2020 Open Call , Poems - Osedebamen Oamen,


Benin City

By Dr.Osedebamen Oamen,


Benin City,
a conurbation of childhood acquaintances
the dwelling of exotic culture
that speaks African arts in street shops
artworks of esoteric contest and eminence


Benin City,
whose art worth invites visitors to come
and see grandeurs aesthetical treasure
that amazed even empty pouch customers
induced to buy with their eyes art memorable


Benin City,
base of artifacts holding trusts for Africans
frightfully abandoned with dashed hope
where are the arts shops in Mission boulevard?
where are the arts stores in Airport thoroughfare?


Benin City,
I gun art stores shrinks as eye lashes twinkles
the streets and shops in new form and shape
with Eurocentric fashion that speaks for West
let’s espouse our treasures to redeem our past.



Dr. Osedebamen David Oamen, from Nigeria has a B.A. Dramatic Arts Ile- Ife, M.A., and Ph.D in Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State. He has over fifty published works in international and national journals and books. He is an Arts and Cultural Manager, Playwright, Storyteller and Poet. His plays include; The Scar and Ukpusomi (2005), One More Wife Some More Trouble (2005), The Women of Orena are Wiser than the Gods (2009), Tomorrow is for good Character and the pain is worth the gain (2017).


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