Literary Zone

Short Story--- A Secret with Endimbaekena

By Karamoh Kabba. When it rains, it pours: And it has been pouring on and off since April. Past halfway into the rainy season in mid August, it rains for (...)

| October 2005 | 442 views

When Sierra Leone was a Lion

In this poem that was apparently precipitated by the recent sudden and shocking death of Sierra Leone’s Immigration boss, Gloria Newman-Smart,one of (...)

| October 2005 | 1538 views

Book Review: Drumbeats of War

History of Violence, Violence of History: A Review Essay on Drumbeats of War by Gbanabom Hallowell, Published by Author House, 2004, Pp. 115. By James (...)

| October 2005 | 506 views

I Remember, a poem by Simon Moleke Njie

I Remember, a poem by Simon Moleke Njie

I Remember I remember my last day With you And of wiping your tears. I remember asking you Why you were crying And of saying- ’I thought you (...)

| August 2005 | 479 views

Poetry: Night Shift Workers

’Nightshift Workers’ is a meditation on the travails of members of the world’s oldest profession.At the best of times, this is a (...)

| August 2005 | 1438 views

Writing and Being

By Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1991. In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, signified God’s Word, the word that was (...)

| August 2005 | 529 views

The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory

The Trinidadian poet, Derek Walcott, was honoured with the Nobel prize for Literature in 1997. In this speech delivered on the ocassion, he gives us a (...)

| July 2005 | 567 views

Poetry by Mxolisi Nyezwa

Mxolisi Nyezwa is the editor of Kotaz, a truly multilingual South African journal. He was born in 1967, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He (...)

| July 2005 | 789 views

Soyinka’s Nobel Speech

On December 8 1986, the Nigerian dramatist, novelist and poet received the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm, Sweden. Here is the speech he delivered (...)

| July 2005 | 774 views