in England has undergone constant changes too. (Report) Reply

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