Literary Zone

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 | 394 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 | 772 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 | 913 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 | 594 views

Poetry---Books to Glow

Poetry---Books to Glow

By Abayomi Charles Roberts Books to Glow Waiting for doctor’s diagnosis Made me quite anxious, nervous Fearing SARS or Tuberculosis Isolation (...)

| April 2007 | 421 views

Edmonton Society honours Salone Poet

Edmonton Society honours Salone Poet

By Our Correspondent Abayomi Charles Roberts stayed at the University of Alberta hospital for several days in 2005. It was on November 11, Remembrance Day (...)

| March 2007 | 602 views

 Blood Diamond Malaise

Blood Diamond Malaise

By Roland Bankole Marke Blood Diamond Malaise Wild daring (...)

| January 2007 | 866 views

Poetry---Bra Breeze.

Poetry---Bra Breeze.

Bra Breeze. By Mohamed Boye Jallo Jamboria. Look at you! Images without foundation, Born naked, to die naked. Leaping, grubbing, howling from place to (...)

| December 2006 | 787 views

Poetry-----Bamba Kayaka

Poetry-----Bamba Kayaka

Bamba Kayaka By Abayomi, Charles, Punchy Roberts. There’s a street in Salone; A street named Pademba Road, Where those who dare are barred alone. (...)

| October 2006 | 961 views

Book Review: The Wind Within: A Novel

Book Review: The Wind Within: A Novel

Review of The Wind Within: A Novel by Rachel Cecilia Jillo Massaquoi (New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2004; 189 pages, $14.95. By Lansana Gberie. The blurb (...)

| September 2006 | 591 views

African Union: AU is for Gold

African Union: AU is for Gold

By Abayomi Charles Roberts,Edmonton, Canada Go, Africa, Go! Go for gold AU is for gold; for yours is of gold. That about which has much been told Of (...)

| September 2006 | 500 views

Poetry: Airborne from Feardom: Touchdown Montreal

Poetry: Airborne from Feardom: Touchdown Montreal

Airborne from Feardom: Touchdown Montreal By Abayomi Charles Roberts (Punchy), Edmonton, Canada. Coming from across the seas Barely the clothes on my (...)

| September 2006 | 525 views