To Be A Man; Kwani? Poetry Anthology
To Be A Man; Kwani? Poetry Anthology
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To Be A Man; Kwani? Poetry Anthology

Ndanu Mungala, in her winning poem, Breaking through, and other poets, raise the issue of man not being allowed to express tender feelings or to cry. Mboga Patroba rejects violence as a definition in society and instead advocates for self sacrifice, service and respect. Poesiopoa Njeri dissects the disease that allows us to laugh at defilement, rape and abuse in her haunting piece Facing Jeevanjee Gardens. Samuel Munene and Ng’ang’a Mbugua pen excellent parodies of every day notions of societies and relationships.

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” …I do not want
to be crippled
before I can walk,
to be shoved
in the face of machismo
and whipped
to take it up
in the name of being a man…”
– Ndanu Mungala ( Breaking Through)

“…Now she falls,
And now she bleeds.
The camera takes it all in.
It is seven o’clock,
The way of the cross on your screen…”
– Poesiapoa Njeri (Facing Jeevanjee Gardens)

“…Mercy, don’t you understand that I am a man?
I have a high libido;
I must have it when I need it.
I have to be satisfied,
That’s the reason I have you.
Mercy, I am a man.

Fred, I understand; you are a man.
I should suppress my libido.
I can’t have it till you ask.
I have no urges to satisfy.
I must lower my pants when you want
Fred, you are just being a man…”
– Samuel Munene (Am A Man?)


Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 mm

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