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A Look at Kofi Awoonor’s Last Poem
As The Wall Street Journal reported today:
The African Poetry Book Fund is set to publish Awoonor’s latest collection, “Promises of Hope: New and Selected Poems” in 2014.
By permission of the publisher The Wall Street Journal published “ACROSS A NEW DAWN”, one of Awoonor’s final poems. Here’s a stirring excerpt:
And death, when he comes
to the door with his own
inimitable calling card
shall find a homestead
resurrected with laughter and dance
and the festival of the meat
of the young lamb and the red porridge
of the new corn
To read the full poem click here.