[QUESTION]Discuss the themes of political revolution and struggle for freedom in Gbanabom Hallowell’s “The Dining Table”. (NECO JUNE/JULY 2016 LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH)
The revolutionary picture of the poem revealed brutality, desperate inhumanity to humans, the use of guns and harmful weapons. On top of that, the victims were placed in condition of homelessness. Victims homelessness gathered every age to the so-called “dinner table”; including the sleepless barefooted children with eyes so sharp and alert like switchblades because the effect of the war or sudden attack had taken away their peace and clipped their voices with silence.
poem because the people gathered in an insecure place “where guerillas walk the land while crocodiles surf”; their freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom to live are totally reduced. Their highest wish would be to acquire their deprived freedom.
“Under the spilt
milk of the moon, I promise
to be a revolutionary, but my Nile, even
without tributaries come lazy
upon its own Nile.”
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- Discuss the Absurdity of War in the Dining table
- Effects of War on Children in the Dining Table
(the Leo with wings flying)