Africa Poems - Poems For Africa

Poems about africa. You can read the best africa poems. Browse through all africa poems.


On Being Brought From Africa To America - Poem by Phillis Wheatley

'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too:
Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
Some view our sable race with scornful eye,
"Their colour is a diabolic die."
Remember, Christians, Negro's, black as Cain,
May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.


Comments about On Being Brought From Africa To America by Phillis Wheatley

  • Gold Star - 108,399 Points Susan Williams (10/21/2015 3:35:00 PM)

    There's a lot of well-written comments on this poem printed below. Sarcasm could definitely be a key to this poem, but I would toss into the discussion that there is a history of the slaves embracing Christianity and there was nothing sarcastic in their belief. They found comfort in Jesus Christ and in the promise of happiness in heaven. Being the rare educated slave, she may have mocked the beliefs of her fellows, the inferior field slaves. I hate to think that. Sometimes high education can lead to arrogance but I don't want to see that trait in the poet. Besides, I sense a sincerity in her. She could very well be thankful that she was brought from a country that did not know Christianity to a country where she learned about the religion and was given the high education she would never have received in Africa. She seems to have been well treated and valued so perhaps she felt she was better off than she would have been in Africa where she may have lived in a slavery to African cultural beliefs that women were cattle. Just a thought. I find myself swaying back and forth on the issue of sarcasm versus sincerity. (Report) Reply

    34 person liked.
    12 person did not like.
  • Rookie DaVonna Moore-Middleton (1/28/2015 9:30:00 AM)

    Phillis Wheatley is a really good poet. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,519 Points Ramesh Rai (1/31/2014 9:27:00 PM)

    A great tribute to the Lord to bestow His mercy and many many thanks to Wheatley family to engross firm faith to enlighten the great soul which shall ever be enlightening the world. (Report) Reply

Read all 7 comments »

Poems About Africa

  1. 1. On Being Brought From Africa To America , Phillis Wheatley
  2. 2. A Far Cry From Africa , Derek Walcott
  3. 3. Africa , Claude McKay
  4. 4. Brother Africa , Colin Ian Jeffery
  5. 5. ! ! Spirit Of Africa , Bob Blackwell
  6. 6. Africa , SEGUN RASAKI
  7. 7. To The Genius Of Africa , Robert Southey
  8. 8. Africa , Joseph Seamon Cotter
  9. 9. Born In Africa , St Antoine de la Vuadi
  10. 10. A Memorial Of Africa , George MacDonald
  11. 11. It's The Africa In Me , Diana van den Berg
  12. 12. ' My Africa Home , Efe Benjamin
  13. 13. Africa , Abisoye Sejoro
  14. 14. Africa Sings , Diana van den Berg
  15. 15. Mama Africa , Sylvia Chidi
  16. 16. An Echo From Africa , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  17. 17. Africa , Chime Hilary Uchenna
  18. 18. An Africa Thunderstorm , David Rubadiri
  19. 19. Don’t Cry For Me Africa , Aldo Kraas
  20. 20. Africa , TracyLee Eckstein
  21. 21. The Battle Of Shina, In Africa, Fought I.. , William Topaz McGonagall
  22. 22. Mid Wastes Of Africa A Wanderer Sped , France Preseren
  23. 23. A Cry From South Africa , James Montgomery
  24. 24. (africa Poems) Eagle Metaphor , Pheko Motaung
  25. 25. Africa, My Ancient Home! , Eche Ononukwe
  26. 26. Oh It Is Africa , lizzie davis
  27. 27. Crying 'Africa' , konye ori
  28. 28. Show Me My Africa! , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  29. 29. I Have A Dream Of An Africa , LLM Mbatha
  30. 30. Africa Has A Soul , kemurl fofanah
  31. 31. Rise Up Africa , Paul Owusu-Aduening
  32. 32. Africa My Beginning And Africa My Ending.. , Ernest Makuakua
  33. 33. To Africa (While I Was There In The Dese.. , Peter S. Quinn
  34. 34. My Africa , Emmanuel Odum
  35. 35. Africa My Africa , Goodenough Sakhile Dlamini
  36. 36. Africa , Herbert Nehrlich
  37. 37. Csi Africa 'Haiku' , Josephe Buchanan
  38. 38. Daughter Of Africa , Peter Rhodes
  39. 39. Africa. , Solomon Bright Dankwa
  40. 40. Africa , Gopi Krishnan Kottoor
  41. 41. Rise Up Africa , Matt Ancient
  42. 42. Africa , Brynn Fier
  43. 43. Africa , sallam yassin
  44. 44. Father Africa , Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle
  45. 45. Urban Africa , Edward Kofi Louis
  46. 46. Mama Africa , Lucia Domingos Fula
  47. 47. Africa , Edward Kofi Louis
  48. 48. Giant Of Africa , Mimiko moruf oluwakayode
  49. 49. Africa The Dignity Deferred , Anele TheAfrikanSon kaMtheth ..
  50. 50. South Africa Is Also My Country , Gert Strydom
[Report Error]