Tales of wars…

The Gendemeh Famine* came, people survived it.
Here we’re, going strong.

The Kaiser’s War came: they fought it;
Here we’re, going strong.

Hitler’s War came: it was fought;
Here we’re, going strong.
That’s why today, with things so hard
If you’re really patient/brave
You’ll have your own tale to tell tomorrow.

Salia Koroma

*Gendemeh Famine, c. 1909/10. Translation & artwork by Nikiibu.


Posted on November 11, 2008, in Salia Koroma and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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