What I said to a friend.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Robbery
Victims of crimes
Author: Okoro, Dike
Pub Date: 12/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of Pan African Studies Publisher: Journal of Pan African Studies Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Journal of Pan African Studies ISSN: 0888-6601
Issue: Date: Dec, 2010 Source Volume: 4 Source Issue: 2
Product: Product Code: 9101314 Robbery NAICS Code: 92212 Police Protection
Persons: Named Person: Till, Emmett
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Illinois Geographic Code: 1U3IL Illinois
Accession Number: 306754417
Full Text: (after reading the following headline from the Chicago Sun-Times: "Emmett Till's Casket Found 'Rusted, Battered'") by robbers at Burr Oak Cemetery, Illinois.

Those who know nothing of the purity of the sun's light Will find pleasure in accusing time of treason, each day They steal from the dead to eat of the fruit of chance.

Dike Okoro, Ph.D., is a poet, short story writer, critic, essayist, and editor. His work has appeared in Black Issues Book Review, Quarterly Black Review, Warpland Journal of Black Literature & Ideas, Botsotso, Drum Voices Revue, and a host of journals in the US, Europe, Africa and elsewhere. He is the editor of Speaking for the Generations: Contemporary Short Stories from Africa (Trenton: AWP, 2010), Echoes from the Mountain : New & Selected Poems by Mazisi Kunene (Lagos/Oxford: Malthouse/ABC.
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