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Revelations: Africa in Poetry

Munyaradzi Mawere

Publication Year: 2013

This is a penetrating, refreshing, diverse and impeccable collection of insightful poetry on the realities of everyday life in Africa. The collection reflects on a gamut of issues, desirable and undesirable alike. Themes covered range from dissipation, corruption, war, love, bad governance, greediness, anxiety, religion, weather, time, politics, morality, economics, justice, natural environment to culture. To lovers of poetry, culture and wisdom, this is a must-read!

Published by: African Books Collective

Cover

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p. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 2-5

Contents

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pp. iii-vi

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Preface

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pp. vii-viii

...politics, morality, economics, justice, natural environment and theoretical and practical potentialities of poetry to penetrate ?good life? to all- a life in which all pragmatic strategies aimed ...

Poetry Revelations

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pp. 1-2

A true mother

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pp. 3-4

True love

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pp. 5-6

That flies lands

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p. 7-7

Shall we say the war is over?

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pp. 8-9

Labor pains

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pp. 10-11

Who shall come to our rescue?

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p. 12-12

The end time

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p. 13-13

A prayer for forgiveness

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pp. 14-15

Home coming

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pp. 16-17

The winding path

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pp. 18-19

Diasporians

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pp. 20-21

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A snake in the house

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pp. 22-23

Shining with dazzling brilliance like gold particles in day light ...

The chameleon’s wish

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pp. 24-25

Pedro

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p. 26-26

A treacherous twin brother

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pp. 28-29

Zimpeto

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pp. 30-31

The jiri

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pp. 32-33

A continent called Africa

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p. 34-34

Fear no more

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pp. 35-36

While the sun shine

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p. 37-37

The story of my life

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pp. 38-42

Yes

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pp. 43-44

Dear sister

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p. 45-45

Death of the tyrant

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pp. 46-47

Time

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p. 48-48

If I am to live

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p. 49-49

Exiled mind

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p. 50-50

Unpredictable world

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p. 51-51

At the well

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pp. 52-53

Permanence of change

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p. 54-54

Across the Limpopo River

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p. 55-55

School drop-outs

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p. 56-56

The cyclone

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p. 57-57

To my son James

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pp. 58-59

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Hero

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pp. 60-61

A hero is one who fought in the struggle for liberation against ...

God bless Africa

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pp. 62-63

All started with marriage

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p. 64-64

Afghanistan Vista

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pp. 65-66

A cry for freedom

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p. 67-67

On the death bed

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pp. 68-69

Children of Africa

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pp. 70-71

The way it is

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p. 72-72

Treacherous species

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p. 73-73

Street Kid

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pp. 74-75

Troubles of my heart

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pp. 76-78

At the mine

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p. 79-79

By the Indian Ocean

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pp. 80-81

Babies of this world

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p. 82-82

November 2008

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pp. 83-84

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June 2008

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pp. 85-86

...(For the fallen friends and relatives during the 2008 elections in ...

What they say I am

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pp. 87-88

Before sunrise

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pp. 89-90

When love dies

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pp. 91-92

To my husband, Farai

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pp. 93-97

The reply to my wife, Chipo

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pp. 98-101

Corruption

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pp. 102-103

New media technology

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pp. 104-105

My life as a woman

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p. 106-106

Death of the rural home

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pp. 107-108

Worlds of this world

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p. 109-109

Harurwa

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p. 110-110

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African City

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pp. 111-112

Moralists and traditionalists- lovers of morality and tradition ...

Up there

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pp. 113-114

Untied tongues

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p. 115-115

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All that flies fly to land?

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pp. 116-118

Making us at least sure that we are all definitions waiting to be ...

Language injustice

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pp. 119-120

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Death

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pp. 121-122

If it is a warrior, then death must be the most skillful warrior ...

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A prophecy of revolution

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pp. 123-124

The call of a revolutionary spirit crying for everlasting peace Its voice earsplitting deafening even the ears of the oppressor ...

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Children of chaos

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pp. 125-126

They shift their goal posts to win at all costs like children in ...

Fools

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pp. 127-128

Songs from the forests

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pp. 129-130

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Africa voice

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pp. 131-132

They label others uncivilized when they define civilization for ...

2013 Catastrophe

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pp. 133-134

Where are you policemen?

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pp. 135-136

Back Cover

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p. 137-137


E-ISBN-13: 9789956791408
Print-ISBN-13: 9789956791613

Page Count: 148
Publication Year: 2013