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Collected PoemsPdated to include seven never before published works as well as much of his early poetry that explores. A Mother in a Refugee CampNo Madonna and Child could touchHer tenderness for a sonShe soon could have to forgetThe air was heavy with odors of diarrheaOf unwashed children with washed out ribsAnd dried up bottoms waddling in labored stepsBehind blown empty bellies Other mothers thereHad long ceased to care but not this oneShe held a ghost smile between her teethAnd in her eyes the memoryOf a mother's pride She had bathed himAnd rubbed him down with bare palmsShe took from their bundle of possessionsA broken comb and combedThe rust colored hair left on his skullAnd then—humming in her eyes—began carefully to part itIn their former life this was perhapsA little daily act of no conseuenceBefore his breakfast and school; now she did itLike putting flowers on a tiny grave

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READ & DOWNLOAD ñ Collected Poems ↠ [Read] ➳ Collected Poems By Chinua Achebe – Insolpro.co.uk A collection of poetry spanning the full range of the African born author's acclaimed career has been updated to include seven never before published works as well as much of his early poetry that exp A collection of poetry spanning the fulSuch themes as the African consciousness the tragedy of Biafra and the mysteries of human relationships. Essential to understanding the work of Chimamanda Adichie and the crisis of the Nigerian Civil War

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A collection of poetry spanning the full range of the African born author's acclaimed career has been u. I found a copy of Achebe’s collected poems at the library uite by chance It’s a thin book with less than 90 pages The book was split into five sections Prologue Poems About War Poems Not About War Gods Men and Others and Epilogue I enjoyed these simple poems that dealt with various topics including warlove African life and mythologyIn 1966 Achebe says “Absentminded our thoughtful days sat at dire controls and played indolently” The section entitled Poems About War discussed the Biafran War “Christmas in Biafra” was especially poignant “This sunken eyed moment wobbling Down the rocky steepness on broken Bones slowly fearfully to hideous Concourse of gathering sorrows in the valley Will yet become in another year a lost Christmas irretrievable in the heights” I also liked Pine Tree in Spring which was dedicated to Leon Damas “Pine tree flag bearer of green memory across the breach of a desolate hour Loyal tree that stood guard alone in austere emeraldry over Nature’s recumbent standard Pine tree lost now in the shade of traitors decked out flamboyantly marching back unabashed to the colors they betrayed Fine tree erect and trustworthy what school can teach me your silent stubborn fidelity” All in all a nice poetry collection that made me wish Achebe had written