This poems were written by the late president of Guinea, Ahamed Sekou Toure:
Poèmes militants reflects Sékou Touré's charismatic leadership style. It is a raw expression of his vision, void of encumbering description:
Revolution is exigency (Lines 1-10)
"Let us resolutely destroy
Any betrayer of the Nation
Let us nail to the post
The murderers of BOIRO
And the infamous causes
They oppose to liberty
To the right and dignity
Of the great People ever-valiant
Always streaming of sweat
(Lines 18-30) I am Africa
The Continent of tomorrow!
Neo-colonialism Ferocious as subtle
Wishes to keep in shackles Both my Mind and my Wealth.
Of the evils plaguing me still,
Most debasing is irresponsibility
My Peoples, henceforth Heroic resistants,
Have joined the battle:
Destroying in order to renew.
Even Sékou Touré's foray into the role of women is marked by his zeal for human reaction:
Woman of Africa ( A peom By Ahamed Sekou Toure)
(Lines 27-37, 53-64) Women of Africa,
Women of the Revolution!
You will rise up to apex
You will journey endlessly
At a walking pace of the social Revolution,
To the rhythm of cultural progress,
In the train of economic boom
To the great and beautiful city Of the exacting ends
And were in leading Your brothers,
your husbands and your children...
Women of Africa, Women of the Revolution!
Equality is not offered,
It must be conquered.
To emancipate the women Is to rid the society
Of its belmishes, its deformities.
The conquest of science,
The mastery of Technics Will open to the Women the way
That of intra-social combat Rendering her "subject and no longer object".
Reproduce by Suntou Touray