Literary Zone

Poetry—Bye Bye-oh, Abayomi Bye Bye

Poetry—Bye Bye-oh, Abayomi Bye Bye

Bye-Bye-oh, Abayomi Bye-bye. By Mohamed Boye Jalloh-Jamboria, Bergen, Norway. Tem don rich for go; nartin nor dae for ever Tem don rich for ask yu sef, (...)

| September 2007 | 872 views

Poetry—Visiting Zomba Plateau

Poetry—Visiting Zomba Plateau

Visiting Zomba Plateau By Jack Mapanje Could I have come back to you to wince Under the blur of your negatives To sit before your braziers without (...)

| September 2007 | 5079 views

Poetry: Mandela the Spear

Poetry: Mandela the Spear

Mandela the Spear. By Atukwei Okai. You feign you feign you Feign you do so love me But the truth Is now like rain: He who sees not, (...)

| August 2007 | 466 views

Poetry—Democracy Renaissance

Poetry—Democracy Renaissance

Democracy Renaissance By Roland Bankole Marke. The smell of democracy tingles in my earlobes That involuntarily thaws my mouth to salivate. (...)

| August 2007 | 417 views

Poetry: Blood Money

Poetry: Blood Money

Blood Money By Syl Cheyney-Coker Along the route of this river, with a little luck, we shall chance upon our brothers’ fortune, hidden with that (...)

| August 2007 | 399 views

Poetry: My Sacred Ballot

Poetry: My Sacred Ballot

My Sacred Ballot. By Roland Bankole Marke. Ideal franchise symbolizes our Sacred-Cow. While whispering intuition blooms wisdom I abhor carved (...)

| August 2007 | 368 views

There's a Dissident in the Election Soup!

There’s a Dissident in the Election Soup!

There’s a Dissident in the Election Soup! By Dambudzo Marechera I have no ear for slogans You may as well shut up your arse I run when (...)

| July 2007 | 456 views

Poetry----In the Small Hours

Poetry----In the Small Hours

In the Small Hours. By Wole Soyinka. Blue diaphane, tobacco smoke Serpentine on wet film and wood glaze, Mutes chrome, wreathes velvet drapes, Dims (...)

| June 2007 | 2219 views

Poetry-----Violence in Silence

Poetry-----Violence in Silence

Violence in Silence. By Roland Bankole Marke. Tenacity as passion sanctifies the chorus to woo empathy, Chanting a mystic African dialect chases (...)

| June 2007 | 346 views

Sembene Ousmane is Dead

Sembene Ousmane is Dead

Veteran Senegalese writer and filmmaker Sembene Ousmane (photo) died yesterday Saturday June 9 at his residence in Dakar. He was 84. Here is information on (...)

| June 2007 | 701 views

Book Review: Salute to the remains of a peasant

Book Review: Salute to the remains of a peasant

PICTURES OF SHAME PORTRAIT OF A WEST AFRICAN HOLOCAUST A review of Oumar Farouk Sesay’s Salute to the Remains of a Peasant, a collection of poems (...)

| May 2007 | 851 views