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Father Africa - Poem by Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle

Father Africa! At a token ignorance,
You have given your inheritance:
To strangers you gave so much.
White fellows who did not eat in our dish.
Behold, with some sham laughter,
They transacted for few daughters;
They brought clothes and rums and guns
To shackle away your sons.
Father Africa, foolish you!

Lo! See Mama Africa's cry
Her hapless tears can not dry
On her beautiful black dimples.
Oh Africa, chaos ripples.
See your sons brutally unfair
Taking hostage His own kin at warfare,
Selling them at ludicrous token.
Oh Africa, your woes betoken!

The sun rose in great grief
And shambled to rest in dumb disbelief,
The rivers - pensive in their banks.
Our follies deserve no thanks;
Africa sold her pride at Twenty Pounds,
Her offspring shackled to foreign grounds
On a fettered peregrination to the coasts,
Where they await shipment to wicked hosts.

Father Africa, foolish you!
Had those tokens of Twenty Pounds
Sufficed the pandemic poverty that pounds
You and your offspring on the head?
Those you sold - million tears shed
You caused them sorrowful spirituals to sing
They endlessly labour'd where trepidations ring,
They suffer'd severe discomfort - unfair!
They dwelt in dejected despise and despair.


Comments about Father Africa by Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle

  • Silver Star - 3,622 Points Ken E Hall (6/30/2015 5:52:00 AM)

    Great message...but history as gone its up to you to forge ahead...forget the white man of yesteryear now is the time to get together...the Romans shackled us all..Love too see Nigeria get ahead only if you all pull together...good luck...regards (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Adex Xponent (1/19/2012 1:00:00 AM)

    A great poem brother. But my rivers follows a course that ends its long and tireless journey in Judith Furedi's sea. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Adex Xponent (1/19/2012 12:59:00 AM)

    A great poem brother. But my rivers follows a course that ends its long and tireless journey in Judith Furedi's sea. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Africa

  1. 1. Father Africa , Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle
  2. 2. 'Africa's Calling' , Linda Winchell
  3. 3. Rise Up Africa , Matt Ancient
  4. 4. Mama Africa , Lucia Domingos Fula
  5. 5. Solidarity , Sally Stewart
  6. 6. African Suite , Aldo Kraas
  7. 7. Africa's Pain Is My Pain , Ayanle Isak
  8. 8. Giant Of Africa , Mimiko moruf oluwakayode
  9. 9. Africa The Dignity Deferred , Anele TheAfrikanSon kaMtheth ..
  10. 10. South Africa Is Also My Country , Gert Strydom
  11. 11. Mama Africa , Elijah Ifetayo
  12. 12. Africa Today , Kholekile Monakali
  13. 13. The Black Continent , Edward Kofi Louis
  14. 14. African Beauty , Edward Kofi Louis
  15. 15. Africa , Emmanuel chibuike ikechukwu
  16. 16. The Pride To Be An African , Fasan paul
  17. 17. Africa's Praying , charles K wanjohi
  18. 18. Secret Of The Sun , konye ori
  19. 19. Mother Alpha & Mother Omega , Josephine DixonBanks
  20. 20. Mama Africa's Identity , Edward Kofi Louis
  21. 21. Your Beauty Is Africa , ademola oluwabusayo
  22. 22. **the Konye Obaji Ori (United Africa) .. , konye ori
  23. 23. Rich With Natural Resources , Edward Kofi Louis
  24. 24. Image Of Africa , Edward Kofi Louis
  25. 25. Sahara Desert , Antonio Liao
  26. 26. I Am Africa , Makabongwe Nkambule
  27. 27. I Dreamt I Was In Africa , Francis Duggan
  28. 28. Children In Africa (C.I.A) . , OLUMIDE FAMILUSI
  29. 29. My Africa , swabi mnisi
  30. 30. My Africa , Emmanuel Odum
  31. 31. 50 Years On This Physical Earth , Edward Kofi Louis
  32. 32. Beloved Son , Edward Kofi Louis
  33. 33. Africa , Aldo Kraas
  34. 34. Hippopotamus , nimal dunuhinga
  35. 35. Chinua Achebe! , Edward Kofi Louis
  36. 36. Africa-The-Mermaid-Princess [rev.] , Margaret Alice Second
  37. 37. Who Could Cure Africa? , ademola oluwabusayo
  38. 38. Africa Call (Black People) , Enyinwa Okechukwu Enyinwa
  39. 39. Africa I , Desmond Tagoe
  40. 40. Africa , Enyinwa Okechukwu Enyinwa
  41. 41. African Mama , Jessica Nobubele Frame
  42. 42. The Dust Of Africa , Edward Kofi Louis
  43. 43. A Colonized Mind Of Africa , Jacques Sprenkie Mateya
  44. 44. African Rhythm , Edward Kofi Louis
  45. 45. Madiba (Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela) ! , Edward Kofi Louis
  46. 46. I See Africa , Senator alufalism
  47. 47. Can You Hear Him? , Vino Venitas
  48. 48. My Africa , Zimkitha Dreamhouse
  49. 49. Welcome To Ghana , Edward Kofi Louis
  50. 50. Out Of Africa , Edward Kofi Louis
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