The Fate of Vultures & Other Poems

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Malthouse Press Limited, 1990 - Africa - 99 pages
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Contents

When soldiers are diplomats
4
What poets do our leaders read?
6
The wanderers victory
8
The fate of vultures
11
Compatriots
13
Players
15
The arrowflight
16
When tomorrow is too long
18
Okigbo listens to new poets
52
The call of diviners
53
The bane of a blessing
55
At the upholsters workshop
56
Where everybody is king
58
IV
60
The flight
61
Our worth
63

My next step
20
Orphans of hope
22
II
23
too
26
Unsubjected pride
27
Slave traffic
28
New visions
29
Stone culture
30
For Anne
32
Weathering the harmattan scourge
34
Drumworship
35
Murderer
37
The ambush
39
Song for my land
41
No
44
The Northern star
47
Always be my voice
48
The uniform of angels
50
Where the nightmare begins
65
A crowd of odds
67
The banner of the future
69
The funeral of the hyena
72
Crossing the mountain
74
The beast of change
77
When the plague struck
79
Ward 6
87
The toast
89
For my students
90
The patience of memory
92
Two pieces after a dream
93
Questions of state
94
The levelling rule
95
Libations
96
Now that I am forty
99
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