Literary Zone

Poetry: A troubadour I traverse...

A troubadour I traverse... By Dennis Brutus, South Africa A troubadour, I traverse all my land exploring all her wide-flung parts with zest (...)

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Gambian writer Janet Badjan-Young

Gambian writer Janet Badjan-Young has a BA in Drama (UK, 1959) and a Master’s degree in Communications (1979, USA). She has spent the greater part of her (...)

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Poetry: Eldred Durosimi Jones at 95

Poem written by Prof Kosonike Koso-Thomas to celebrate Prof Eldred Durosimi Jones’ 95th birthday (January 6, 1925). Celebrating Eldred at 95 Look you (...)

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Sierra Leonean writer Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna was born in Scotland, raised in Sierra Leone and Great Britain and spent periods of her childhood in Iran, Thailand and Zambia. She is the (...)

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Writer Joseph Diescho of Namibia

Born in Andara, Kavango Region, Namibia, Diescho attended Fort Hare University in South Africa where he studied law and political science. During his (...)

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Poetry: Please Boss

Please Boss By Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva, Kampala, Uganda Please Boss Please if we must Then not on the desk You’re the boss You (...)

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Short story: Punishment and Reward

Punishment and Reward By Koyie Mansaray, Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire* Two girls were born in the same year. They lived and grew up in the same (...)

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Short Story: A Bin Smɔl

A Bin Smɔl (A short story in the Krio language of Sierra Leone) By Ngozi Cole, Freetown, Sierra Leone* A bin smɔl We dɛm tɛl mi se a dɔn gɛt bɛlɛ (...)

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Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah

Credits: writersmakeworlds, wikipedia Abdulrazak Gurnah (born 1948 in Zanzibar) is a Tanzanian novelist based in the United Kingdom. The most famous of (...)

| November 2019 | 1856 views

British-Somali writer Nadifa Mohamed

Credits: Wikipedia, writersmakeworlds.com Nadifa Mohamed FRSL, born 1981, is a Somali-British novelist. She featured on Granta magazine’s list of "Best (...)

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Poetry: A Poem For Martyrs’ Day

A Poem For Martyrs’ Day By Frank Chipasula, USA The first vowel of pain pierces the night, O! We recoil in our nightmares, hearing a man (...)

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Egyptian writer Naguib Mafouz

Credit: Wikipedia Naguib Mahfouz (Egyptian Arabic: نجيب محفوظ‎, romanized: Nagīb Maḥfūẓ, IPA: [næˈɡiːb mɑħˈfuːzˤ]; December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006) was an (...)

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