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in praise of the calabash

Prince Mensah

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in praise of the calabash is a poetic tribute to the African way of life. The calabash, which is the fruit of a vine, is used as a bottle, bowl or pipe in various parts of Africa. It embodies individuality and community at the same time. CalabashesMorein praise of the calabash is a poetic tribute to the African way of life. The calabash, which is the fruit of a vine, is used as a bottle, bowl or pipe in various parts of Africa. It embodies individuality and community at the same time. Calabashes are used during festivals, funerals, and other tribal fun fare. It is the primarily used utensil for libation.In this collection of poems, Prince Kwasi Mensah pays homage to the past, present and future. He singles out historical figures like Yaa Asantewaa, a warrior-queen who stood against foreign invasion. Prince picks out various unique features of the African life for discussion.in praise of the calabash is about identity and ideology. It is a poets odyssey to find himself amidst the claims other things have on him.