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Changa Hickinson

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Raffia

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While wicked rule
An’ righteous labor
Freedom fighters planning
While masses sweat red
Fe daily white bread
Freedom fighters training
While govament promising
An’ opposition lapsin
Freedom fighters surveyin
While students graduatin
An’ wuk not forthcomin
Urgency steamin/livin/tensin
While congregation rejoycin
Syn/a/gog/ues gamblin
collection missin
Preachers bles/sin
Elites toastin
Cocktails of henbane
Freedom fighters advancin
Like Afrikan drum beat
Warrior charge form ancient graves
An’ modern beliefs
In offensive defence
Of I an’ I.

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Biography

Changa Hickinson made St. Martin his home in the 1980’s, and it is here that his first book, Illegal Truth was published in 1991. The multicultural aspect of the island is central to his work, revealing the diverse and at times, idiosyncratic nature of the place. He is renowned for the recital of his thundering style of poetry at various cultural events, With work published in an anthology of St Martins writing, he has toured with Winternachten in Indonesia and the Netherlands Antilles.

Changa Hickinson

Biography

Changa Hickinson made St. Martin his home in the 1980’s, and it is here that his first book, Illegal Truth was published in 1991. The multicultural aspect of the island is central to his work, revealing the diverse and at times, idiosyncratic nature of the place. He is renowned for the recital of his thundering style of poetry at various cultural events, With work published in an anthology of St Martins writing, he has toured with Winternachten in Indonesia and the Netherlands Antilles.

Featured Poem:

Raffia

Enlarge poem

While wicked rule
An’ righteous labor
Freedom fighters planning
While masses sweat red
Fe daily white bread
Freedom fighters training
While govament promising
An’ opposition lapsin
Freedom fighters surveyin
While students graduatin
An’ wuk not forthcomin
Urgency steamin/livin/tensin
While congregation rejoycin
Syn/a/gog/ues gamblin
collection missin
Preachers bles/sin
Elites toastin
Cocktails of henbane
Freedom fighters advancin
Like Afrikan drum beat
Warrior charge form ancient graves
An’ modern beliefs
In offensive defence
Of I an’ I.

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  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (1)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

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