Diaspora of Thoughts: Poems, Prose & Wise Sayings of African Origins

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AuthorHouse, Aug 31, 2007 - Education - 100 pages
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This book was born out of a passion for literature and the need to establish a cultural legacy for our next generation dispersed all over the World.

A Diaspora of Thoughts –  fittingly  “the dispersal of thoughts”. Like many, I have always wondered how to communicate the African wise sayings, poems and prose we learned from our grandparents to our children- the next generation.

Many children of our time fill their times with new computer games since we have failed to challenge them to recite and learn our culture through sayings, poems and prose, this has been the greatest reason to do this work.

What you are about to read is a combination of  wise sayings and poems mostly from early life in an African village, of course subsequent life experiences as well as comments from observing the life of others who have lived significant lives.

Some poems cover views on matters that concern the oppressed peoples of the world and especially the colored race .

It expresses a sense of community enough for us to care about our neighbor. Some of these recitals deal with the excessiveness of the rich and the abjectness or lack in the poor and the responsibilities of both parties.

This collection of poems & prose is for the individual  or teacher interested in leisure reading and general literature as a whole. It is more about African and American sociological heritage wrapped in poetry & prose. 


 

 

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Contents

The Oppressed
1
Love
2
Ogbeni
3
My heritage
4
Black Race
5
Death
6
Father
7
Teacher
8
Holy Bible
43
Aff ection
44
Imprisoned
45
Friends
46
Prayers
47
Commonwealth questions?
48
United Nations
49
Broken shackles
50

Without borders
9
Learning
10
Power
11
Respect
12
The cool of the evening
13
Dear mother
14
Shame
15
Th ink before
16
The whole nine yards
17
Politicians
18
Walking on air
19
Connect with your child
20
Black oppression
21
Smiley star
22
Hardship
23
illegal alien
24
Police chase
25
Fame or shame
26
Simply jazzed
27
Performance
28
Individuality
29
Undelegated mentor
30
Dream On
31
The American dream
32
The hope of the immigrant
33
Success
34
Relative motion
35
Colored In Gods own country
36
Katrina what an experience
37
Search for wealth
38
Pursue a passion
39
New York hot dogs
40
The holocaust generation
41
London
42
A true citizen
51
Walk right
52
Stiff upper lip
53
Turn the other cheek
54
Underground Mess
55
Extra Extra read all about it
56
Ireland
57
Dumb luck
58
Hollywood professionals
59
For the love of my child
60
Trouble
61
Our inner self
62
Avoid Calamity
63
If we were to count
64
Winning ways
65
The answer to poverty
66
Change a necessity
67
Ode to the couples
68
Africa O Africa
69
After this famine
70
The battle
71
Life and death
72
Enigbewo
73
Jewish settlement
74
Lincoln and Douglas
75
Inlaws
76
Focus on family
77
The 3 class Western stage coach
78
Mercy
79
Extremists
80
The paths of unrighteousness
81
A Prose of David
82
Back Cover
87
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This book was born out of a passion for literature and the need to establish a cultural legacy for our next generation dispersed all over the World.

A Diaspora of Thoughts ?  fittingly  ?the dispersal of thoughts?. Like many, I have always wondered how to communicate the African wise sayings, poems and prose we learned from our grandparents to our children- the next generation.

Many children of our time fill their times with new computer games since we have failed to challenge them to recite and learn our culture through sayings, poems and prose, this has been the greatest reason to do this work.

What you are about to read is a combination of  wise sayings and poems mostly from early life in an African village, of course subsequent life experiences as well as comments from observing the life of others who have lived significant lives.

Some poems cover views on matters that concern the oppressed peoples of the world and especially the colored race .

It expresses a sense of community enough for us to care about our neighbor. Some of these recitals deal with the excessiveness of the rich and the abjectness or lack in the poor and the responsibilities of both parties.

This collection of poems & prose is for the individual  or teacher interested in leisure reading and general literature as a whole. It is more about African and American sociological heritage wrapped in poetry & prose. 


 

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