Literary Zone

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 | 4378 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 | 6626 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 | 7466 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 | 2812 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 | 2680 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 | 2444 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 | 2855 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 | 2510 views

Poetry: A Point of Recovery

Poetry: A Point of Recovery

A Point of Recovery By Kellie Keita, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Flung over the last spot of its ashes, it now stands re-incarnated Like a phoenix (...)

| January 2013 | 2244 views

Poetry: A Far Cry from Africa

Poetry: A Far Cry from Africa

A Far Cry From Africa By Derek Walcott, Nobel Literature Laureate, Saint Lucia, West Indies. A wind is ruffling the tawny pelt Of Africa, Kikuyu, quick (...)

| December 2012 | 3901 views

Poetry: An African Elegy

Poetry: An African Elegy

An African Elegy By Ben Okri, Nigeria. We are the miracles that God made To taste the bitter fruit of Time. We are precious. And one day our (...)

| December 2012 | 21104 views