Building the Nation and Other Poems
Crafted with rare wit and humour, the poems in this book deal with a diverse range of themes such as political opportunism and sycophancy, war, the baffling paradox of god, the enchanting richness and beauty of nature, and the fascinating yet sadly agonising and intractable nature of love. Spanning decades of experience and deep reflection by a veteran poet, this collection offers fresh and enriching insights into subjects that are of interest and concern to us all.
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Building the nation
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African anger anguish apartheid assault Babi sah banana leaves BANG Basking beautiful bellow blind bloom boss bride price brother Building the nation Burst bush Chameleon charms Chuho spring command Daddy dark David Cook David Rubadiri dawn death dirty eyes Father fawning dog fear Feathers and dead flies fools frightened Fulani fumes glow grass grass is greener Guatemala Harare haunt heart herd jubilate Kampala laughed laughter legs lips little dahlia live strong lizard looked magic maize Masaaba mid-day sun morning Mosquito Mousey Nairobi newest bride night Nuba pain Palm Sunday peace plains plod poems Published rain clouds ride to Chichicastenango seat Shoot shout silent simmering smile soft soul-brother stare stomach streams Stunned stupid Summit fever sure sweet take your brotherly tears tickled trees trembling trudge Truth Uganda ululate unity utter waragi warm watched whispers wind