Overlooking the River

This historical poem about Overlooking The River is a famous poem about the Ikot Abasi women’s riot against colonialism.

Poem on Overlooking the River

Overlooking the River

From this route they came
Women of vision… prides to behold…
Freedom fighter who mobilized to resist
That act of tax the colonial master bestowed
From here they came
The route of the river they follow
That history would bear them witness.

Stories of their conqueror
Are now told centuries there after
Women who fought the Ikot Abasi women riot
But see how history seeks to place them wrong
Didn’t they say it was the Aba women riot?
But where was it fought?

Come to Ikot Abasi
Ask of the Independence Park
For there you would see the Obelist
For the victims of the women’s war of 1929.

Nsikak Andrew, 22rd February 2008 & 4th March 2008



Nsikak Andrew: Overlooking the River
Overlooking the River
This historical poem about Overlooking The River is a famous poem about the Ikot Abasi women’s riot against colonialism.
Nsikak Andrew
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