This is a review on the issue of Tyranny in kola Eke’s poem. We hope you find this very useful.
Tyrannosaurus I is a poem by Kola Eke. The name “Tyrannosaurus” is a coined word, a neologism. The poem depicts a tyrannical leader of Harare, Mugabe who ruled the people of Zimbabwe in absolute terror.
Mugabe was a tyrant, the
“Why old fox of Harare”
Who “smashed” oppositions “with his powerful hindlegs”.
He executed rebels, rigged elections, killed thousands of his people, wiped out a whole community, snatched lands of the white men and distributed them to the friends and supporters of his party and tyranny.
Mugabe was a terror to his people, he is a typical example of an African tyrant. The dislocation of language and animalistic terms are used to depict the fierceness and wickedness of the leaders.
Content credit: Ejiro Omokri
Kola Eke is currently lecturing in the university of Benin, UNIBEN Edo state in the English and literary studies department. He is the author of Tyrannosaurus I and other published work.