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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.
Corpses are scattered through a paradise.
Only the worm, colonel of carrion, cries:
'Waste no compassion on these separate dead!'
Statistics justify and scholars seize
The salients of colonial policy.
What is that to the white child hacked in bed?
To savages, expendable as Jews?
Threshed out by beaters, the long rushes break
In a white dust of ibises whose cries
Have wheeled since civilizations dawn
>From the parched river or beast-teeming plain.
The violence of beast on beast is read
As natural law, but upright man
Seeks his divinity by inflicting pain.
Delirious as these worried beasts, his wars
Dance to the tightened carcass of a drum,
While he calls courage still that native dread
Of the white peace contracted by the dead.

Again brutish necessity wipes its hands
Upon the napkin of a dirty cause, again
A waste of our compassion, as with Spain,
The gorilla wrestles with the superman.
I who am poisoned with the blood of both,
Where shall I turn, divided to the vein?
I who have cursed
The drunken officer of British rule, how choose
Between this Africa and the English tongue I love?
Betray them both, or give back what they give?
How can I face such slaughter and be cool?
How can I turn from Africa and live?


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Poems About Africa

  1. 1. A Far Cry From Africa , Derek Walcott
  2. 2. Harlem [dream Deferred] , Langston Hughes
  3. 3. A Memorial Of Africa , George MacDonald
  4. 4. A Toast To Africa , Carrie Williams Clifford
  5. 5. Nikki-Rosa , Nikki Giovanni
  6. 6. A Negro Love Song , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  7. 7. An Echo From Africa , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  8. 8. Homage To My Hips , Lucille Clifton
  9. 9. An African Elegy , Robert Duncan
  10. 10. Africa , Joseph Seamon Cotter
  11. 11. A Trip Through Africa , Abraham Sutzkever
  12. 12. Irritable Mystic , Nathaniel Mackey
  13. 13. The African Chief , William Cullen Bryant
  14. 14. The Explorer In Africa , Roden Berkeley Wriothesley N ..
  15. 15. African Interlude , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  16. 16. On Being Brought From Africa To America , Phillis Wheatley
  17. 17. The Traveller In Africa , Louisa Stuart Costello
  18. 18. ! ! Spirit Of Africa , Bob Blackwell
  19. 19. African Pirates , Alf Hutchison
  20. 20. Rhythm Of Africa! , Edward Kofi Louis
  21. 21. Africa , SEGUN RASAKI
  22. 22. Born In Africa , St Antoine de la Vuadi
  23. 23. Africa's Soul , Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel ..
  24. 24. La Chevelure (Her Hair) , Charles Baudelaire
  25. 25. Show Me My Africa! , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  26. 26. A Tribute To Henry M. Stanley , William Topaz McGonagall
  27. 27. Mama Africa , Sylvia Chidi
  28. 28. Africa , Abisoye Sejoro
  29. 29. Africa , Chime Hilary Uchenna
  30. 30. It's The Africa In Me , Diana van den Berg
  31. 31. Don’t Cry For Me Africa , Aldo Kraas
  32. 32. Sounds , Dorothy M. Center
  33. 33. Oh It Is Africa , lizzie davis
  34. 34. A Translation: ' Madre Africa ' (A Poem .. , Fabrizio Frosini
  35. 35. ********* Best ******** , Senator alufalism
  36. 36. Our African Being , Anele TheAfrikanSon kaMtheth ..
  37. 37. **the Story Of Jazz Music: Introduction , RAJ NANDY
  38. 38. Bidding Adieu To Nelson Mandela , M.D Dinesh Nair
  39. 39. Crying 'Africa' , konye ori
  40. 40. Africa The Dignity Deferred , Anele TheAfrikanSon kaMtheth ..
  41. 41. Kilimanjaro , pitilosi mdala
  42. 42. Africa My Motherland , favour ugwumba
  43. 43. Africa Has A Soul , kemurl fofanah
  44. 44. Daughter Of Africa , Peter Rhodes
  45. 45. Africa , Gopi Krishnan Kottoor
  46. 46. Africa , Brynn Fier
  47. 47. Africa. , Solomon Bright Dankwa
  48. 48. African Kitchen , Ebi Robert
  49. 49. Africa , sallam yassin
  50. 50. Father Africa , Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle
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