Tag Archive | African Poets

#POETRY4ChangeAfrica. Featured Poem: “Last Words Mama Couldn’t Say” by Oluwasegun Romeo Oriogun (Ogun Da Silva)

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VISION | VOICE |

VISIBILITY | VALUE-EXHANGE|

Last Words Mama Couldn’t Say
by  Oluwasegun Romeo Oriogun (Ogun Da Silva)

1. The end won’t hurt like the beginning.
2. Beautiful houses do not always make good homes.
3. The first time I held you God turned his face.
4. I could give you lessons about loneliness but I can’t tell you how it feels.
5. Learn to wait for love.
6. Your father bled me in places that killed me.

7. A woman is a body.
8. Learn about suffering.
9. Learn about nights and tears.
10. Never hit a woman.
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Introducing IfooAfrica! A cool online platform for African Storytellers.

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I came across the following exciting press release on one of the most popular blogs in Africa and simply had to share 🙂

Introducing IfooAfrica! a very cool and unique online platform for African storytellers (both at home and in the diaspora).

Stories could be any original works of art that the storyteller wants to share: dramas, folktales, comedy, fiction, spoken word, poetry, narratives etc.

To paraphrase the founders “The stories are made for Africans in African voices. If you can voice it, we want to hear it…”

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