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Poetry: Mime and Burnishment

Poetry: Mime and Burnishment

Mime and Burnishment By Fayia Sellu, USA.* Like a cupboard Was obliged to hold The overstrained, verging On hypochondria, scaffolding The 1860s stench of (...)

| May 2016 | 4029 views

Poetry: Can you kill me?

Poetry: Can you kill me?

Can You Kill Me? By Moses Kainwo, Freetown, Sierra Leone. can you kill me tear my flesh apart smash my brain out (...)

| April 2016 | 3658 views

Poetry: Still I Rise

Poetry: Still I Rise

Still I Rise - A poem by Maya Angelou You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like (...)

| April 2016 | 3061 views

Poetry: Cidade Velha

Poetry: Cidade Velha

Cidade Velha By Saidu Bangura, Praia, Cape Verde (Cabo Verde). On these shores on this soil here, at Cidade Velha my kinsmen were brought with no (...)

| February 2016 | 3242 views

Poetry: New Old Dreams

Poetry: New Old Dreams

New Old Dreams By Saidu Bangura, Praia, Cape Verde. New Year, new wishes new hopes new dreams new aspirations new desires new expectations. (...)

| December 2015 | 4733 views

From Cline Town to Mount Aureol

From Cline Town to Mount Aureol

Fourah Bay Colleg! Fourah Bay College! Fourah Bay College! Did you ever read the history of the advent of Western education and influences to West Africa? (...)

| October 2015 | 7914 views

Poetry: I believe, therefore I am

Poetry: I believe, therefore I am

By Mohamed Gibril Sesay, Freetown, Siera Leone.* I believe Therefore I am I doubt Therefore I am not Money changers at the altars Of our faith (...)

| September 2015 | 4436 views

Poetry: My African Dream

Poetry: My African Dream

My African dream By Saidu Bangura, Praia, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde). This is not a song, it is a dream – A shapeless, colourless dream Which you (...)

| August 2015 | 4080 views

Poetry: For our mentor, Eldred Jones, at 90

Poetry: For our mentor, Eldred Jones, at 90

For Our Mentor, Eldred Jones, at 90 (Eldred Durosimi Jones, 6th January 1924- ) By Jonathan Peters, Freetown, Sierra Leone. I cannot say ‘Welcome (...)

| February 2015 | 3696 views

Poetry: Thanksgiving, 2014

Poetry: Thanksgiving, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014 By Willie James King, USA. Ate well. Didn’t pig-out. Still took my walk though, and I returned home facing another cold, yet (...)

| December 2014 | 2810 views

An Ode to my Brother

An Ode to my Brother

To my friend and brother Dr. Modupeh J.H. Cole. By Koyie Mansaray, a bosom friend and brother, Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. Ebola in faraway Congo has (...)

| August 2014 | 3742 views