Uche Ahunanya

Biography: Uche Ahunanya is a Theatre and Film scholar at the University of Port Harcourt. He hails from Ugwunagbo LGA of Abia State, Nigeria. He is a great lover of arts in general.

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Uche Ahunanya
Friday 9 July 2021

The Real Lunatics

The real lunatics are not those poor souls that dance naked at the market square, 

They are not those grimaced faces that roam the streets barefooted, scorched or


With unkempt hair and unwashed body, and a stench that slaps the nose –

The real lunatics aren't those unfortunate lots 

Whose names aren’t found in the pride-books of kith and kin

The real lunatics aren't those unlucky ones nature seems to have been unkind to, 

They aren't those ragged beings that feed from waste bins and suffer public scorn 

The real mad ones are those whose refined appearance of sanity belies their wanton inanity – 

Yeah, the real mad ones are those human beings who refuse to use the bins, and litter the streets.

©Uche Ahunanya


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