Art Attack September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

Remembering Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor with 5 of his greatest quotes

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am | Art Attack

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“You showed your dirty face first in Detroit
Slandered me, in your ugly missionary voice.
If the season were right
I would have broken your bones across my knees.
I heard you have taken to playing an accordion
in the Washington night, scaring foreign diplomats
with your horror show.
You joined the revolutionaries of Azania
only to betray them for multicoloured blankets
and a battered copy of The Pilgrim’s Progress.”
Awoonor’s third volume of poetry, Ride Me, Memory (1973)


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