Literature, Social Change and Culture
"The Monstrous Instrument"
by Maina Kțnyattț
A powerful instrument
One learns soon how it terrifies
Those who fight truth
The other day they came
In my cell number eleven
With clubs and steel whips
Wrecked the place
Looking for this dangerous instrument--
They found nothing
The prison boss said:
I must be kept clean
Away from this dangerous instrument
Because I am capable of causing
I am mad
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Publication information: Book title: African Visions:Literary Images, Political Change, and Social Struggle in Contemporary Africa. Contributors: Cheryl B. Mwaria - Editor, Silvia Federici - Editor, Joseph McLaren - Editor. Publisher: Praeger Publishers. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 2000. Page number: 153.
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