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Profile: Senegalese Writer Mariama Ba

Profile: Senegalese Writer Mariama Ba

Mariama Bā (April 17, 1929–August 17, 1981) was a Senegalese author and feminist, who wrote in French. Born in Dakar, she was raised a Muslim, but at (...)

| 2 months ago | 13495 views

Novel: Molloy

Novel: Molloy

Molloy By Samuel Beckett. The Sucking Stones sequence. I took advantage of being at the seaside to lay in a store of sucking-stones. They were pebbles (...)

| 3 months ago | 5920 views

Soyinka's Nobel Speech

Soyinka’s Nobel Speech

On December 8 1986,Wole Soyinka (pictured) the Nigerian dramatist, novelist and poet received the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm, Sweden. Here is (...)

| 4 months ago | 3499 views

Short story: Orman and the Konkorkula

Short story: Orman and the Konkorkula

Orman and the Konkorkula By Gibril Koroma, Toronto, Canada Dedicated to the late Jose Saramago, Nobel Laureate (Literature) Orman takes his machete and (...)

| August 2018 | 3782 views

Poetry: The Fourth Blind Man of Hindustan

Poetry: The Fourth Blind Man of Hindustan

The Fourth Blind Man of Hindustan By Fayia Sellu, USA Orwell couldn’t see, yet understand The fourth blind man of Hindustan What happened to (...)

| June 2018 | 3872 views

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 (...)

| May 2018 | 6467 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: (...)

| April 2018 | 5100 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 (...)

| April 2018 | 10383 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 (...)

| April 2018 | 8795 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 (...)

| March 2018 | 4488 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 (...)

| March 2018 | 5298 views