African poetry

all shs core english literature poems

All 10 SHS Core Literature Poems PDF

Below is the full list of all 10 WASSCE/SHS Core Literature poems for 2022-2026. While the first five poems above fall under the African Poetry Section in the WAEC Core English Language syllabus, the last five constitute the Non-African Poetry segment of the same SHS English syllabus. Remember that these Core Literature poems for WASSCE Read more

analysis of black woman by leopold senghor

Black Woman Analyzed: Subject Matter, Themes and Poetic Devices

This tutorial will take you through a thorough analysis of “Black Woman”. “Black Woman” is a poem composed by Leopold Sedar Senghor. Leopold Senghor was a Senegalese poet, academic and politician. In fact, he was also the first president of independent Senegal. On this site, you can learn more about the contribution of Leopold Senghor Read more

a government driver on his retirement

A Government Driver on His Retirement Analysis

I’ve named this tutorial “A Government Driver on His Retirement Analysis” instead of my preferred “A Government Driver on His Retirement Analyzed: Subject Matter, Themes and Poetic Devices”. The only reason for this is to shorten it a bit. As you can see, the title of this particular poem is quite long. So that is Read more

song of the women of my land quiz

Quiz on The Song of the Women of My Land

This quiz on The Song of the Women of My Land is meant for teachers and students of African Poetry. I’m referring to anyone whose dream it is to obtain an excellent grade in the WAEC/JAMB/NECO Literature paper. Do not forget to share so your colleagues might benefit. SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF THE SONG OF Read more

raider of the treasure trove quiz

A Quick Quiz on Raider of the Treasure Trove

Are you a teacher or student of Literature-in-English looking for a quiz on Raider of the Treasure Trove? Then you will be happy to have made it here. Because I’m about to give you key objective test questions on Lade Wosornu’s poem, Raider of the Treasure Trove. Below are the objective test questions on Raider Read more

the sea eats our land at home poem

The Sea Eats the Land at Home by Kofi Awoonor

This post is going to give you the full text of Kofi Awoonor’s poem, The Sea Eats the Land at Home. Make sure to also read my analysis of the poem. Remember that this is one of the prescribed poems for the 2021 to 2022 Cambridge IGCSE Literature-in English test. The full meaning of IGCSE Read more

wassce african poems

All 6 WASSCE Literature African Poems PDF (2021-2025)

You can now view and study all your WASSCE Literature African poems for 2021 to 2025 at one place. Do you want a PDF copy of the prescribed African poems for WASSCE 2021 to 2025? Then you’ve arrived at the right place. Simply click on the download pdf button to begin your download. 1. The Read more

The Panic of Growing Older by Lenrie Peters

Here is the full text of the poem The Panic of Growing Older by the Gambian poet, Lenrie Peters. You can also read the complete analysis of the poem, The Panic of Growing Older. LENRIE PETERS: THE PANIC OF GROWING OLDER Stanza One The panic of growing older spreads fluttering winds from year to year Read more

Ambush: A Poem by Gbemisola Adeoti

Gbemisola Adeoti: Ambush The land is a giant whale that swallows the sinker, with hook, line and bait aborting dreams of a good catch fishers turn home at dusk blue Peter on empty ships all Peters with petered out desires You may like: How to Boost Your Chances of Examination Success The land is a Read more

Piano and Drums: A Poem by Gabriel Okara

Gabriel Okara: Piano and Drums When at break of day at a riverside I hear jungle drums telegraphing the mystic rhythm, urgent, raw like bleeding flesh, speaking of primal youth and the beginning I see the panther ready to pounce, the leopard snarling about to leap and the hunters crouch with spears poised; And my Read more

The Anvil and the Hammer: A Poem by Kofi Awoonor

Kofi Awoonor: The Anvil and the Hammer Caught between the anvil and the hammer in the forging house of a new life Transforming the pangs that delivered me Into the joy of new songs The trappings of the past, tender and tenuous Woven with fibre and sisal and Washed in the blood of the goat Read more

Vanity: A Poem by Birago Diop

Birago Diop: Vanity If we tell, gently, gently, All that we shall one day have to tell, Who then will hear our voices without laughter, Sad, complaining voices of beggars, Who indeed will hear them without laughter? If we cry roughly of our torments, Ever increasing from the start of things, What eyes will watch Read more

The Dining Table: A Poem by Gbanabom Hallowell

Gbanabom Hallowell: The Dining Table Dinner tonight comes with gun wounds. Our desert tongues lick the vegetable blood – the pepper strong enough to push scorpions up our heads. Guests look into the oceans of bowls as vegetables die on their tongues. The table that gathers us is an island where guerrillas walk the land Read more