Poem Eulogizing A GIANT: Professor ATUKWEI OKAI.
A GIANT BAOBAB TREE HAS BEEN UPROOTED.
A mighty storm has uprooted a giant baobab tree from our land.
Indeed a mighty storm has touched a giant tree which gave us shadows to rest, when the sun shined merciless!
The giant who renewed for us the art of poetry to perfection.
The giant whose mission has stirred up our creativity, intellectuality, ability and agility to reasoning, writing and speaking to the soul of mankind.
The giant literary literate, the professor.
The giant Pan-Africanist, the giant writer, the Giant!
The giant Holder of the Order of the Volta, the giant fearless commentator, the GIANT.
Professor ATUKWEI OKAI. You have journeyed, a journey which has earned you a post as an ancestor.
It is an inevitable journey.
There you will comment no more, there you will shine like a star, dear ancestor!
Rest In Power prof.
Professor ATUKWEI OKAI passed on in Accra on 13th July, 2018 at the age of 77.