Tribalism



The January 15, 1966 coup was labeled an Igbo coup.
Hausa and Yoruba elites were assassinated
Yes, that is the plane truth;
Igbo elites were not assassinated.

An Igbo man later emerged as head of state.

A riot started in the North;
Igbos were massacred.

Another coup took place in July, 26, 1966
in which Aguiyi Ironsi, was assassinated.

Gowon took over as head of state.

Ojukwu declared  Biafra and a civil war started in Nigeria.

In Ruwanda, the Hutsi and the Tutsi
have been involved in bitter hostilities.
Many people have died from both sides
and Ruwanda knew no peace.

Buhari ruled Nigeria and promoted Fulani
above every Tribe.
The Fulani wanted to take over Nigerian lands.
They killed many people
and are still killing people

Tribalism is a problem in Africa
Tribalism is a problem in Africa
In Africa, Tribalism is a problem

Tribalism is a problem in Nigeria
In Nigeria
Tribalism is a problem
Tribalism is a problem

But, why is there no Tribalism in America
Yes, why is there no Tribalism in America
Why is there no Tribalism in America?
Why?

About this poem

Tribalism is a problem in developing nations, especially, in Africa.

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Written on June 18, 2024

Submitted by israel_u on June 18, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme xaxa b xx ca b d exxx exxff DDg ddGG dddc
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,076
Words 223
Stanzas 11
Stanza Lengths 4, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 4, 5, 3, 4, 4

Israel Chinonye Uche

Date of Birth: 18/9/57 Nigerian; Igbo BA(Hons) 1982,Theatre Arts, University of Calabar; PGDE, 1987,University of Nigeria, Nssuka Secondary School teacher( retired). Author and publisher more…

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