‘Not My Business’ by Niyi Osundare is a powerful, satirical poem that explores the consequences of staying silent in the face of oppression.
Niyi Osundare is a renowned Nigerian poet known for his powerful and socially engaged poetry. His poem addresses a wide range of themes, including social justice, political oppression, and human experiences. This poem is characterized by its shocking imagery and poignant message. It should be considered one of, if not his best, poem.
They picked Akanni up one morning
Beat him soft like clay
And stuffed him down the belly
Of a waiting jeep.