Henry Barlow Poems

Henry Barlow was a Ugandan poet and winner of the Uganda Golden Jubilee medal, who passed away in 2006. He’s best known for his poem ‘Building the Nation.’ His poems are popular with everyday readers and critics.

Building the Nation

by Henry Barlow

‘Building the Nation’ is one of the best-known poems of the Ugandan poet Henry Barlow. This humorous piece comments on how nation-builders contribute to their country.

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