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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 | 2312 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 | 4021 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 | 21900 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 | 2156 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 | 2810 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 | 3188 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 | 8232 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 | 3496 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 | 1816 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 | 1795 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 | 1749 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 | 1625 views