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Album: Lace and WhiskeyReleased: 1977
The book Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe is a piece of post colonial literature which talks of the customs in Africa from the African perspective. According to the book, the "Ubangi" Cooper refers to in the song is a superstition The Ibo people had concerning babies. If babies are still born or deformed at birth, they are mutilated with farm tools or by stomping on them. This is done to deter the bad sprits which dwelled in their children from returning in their next child.