—★Defining poetry per my Traditional African conviction★—


“For me(Nana Arhin Tsiwah)— the matter of whether poetry is emotional or philosophical is not worth an argument tool of any measure to me as an African poet. I don’t know how these compatriots of mine think. Well, it may be a differential allegory thought sought after thought and that shouldn’t be a burden. However, the essence of poetry to me is that poetry like any other art rooted in traditional African principle is far more of spirituality than presumed by most people. The simple definition of poetry to me as a soul woven from an African palace of distinct measure is that poetry is soul-food roasted from the deep fire of spirituality”.

——Nana Arhin Tsiwah——


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