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Poetry

Drama

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Ngehndab Delphine Gwanvalla was born on the 5th of February nineteen eighty three. She obtained her first School leaving certificate at Presbyterian School Azire. In 1993, she went to our lady of Lourdes Secondary School where she got her G.C.E. Ordinary Level certificate. She earned a degree from the University of Buea after studying
journalism and mass communication and is presently at the Advanced School of Mass Communication at Yaounde, Cameroon.

AFRICA’S PORTRAYAL.

Oh Mr.Africa,

 Nothing good, appetizing and valuable

Comes from your inner being

 

In you, one can only see

Antagonism, drunkenness and over zealousness

In you one can only get the sound

Of gunshots, fear and dictatorship.

 

In you there’s no peace

But you are full of hatred

In you there’s evil

Because your color is black

 

In you there is illiteracy

In you there is hypocrisy

Your leaders are tyrants your rebels are oppressors

Whose want is power no matter what it takes

 

Unity is not found in you

Yet there’s a great leader from you midst

Whose job is to fight for unity

But disunity is the hallmark of Africa

 

Brothers fighting against brothers

Sisters fighting against sisters

And parents against parents

What good comes from you that’s

Not made by God?


US - Africa Literary Foundation

US
Chimdi Maduagwu, PhD
Executive Director
US-Africa Writers Foundation
Info@us-alf.org
AFRICA
Dr. Bode Osanyin
Chairman, Department of Creative Arts
University of Lagos
Department of Creative Arts
Akoka, Yaba
Lagos, Nigeria
info@us-alf.org

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