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Profile: Ngugi Wa Thiongo

Profile: Ngugi Wa Thiongo

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o born 5 January 1938) is a Kenyan writer, formerly working in English and now working in Gĩkũyũ. His work (...)

| 3 weeks ago | 2850 views

Poetry: Ministers to the Toothless

Poetry: Ministers to the Toothless

Ministers to the Toothless By Taban Lo Liyong When I am old and my teeth are gone or rotted Let me age away near KFC or MacDonald’s hotel: (...)

| 1 month ago | 2226 views

Poetry: The Belly Remains

Poetry: The Belly Remains

The Belly Remains By Tchicaya U Tam’si, Democratic Republic of Congo. Sure the belly remains chaste under a treasure of white bones then (...)

| 2 months ago | 8263 views

Poetry: We Have Come Home

Poetry: We Have Come Home

We Have Come Home By Lenrie Peters, Banjul, The Gambia.* We have come home From the bloodless wars With sunken hearts Our (...)

| 2 months ago | 6328 views

Poetry-The Breast of the Sea

Poetry-The Breast of the Sea

The Breast of the Sea By Syl Cheney-Coker, Freetown, Sierra Leone. After our bloody century, the sea will groan under its weight, somewhere between (...)

| 3 months ago | 3160 views

Poetry:Agony of the Fatherland

Poetry:Agony of the Fatherland

By Kellie Keita, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. From the east or west, they are all the same ; methods diverging but motives akin Fair is foul and foul is (...)

| 3 months ago | 4157 views

Oracle of the Povo

Oracle of the Povo

By Dambudzo Marechera (RIP), Harare, Zimbabwe. Her vision’s scrubland Of out-of-work heroes Who yesterday a country won And today poverty (...)

| 3 months ago | 6808 views

Ghanaian Writer Ayi Kwei Armah Speaks

Ghanaian Writer Ayi Kwei Armah Speaks

Ayi Kwei Armah (born 1939) is a notable Ghanaian writer. Early life and education Born to Fante-speaking parents, and descending on his father’s (...)

| 4 months ago | 3993 views

Poetry: We Rise Again

Poetry: We Rise Again

We Rise Again By Jacob Palmer, New Jersey, USA. I saw the morning sun rising from its night-time slumber Peeping through the mountain peaks and rolling (...)

| 5 months ago | 6787 views

Poetry: The culture of peeping

Poetry: The culture of peeping

The Culture of Peeping By Moses Kainwo, Freetown. 1. Eyes The young are short-sighted from seeing too much, The old are long-sighted from seeing so (...)

| September 2017 | 4534 views

Poetry: Mystic Man

Poetry: Mystic Man

Mystic Man By Peter Tosh, Jamaica. I’m a mystic man (such a mystic man) I’m just a mystic man (mystic man) I man don’t (I man (...)

| September 2017 | 4567 views

Poetry: What is the Word

Poetry: What is the Word

What is the Word By Samuel Beckett for Joe Chaikin folly - folly for to - for to - what is the word - folly from this - all this - folly from all this - (...)

| August 2017 | 7166 views