Hakahana, by Hugh Ellis

Hakahana, by Hugh Ellis. ISBN 9789991687810 / ISBN 978-99916-878-1-0

Hakahana, by Hugh Ellis. ISBN 9789991687810 / ISBN 978-99916-878-1-0

Hakahana is a collection of Namibian poems by Hugh Ellis.

Hugh Ellis  

Hugh Ellis is a powerful writer who understands the art of telling poignant stories through poetry. All his pieces are beautifully written with every stanza carefully selected, each word carefully weaved alongside each other. Having made his mark on the Spoken Word performance poetry stage as far back as 2005, as a fellow Spoken Word poet and committee member I have been very fortunate to witness Hugh's growth as a poet and writer. It's very exciting to see his best work finally being published. Oshosheni Hiveluah, film-maker and poet.

 

 

 

 

From Hakahana, by Hugh Ellis: Reading Books

I'm sitting here reading books and trying to make a plan
Human history is only a story of robbery, murder and hate
I'm trying to be that rare thing that is called a decent man

There's a rape, a killing a minute, and why? Because we can?
Time is wasting while we stand around here and debate
While we're sitting here reading books and trying to make a plan

There's denial of opportunities by gender, race, class and clan
There are mad street preachers trying to indoctrinate
But I'm trying to be that rare thing that is called a decent man

Don't think it's easy - no way - to make changes in this land
Education is your key to create, to initiate
That's why I'm sitting here reading books and trying to make a plan

You see, this whole dominance thing has lasted its span
I believe there's a chance for this generation to innovate
So I'm trying to be that rare thing that is called a decent man

I want to make you believe you must join this fight and
Whatever you do, don't believe what society says is your fate
Me? I'm sitting here reading books and trying to make a plan
I'm trying to be that rare thing that's called a decent man

This is an excerpt from the poem collection: Hakahana, by Hugh Ellis.

Title: Hakahana
Author: Hugh Ellis
Publisher: Wordweaver Publishing House
Windhoek, Namibia 2013
ISBN 9789991687810 / ISBN 978-99916-878-1-0
Softcover, 15x21 cm, 338 pages

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