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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 (...)

| 5 days ago | 1021 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 (...)

| 2 months ago | 1429 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 (...)

| 3 months ago | 2463 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 (...)

| 4 months ago | 5432 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: (...)

| 5 months ago | 4438 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 (...)

| 17 April | 9714 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 (...)

| 5 April | 7776 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 (...)

| 14 March | 3780 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 (...)

| 6 March | 4625 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 (...)

| 1 March | 7501 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 (...)

| 2 February | 4573 views