I Need An African Wife

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I need an African wife
A woman that believes men have nine bones
A woman that believes man comes first
A woman that thinks in the circle of men’s desire
A woman that believes her man determines her paradise
A woman that believes her man is her Lord
A woman that believes men have what she lacks

I need an African wife
Not a wife that draw me roster
That will not enter the kitchen without my presence
That becomes fragile when she’s pregnant
That looks indifferent when I am angry
That allows my sons bend rather than prostrate
That tells me what to do rather than advice

Oh I need an African wife
That will smile when she sees my mother
That will serve me peppered vegetable
That will think of home while in office

Yes I need an African wife
Not the one that will think of clients
While in the kitchen
That will serve me cold foods
In my air conditioned edifice

Yes I need an African wife
That believes her personality makes her first lady
That believes her office in the company of my house
Are the kitchen and the bed

Oh God, I need an African wife
That will be contented with the wealth you gave me
That I will be able to treat democratically

Written by: Bada Yusuf Amoo
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Author: admin

I am a member of the WRR editorial team.


  1. Reply
    Saatyaki So Seshendra Sharma says

    O.K you have expressed your inner feelings in a purely personal tone. Try to bring in feminist emotions . that would make your poetry socially relevent and responsive.
    Keep it up / Regards

    • Reply
      Kukogho Samson says

      Very valid suggestion Sir. Same thing I told the poet.

  2. Reply
    uwera says

    Funny, I was looking for an African husband to do the same things. Nice old fashioned poem. Oh the nostalgia! Keep up the great work.

    • Reply
      Kukogho Samson says

      Ha aha …perhaps you should hook up with the poet and you both get your wishes..


      Thanks for reading.

      • Reply
        Bada, Yusuf Amoo says

        Hahaha Editor, i am a saint o!

        • Reply
          Kukogho Samson says

          saints dont marry?

  3. Reply
    fikayo says

    Humm this poem would make feminists do a double take. Makes me want to write a poem for the African Husband. maybe I’ll do and link it to this page.

    It would certainly be different from my Dear Husband here http://spiceplaza.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/dear-husband/

  4. Reply
    fikayo says

    This a nice reply to this poem

    • Reply
      Kukogho Samson says

      Thanks for reading….

    • Reply
      Bada, Yusuf Amoo says

      The Ma’am get ‘am

  5. Reply
    Bada, Yusuf Amoo says

    Ok! I will google for feminist emotion.

    • Reply
      Kukogho Samson says


  6. Reply
    fikayo says

    Got around to wring a response to this poem. Here it is Mr Editor and Mr Poet.

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