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Lies To Bullets And Guns And Genocides: A Poem By Chido Nwangwu

January 19, 2020



Over time, 

Millions kept quiet in the face of 

Small lies; 



Those small lies became 

Big stereotypes; and those 

Big stereotypes escalated to

Form mountains of distortion.


Over our clime, 

Iron-chains of infamy to reap;

From fictive condescensions, 

Followed vicious vulgarities, 

Bigotry mechanised; and 

Transformed into 

Bullets and guns 

Axes for the genocides 

1966, 1967, 1968, 1969…. 

Biafra. Rwanda. Zango Kataf. Odi

Dr. Chido Nwangwu is Founder and Publisher of Houston-based USAfrica multimedia networks, first African-owned U.S-based newspaper published on the Internet; and recipient of several journalism and public policy awards. 

He has been profiled by CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans. He worked previously for the Nigerian Television Authority, Platform Magazine, and the Daily Times of Nigeria; and has served as adviser on Africa business to Houston's Mayor.