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Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts of activism
(1969)

Zankli, Prince Boevi Aggrey
Part V: writers and the black revolution: ode to the dead,   pp. 403-[404] PDF (2.5 MB)


Page 403

Prince Boevi Aggrey Zankli, a citizen of                                
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Togo, acted in European and African plays
in Lagos before coming to the United
States, where he graduated with a B.A. in
International Relations at Howard University.                           
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He has taught in the Peace Corps, published
in various periodicals, and performed                                   
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his plays on television.
ODE TO THE DEAD
Evil is never never                                               U
Muttered about the Dead 0,
Evil is never never
Evoked against the citizens
Across the Black River O',
Blame it never never,                                              ,
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Shower it never never,
Whisper it never never,
Gossip it never never,                                            ,
For the dead have no witness
To stand for their defense 0,
For the dead have no self
To stand for their self-defense 0.
Evil is never never
Muttered about the Dead 0.
Evil is never never
Evoked about the citizens                                     i
Across the Black River 0.
1. The Home of the dead.


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