“Together, Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol, constitute a heated debate over the future of Africa. In graphic metaphor and with dramatic intensity, P’Bitek. Editorial Reviews. Review. “In rewriting his poem in English he has chosen a strong, simple Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol by [Bitek, Okot p’]. Song of Lawino is an epic poem written by Ugandan poet Okot p’Bitek. First published in Although Ocol’s polygamy is accepted by society, and by Lawino herself, her description of his actions shows that he is shunning Lawino in favour.

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Lawino says that Ocol should be tolerent for, once mother death comes, there is no excuse, neither black nor white it calls them and they have no power on it:. Skng am terribly afraid Of the electric stove, And I do not like using it Because you stand up When you cook.

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To Lawino the whole idea is completely incomprehensible. The song of lawino and song of ocol one aspires; To look like a white woman; Her lips are red-hot; Like glowing charcoal; She resembles the wild cat; That has dipped its mouth in blood; Her mouth is like raw lawijo Tina dusts powder on her face; And it looks so pale ; Both Sissie and Lawino were asking the same questions.

Even crucifixes, rosaries, toes of edible rates, For this real cure, Ocol must beg forgiveness of all those he insulted. Western dances are immoral because people embrace in public and dance with anyone, even close relatives said p’Bitek.

His tongue is dirty with the continuous flow of insults he has been pouring on his people. He is always ruled by time.

Lawino disagrees and implores her husband to stop hating his own people: Ocol’s position is so extreme as to be indefensible; Lawino’s, while less so, also leaves little room for compromise. Frank HorleyG. Instead he has lost his head:. When the physical remedies have been completed, Ocol will be ready for the real cure. Heinemann- Poetry – pages.

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But he must also seek the blessing of the elders and beg forgiveness from the ancestors, because:. This is the book for you! Then she ends the section by going back to address the clansmen and returning to the subject of books. He is always in a hurry.

Song of Lawino & Song of Ocol

By the end of this section, Lawino turns on her attacks and exposes their own immorality and hypocrisy. African Writers Series Book Paperback: Every thing he uses belongs to his master: Reviewed by Tichaona Chinyelu Originally posted http: Here Lawino asks questions in a genuine mood of enquiry.

They are not simply a written version of Acoli songs. When my husband Opens a quarrel With his brother I am frightened! Erect monuments To the founders Of modern Africa: Lawino’s final appeal concerns her domestic situation.

Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol

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Sony had to have it. They must be opened. Ocol sees no similarity between the two sorts of charms or the two sorts of prayer.

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