Poems and Poetry

Mama Africa -Onwutalobi Anthony-Claret

Few decades ago, most people from the west argue that Africa is not civilized and has no philosophy and history. This statement is fallacious in nature. Africa is a cradle of Human civilization. This poem is to educate the audience on the true picture of African wisdom

Oh! Africa my mother
My repository, to which I run for nutrition and shelter
Imbued with patriotism.
Festoon with wisdom and knowledge

Generous and open-handed
Instruct without remuneration
Plays a pivotal role in human knowledge
Full of self-sacrifice

Irrespective of this, men despise you
Painted you “black” with nothing to offer
Viewed as underdeveloped and created historically nothing
Describe as a dark continent

“Quis” onslaught?
Western I presume
With a solipsistic view of life
Affirmed famous and creative themselves

Wise, knowledgeable and civilized they claimed
“Quid verity”?
False indeed
History traces their knowledge to African origin

Appropriated African legacy as theirs
Why this nihilistic attitude toward “Africa”
Because of their popular conception of Africa and their dehumanizing tendencies

Because of their solipsistic view of life [solipsism]
“Pre logical” beings they claimed to be
However, a positive dimension arose
An upsurge from within [western], given a dramatic turn
Pays restitution for the stolen “property”

After all struggles and criticisms
Praise to the “supersensible”
Inextricable with Africa
Surviving the onslaught of her enemies
Behold my mother Africa shining and vested in wisdom and knowledge



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Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
Anthony-Claret is a software Engineer, entrepreneur and the founder of Codewit INC and CEO of Portia Web Solutions. Mr. Claret publishes and manages the content on Codewit Word News website and associated websites. He's a writer, IT Expert, great administrator, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all around digital guy.

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