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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 | 1975 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 | 2602 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 | 2955 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 | 7571 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 | 3228 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 | 1650 views

Poetry: Africa

Poetry: Africa

Africa By Arnis Vilks, Germany.* Continent of wonders, continent of hope, continent of fear, and continent of chaos ...like life itself. (...)

| April 2012 | 1631 views

Poetry: Seven Days

Poetry: Seven Days

Seven Days By Juliane Okot Bitek, Vancouver, Canada.* A delicate hand holds a fan Evokes memories of a lover’s performance Tell me Tell me (...)

| March 2012 | 1582 views

Poetry: Kperterkple Serenade

Poetry: Kperterkple Serenade

Kperterkple Serenade (excerpt) By Atukwei Okai, Accra, Ghana. III make room in your inn for me – I know: when karl marx grabbed his bibliography (...)

| February 2012 | 1455 views

I opened my window at the bottom of the sea

I opened my window at the bottom of the sea

I opened my window at the bottom of the sea By Elvis Gbanabom Hallowell, Freetown, Sierra Leone. I opened my window at the bottom of the sea To listen (...)

| January 2012 | 1781 views

Poetry-Rise Up and Walk Upright

Poetry-Rise Up and Walk Upright

“Rise up and Walk Upright” By Roland Bankole-Marke, PV Deputy Editor. She gave me my primal breath and key to life And anointed me in dainty (...)

| December 2011 | 1364 views

Poetry-Skirt

Poetry-Skirt

Skirt By Niyi Osundare Come, Sweetheart Come tonight Let’s meet in the elbow Of the street Skip all care Breach all walls Jump over the (...)

| November 2011 | 1580 views