This anthology has been created for senior secondary school and university students. It is largely composed of traditional oral and modern African poetry, but also includes classical and modern pieces from Britain and America. The poems are arranged under themes such as love, death and war.
What is a poem?; folk wisdom; pictures in the mind; cattle and other beasts; drought and rain; seed and harvest; mother country; the village home; grandmother; women; the child in the family; train journey; the decay of tradition; cities; masquerades and ritual; love; death and war; history and myth; Europeans through the eyes of the colonized; Africans in Europe; dispossessed urban life; alienation and faith; oppression; what is man?; the toolkit.