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Poems

Mentor Across The Ether

Volume 14, Issue 2 | Published 30/10/2017  

(In memory and in imitation of *Kofi Awoonor)

By John Sibi-Okumu

 

*Kofi Awoonor, a celebrated poet from Ghana, was killed in the Sepember 2013 attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, where he had been invited to participate in the Storymoja Hay Festival.

 

Witness #145

Volume 14, Issue 2 | Published 30/10/2017  

imagine

the stifled voices, 
words falling silent
on still tongues;

a long breath, blowing
itself out, hope seeping
away into nothing;

No Kenya, No Peace

Volume 14, Issue 2 | Published 30/10/2017  

If Kenya didn’t burn in 2013, why should it burn now?

Yet, we hold her ransom with our ‘fears, what if’s and better safes’

If Kenya didn’t bleed in 2013, why should she weep now?

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