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Sunday, 31 July 2016 02:47

Wole Soyinka – Great Collective conscience of Now

Written by Emeka Chiakwelu
Great Wole Soynika Great Wole Soynika

Wole Soyinka – Great Collective conscience of Now

By Emeka Chiakwelu

The quest endures frills not space as it fills
Words really have meaning in the hands of a warrior chronicler
A brilliant mind that free words to be active
Never knew words have momentum
Yes buttress the society with words with consequences
You liberated the words and liberated Blackism

Africanism survives with your golden words
A concerted effort to shame Africa was thwarted
Through your words Africa continues to stand and shine
Minds were liberated and thoughts were reinvented
Slow minds were made faster, dull minds were invigorated

Hero the greatest victory 
Conscience the zenith of courage
Greater than hero with unbelievable courage  
Enamored of Africa despite her standing, inclinations
Who can speak and voice words for Africa
Yes.  Africa never has a better son

You come, you write, you speak
Knowledgeable mind is a complex mind
World celebrated you for the words,
Africa celebrated you for the humanity
A powerful mind, a thoughtful conscience indeed

Fearless mountain hairs, a mountain of knowledge
Keep on talking, keep on standing
A brave soul with a brave mission
The vanguard of moving ideas
Protagonist - The champion of the our collective conscience


Poem dedicated to The Great  Wole Soyinka on his 82 birthday celebration.

Emeka  Chiakwelu, Principal Policy Strategist at AFRIPOL. His works have appeared in Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Forbes and many other important journals around the world. His writings have also been cited in many economic books, publications and many institutions of higher learning including tagteam Harvard Education. Africa Political & Economic Strategic Center (AFRIPOL) is foremost a public policy center whose fundamental objective is to broaden the parameters of public policy debates in Africa. To advocate, promote and encourage free enterprise, democracy, sustainable green environment, human rights, conflict resolutions, transparency and probity in Africa.   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it       www.afripol.org


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