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Scrubbing the Furious Walls of Mikuyu

Jack Mapanje


Scrubbing the Furious Walls of Mikuyu

Jack Mapanje


Poem introduction

Of all the prison poems I've written I think this is my favourite little one. We were asked to scrub the walls of the prison to clean the place up and we saw on one wall graffiti and several prisoners refused to touch it, to scrub it out, because it was good. It was a rude statement about the country's politics, hence this poem.

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