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Poetry: Watermaid

Poetry: Watermaid

Watermaid By Christopher Okigbo, Nigeria EYE OPEN on the sea, eyes open, of the prodigal; upward to heaven shoot where stars will fall from. Secret I (...)

| 1 month ago | 1261 views

Poetry: Politikal Kolonkos

Poetry: Politikal Kolonkos

Politikal Kolonkos By Fayia Sellu, California, USA They don’t have to change brothels But some, they do, often. Send to: Adressee, homeless (...)

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Profile: Senegalese Writer Mariama Ba

Profile: Senegalese Writer Mariama Ba

Mariama Bâ (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 (...)

| 4 months ago | 15488 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 (...)

| 5 months ago | 7784 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 (...)

| October 2018 | 4756 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 | 4499 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 | 4173 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 | 6819 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 | 5434 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 | 10726 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 | 9362 views