Literary Zone

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 | 2432 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 | 2401 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 | 2191 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 | 2588 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 | 2188 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 | 1998 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 | 3431 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 | 17985 views

Poetry: I Salute the Jacarandas Anyway

Poetry: I Salute the Jacarandas Anyway

I salute the Jacarandas anyway – in memory of Mahmoud Darwish By Dennis Brutus, South Africa. I salute the Jacarandas anyway Whatever else the (...)

| November 2012 | 1823 views

African Cinema: Sembene Ousmane

African Cinema: Sembene Ousmane

Ousmane Sembčne (January 1, 1923 — June 9, 2007), often credited in the French style as Sembčne Ousmane in articles and reference works, was a (...)

| October 2012 | 2440 views

Poem in Krio: Salone Story Long…

Poem in Krio: Salone Story Long…

Salone Story Long… By Ernest Ola Cummings, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Until Bangura manouvre, Dem two na bin good padi When Shaki en Khaki turnoba, Di (...)

| May 2012 | 2778 views

Poetry: The Passage

Poetry: The Passage

The Passage By Christopher Okigbo* BEFORE YOU, my mother Idoto, Naked I stand; Before your weary presence, A prodigal Leaning on an oilbean, Lost in (...)

| May 2012 | 6912 views