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COURTESY OF ATIKA SCHOOL
AFRICA - KCSE ENGLISH POETRY QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS
Read the poem below and then answer the question that follow.
Africa my Africa
Africa of proud warriors in the ancestral savannah’s
Africa my grandmother sings of
Beside her distant river
I have never seen you.
But my gaze is full of your blood.
Your black spilt over the field.
The blood of your sweat
The sweat of your toil
The toil of slavery
The slavery of your children.
Africa, tell me Africa,
Are you the back that bends.
Lies down under the weight of humbleness?
The trembling back stripped red.
That says yes to the whips on the road of noon?
Solemnly a voice answers me
“Impetuous child, that young and sturdy tree.
That tree that grows.
There splendidly alone among white and faded flowers.
Is Africa, your Africa. It puts forth new shoots.
With patience and stubbornness pouts forth news shoots.
Slowly its fruits grow to have
That bitter taste of freedom.