Analysis Of The Anvil And The Hammer By Kofi Awoonor

This is another African poem that focuses its subject on the conflict of culture_ sharing the same theme with the poem titled “Piano and Drums” by Gabriel Okara.
One can hear the poem speaker’s willingness to balance both culture or lifestyle by saying in line 11-12 “Sew the old days for us, our fathers/ That we can wear them under our new garment”. The issue of colonialism is not out the picture in this poem “The Anvil and The Hammer” by Kofi Awoonor. The alien culture came into Africa via colonialism to mix with the ways of the Africans. The speaker in the poem found himself betwe…

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Discuss The Absurdity Of War In The Dining Table By Gbanabom Hallowell

One of my student asked me: “Sir, how can someone explain the absurdity of war in The Dining Table by Gbanabom Hallowell?” How Pleasurable Is The Dining Table By Gbanabom Hallowell How

Judging from my own point of view, I believe her question was navigated toward the irrationality of war or act of warring.

According to the poem “The Dining Table” attacks and assaults from the war bestowed victims with much difficulties and epidemics which made revenge an impossibility.

The irrationality of the war led to homelessness causing the peaceful dwelling souls to gather and dine painfully on a hypothetical “dining table”.

Destructiveness and insecurity in another case gave rise to the people’s homelessness, and made them strove for survival, evacuating their bullet excavated …

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