Over one year ago, I published the Poetry Collection “THIRTEEN CURSES ON MOTHER AFRICA, by Joseph R. Alila(http://www.lulu.com/). ” POVERTY is one of the thirteen curses, and it includes lack of food; WAR is another curse. The greatest victims under both curses are African women and their children. The author dedicated several pages in the poetry collection to the precariousness of the Sahel where desert threatens marginally wet areas, and where the Darfur war is being fought.
Now, with the world food crisis looming—thanks to modern man’s desire for BIODIESEL at the expense of using arable land to grow grains to specifically feed humans and animals—the African woman—that almost-fixed feature of the rural African landscape—and her children, are now caught in the crossroads of the war between food sufficiency and “going green” on our roads. It should not be an either or situation!
Poetry can be green! JR Alila