Art Attack July 24, 2018 at 01:30 pm

Three African poems that critically capture colonization on the continent

Nduta Waweru July 24, 2018 at 01:30 pm

July 24, 2018 at 01:30 pm | Art Attack

Photo: Mundellian

The Cathedral by Kofi Awoonor

On this dirty patch
a tree once stood
shedding incense on the infant corn:
its boughs stretched across a heaven
brightened by the last fires of a tribe.
They sent surveyors and builders
who cut that tree
planting in its place
A huge senseless cathedral of doom.

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