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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 | 1861 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 | 3216 views

Profile: Ngugi Wa Thiongo

Profile: Ngugi Wa Thiongo

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o born 5 January 1938) is a Kenyan writer, formerly working in English and now working in Gĩkũyũ. His work (...)

| December 2012 | 2083 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 | 15902 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 | 1686 views

Poetry: The Belly Remains

Poetry: The Belly Remains

The Belly Remains By Tchicaya U Tam’si, Democratic Republic of Congo. Sure the belly remains chaste under a treasure of white bones then (...)

| November 2012 | 6752 views

Poetry: We Have Come Home

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 Our (...)

| November 2012 | 4532 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 | 2285 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 | 2598 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 | 6270 views

Poetry: Lakayana

Poetry: Lakayana

Lakayana By Gibril Koroma, Vancouver, Canada. See me Lakayana with my spear Give me my knife, the knife which the old man gave me The old man who ate (...)

| April 2012 | 2751 views

Poetry: My Sacred Ballot

Poetry: My Sacred Ballot

My Sacred Ballot By Roland Bankole Marke, Florida, USA. My right to vote symbolizes the sacred-Cow. As this whispering intuition blooms wisdom I abhor (...)

| April 2012 | 1373 views