Wer pa lawino or song of lawino and song of ocol are a collection of epic poems written by ugandan poet and african scholar okot p bitek while song of lawino was originally written in lwo the acholi dialect of southern luo before being translated into english song of ocol was written and published in english losing faith in christianity in 1959 pbitek heavily centered this work . English poem song of lawino and ocol mortality lawino raises a point worthy of consideration about the subject of death she deals with the ultimate intrapersonal conflict she wonders that ocol calls the white people poor and says they will buy the land from the family conflicts . Song of lawino and song of ocol are among the most successful african literary workssong of lawino is an african womans lamentation over the cultural death of her western educated husband ocol in song of ocol the husband tries to justify his cultural apostasythese songs were translated from acholi by the author they evince a fascinating flavour of the african rhythmical idiom. Poem songs of lawino and oco poet okot p bitek introduction songs of lawino is a dramatic monologue that reveals two characters lawino and her husband ocol who are in disagreement lawino and ocol belong to acoli tribe of northern uganda thus they present any other african husbands and wives ocol is educated as he poses a university degree while lawino is not educated in this case
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