OKENYE UKWU: A TRIBUTE)

I called him ‘OKENYE UKWU’1 My father Onowu Iyasele Chike Ofodile A world of grand processions, rituals, rites of mystery, magic, sages and taboos of sweetest kindred ties and kindred fights of rules and trust which few would dare abuse. Inland Onitsha where his life did dawn a striking baby,...

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TRIBUTE TO AN ICON

Glory rests on the shores of history Dark dust to the scattered trails of misery Burning in tots, death knocks at the door Smiling with tears, in its paled scaling fur Darkness forms around the storm Shielding the sad mildness of dust reformed. Timid hue in a cloud of mist...

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EXIT OF THE ICONIC INK

I stood mute at the news of your demise Beyond the oceans are my tears Your voice spoke beyond continental boundaries About the gang raping of our culture Your embodiment was the persona of Okonkwo Chinua, the literary prophet has gone, Gone, but not without a message The message of...

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