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Colonialism is an evil in Africa that goes with dictatorship, tyrany and exploitation. These are the main ideas the various poets articulate in the poems titled "Abidjan" by Ismael Hurreh, "Heroic Shield" by Mbella Sonne Dipoko and "It is Time for Reckoning Africa" by Lenrie Peters. The above vices are not the only evils perpetrated by the colonizers. Others include cultural alienation and brutality as will be explained below.

    In "Abidjan", Abidjan the capital of Ivory Coast is battered and fragmented by colonial exploiters. The poet calls on Africans to recollect the memories that have tarnished the noble image of Africa as reflected through the Abidjan cosmopolis. His prayer is that the month of April should shower raindrops to revive Abidjan that has been vandalized by the whites. The whites have exploited the blacks by enslaving them to flourish the white man's business. The poem is an urgent call for Ivoty Coast and Africa to wake up against the battering and fragmentation of the continent through colonial exploitation. Nationalists should not wait for champions like David Diop.

    Dipoko in "Heroic Shield" denounces the whites who colonize South Africa and exploit the country both physically and psychologically. These colonial masters keep the blacks in bondage. He calls on the blaxks to rise against this infamous regime. He warns the frustrated tyrany that he will shiver when he dreams of the great Chaka the Zulu who is a symbol of resistance of the tyranny of the colonial administration. Because of the resources in South Africa (diamond) that the colonizers are exploiting they continue to cling to the land, despite local resistance. At the end Dipoko sounds a prophetic end to them and their evil for they will sink with the riches following the powerful resistance and the natural forces characterised by the hotness of the koroos.

    Finally, in the poem "It is Time for Reckoning Africa" Lenrie Peters launches an appeal to Africa to evaluate their reign under the colonial masters and even their current leaders that they handed over to. The Africans have been exploited for a very long time and it is time to come out of this senseless exploitation cruelty and dictatorship. If the present leaders are still exploitative and dictatorial it is partly because of the support of the colonial masters who continue to influence African affairs indirectly.

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