Africa under siege is a prose poem by Keith Phetlhe. The poem doesn’t have the same breaks as a traditional poem and uses other literary techniques which is why it’s a prose poem.
The poem Africa under siege is published on the webpage poetrysoup.com by Keith Phetlhe in February 2018.
The poem begins with “Africa is raped”. “raped” is a very informal word for sexual abuse. The sentence creates a feeling inside of us like wondering or sadness.
Therefore, pathos is used. A lot of manageable words are used, and almost all sentences can be understood by everyone. Fx “From the abundance of her production, her labor, she receives only a grain of wheat, or nothing.”.