Literary Zone

Poetry: Purpose

Poetry: Purpose

Purpose By Willie James King, Montgomery, Alabama, USA. In a stilled summer sunlit part of the lake, I can see burnished, silver, golden scales (...)

| July 2014 | 2386 views

Poetry: AIDS

Poetry: AIDS

AIDS, a poem by Barolong Seboni, Botswana*. how cruel these modern times… we make love in ignorance and at birth a terrible new death is (...)

| December 2013 | 3885 views

Poetry: The Last Salsa in New York

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 that carry (...)

| August 2013 | 6231 views

Poetry: The Cathedral

Poetry: The Cathedral

The Cathedral By Kofi Awoonor, Ghana. On this dirty patch a tree once stood shedding incense on the infant corn: its boughs stretched across a (...)

| August 2013 | 5166 views

Profile: Senegalese Writer Mariama Ba

Profile: Senegalese Writer Mariama Ba

Mariama Bā (April 17, 1929–August 17, 1981) was a Senegalese author and feminist, who wrote in French. Born in Dakar, she was raised a Muslim, but at (...)

| August 2013 | 9564 views

Poetry: After a Commonwealth Conference

Poetry: After a Commonwealth Conference

After a Commonwealth Conference By Ama Ata Aidoo, Ghana. Because you are here to remind me to be grateful to - it must be The Lord (...)

| June 2013 | 2290 views

Poetry: Men

Poetry: Men

Men By Maya Angelou, USA. When I was young, I used to Watch behind the curtains As men walked up and down the street. Wino men, old men. Young men (...)

| June 2013 | 2250 views

Poetry: Ignite the Fire

Poetry: Ignite the Fire

Ignite the Fire By Prince Kanokanga, Harare, Zimbabwe. Could it be the stripes on his back Those hard black and white lines They’re not hard to (...)

| April 2013 | 2048 views

Encounter: Somali Writer Nuruddin Farah

Encounter: Somali Writer Nuruddin Farah

Nuruddin Farah (born November 24, 1945) is a prominent Somali novelist. He was awarded the 1998 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Farah was (...)

| February 2013 | 2445 views

Poetry: My Beautiful Serra Lyoa

Poetry: My Beautiful Serra Lyoa

My Beautiful "Serra Lyoa"(Sierra Leone). By Albert Momoh, Freetown, Sierra Leone. My gracious, my picturesque, my beautiful Serra Lyoa (...)

| February 2013 | 2041 views