Literary Zone

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 | 5066 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 | 456 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 | 408 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 | 388 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 | 357 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 | 443 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 | 2178 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 | 324 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 | 677 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 | 825 views

New Novel Preserves Fading African Culture

New Novel Preserves Fading African Culture

Before the footmen of the modern world sliced through the thick jungles of Africa, it flourished unspoiled. However, since imperialism has stripped much of (...)

| April 2007 | 541 views