Capturing a significant event in Africa’s history is Yusuf O. Kassam’s poem titled, Maji Maji and remorsefully described from the painful recollections of an old man. A common mistake is to interpret the message by restricting it to history, to Tanzania (or Tanganyika as was called), to the seeming ridiculousness of religion, or the absurdity of primitive African war methods. However, the lessons and messages expressed traverse decades, race, borders, time, and relate to even the minutest aspects of daily human interactions regardless of what societies we live in. Continue reading Commentary on Yusuf O. Kassam’s MAJI MAJI poem in Relation to Today
Let us not use our bones,
Let our brains work.
When the consent is honoured,
Then do we go to task.
Several hearts are underneath caves, Continue reading BRAINS AND BONES by Celestina Omor Orhue from Nigeria.