Literary Zone

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 (...)

| November 2019 | 1611 views

Short Story by NoViolet Bulawayo

The Return By NoViolet Bulawayo Credit: The Telegraph, UK. I am a proper jumble of emotions as I make my way from the Ethiopian Airlines plane (...)

| October 2019 | 1506 views

The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola

The Palm-Wine Drinkard Excerpt: Dead Babies and Terrible Creatures in Bag By Amos Tutuola, Nigeria Now we started our journey from the Deads’ Town (...)

| October 2019 | 1856 views

Guinean writer Tierno Monénembo

Thierno Saïdou Diallo, usually known as Tierno Monénembo (born 1947 in Porédaka, is a Francophone Guinean novelist and biochemist. Born in Guinea, he later (...)

| September 2019 | 1853 views

Poetry: Eating for two

Eating for two By Phillipa Yaa de Villiers, South Africa Eating for two Hunger grumbles, fragrant food seduces the stomach rumbles; genteel lips (...)

| September 2019 | 1838 views

Poetry: I used to live

I used to live By Gabeba Baderoon I used to live in a small room with a narrow bed and a television at my feet. A mirror hung on the back (...)

| September 2019 | 1429 views

Poetry: Homeward

Homeward By Bassey Ikpi, USA Bassey Ikpi, a Nigerian-born but America-raised poet, captures audiences with her spoken word ode to her grandmother in (...)

| August 2019 | 1833 views

Poetry: I am an African

I am an African By Puno Selesho South Africa’s complex social and political legacies have led to a diverse range of identities, an idea Puno Selesho (...)

| August 2019 | 1830 views

Poetry: Death at the Derby

Death at the Derby By Willie James King, USA. The horse with the broken ankle bowed, after dust settled, to all who stood before it, as it (...)

| August 2019 | 5942 views

Poetry: The Last Salsa in New York

The Last Salsa in New York By fayia sellu, Berkeley, USA. Fishes are not the only things That pass under the Brooklyn Bridge O! the hearts (...)

| August 2019 | 7875 views

Poetry: We Have Come Home

We Have Come Home By Lenrie Peters, Banjul, The Gambia.* We have come home From the bloodless wars With sunken hearts (...)

| August 2019 | 12305 views

Poetry—The Biggest Questions

The Biggest Questions By Mohamed Kunowah-Tinu Kiellow, The Netherlands. Where were You? When there was love in their eyes when innocent love (...)

| August 2019 | 1457 views