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This Is Not Malaria

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The 25th of October was Graciano Enwerem’s birthday. To celebrate it, he has released another satirical and thought-provoking poem titled “This Is Not Malaria”.

Graciano Enwerem {Sir Grrraciano} is a poet, writer and teacher. A graduate of English and Literary Studies, Imo State University. He’s the winner of War Of Words 3, YouPoetry Slam, 9 times winner of Sea View’s Poetry Challenge, Winner Of War Of Words Online slam 1 and cofounder of Figures Of Speech {F.O.S.}, the first online creative group on Whatsapp. He’s been proffered so many awards which include the SPIC Most Outstanding Achiever Of The Year, 2014, IFA’s Atonisona Of Poetry Award, 2015, Creative Writers’ Association of Nigeria’s Literary Critic of the Year, was listed in Top 100 Nigerian Writers under 40 at the Nigerian Writers’ Awards and was also voted the number 1 poet 2016 at the EGC rankings, an award he won again this year (2017), back to back.

“This Is Not Malaria” is a satirical poem, a duet that features another outstanding Nigerian poet, Aquila. Basically, one of every three average Nigerians would take Panadol extra or other painkillers for any discomfort they feel and a lot more would regard any symptom as that of Malaria first, even before ever visiting any medical laboratory. This is because Malaria is one of the most common illnesses in Africa especially, Nigeria.

However, in this piece, the poets in an interestingly contrasting submission all agree that ordinary Panadol can’t ‘kill’ the pain that ails Nigeria. While one of the personae prescribes Panadol EXTRA for NiGAYria, the other opines that the sickness(es) that has befallen her isn’t Malaria even… maybe Palaria.

This is Graciano’s 4th audio submission on this special day. This he’s done to mark his birthday. Hit the link below to download “This Is Not Malaria”. Also check out other poems by him:

“THIS IS NOT MALARIA”
https://goo.gl/hdrVbH

Other poems by GRACIANO
“12 MILLION NONSENSE”
https://goo.gl/ozaZvN

“WHAT NIGERIANS WANT”
https://goo.gl/0nel48

HIGHFLYERS
http://goo.gl/cMW9Qd

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Graciano’s “12 Million Nonsense” spoken word poetry ‘046502’
Graciano “I Love The Mangoes” spoken word poetry ‘046503’
Graciano’s “Right To A Jobsite” spoken word poetry ‘046504’

Happy birthday Grrraciano!

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