Literary Zone

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 (...)

| July 2019 | 4111 views

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 (...)

| July 2019 | 10572 views

Poetry-The Breast of the Sea

The Breast of the Sea By Syl Cheney-Coker, Freetown, Sierra Leone. After our bloody century, the sea will groan under its weight, somewhere (...)

| July 2019 | 6310 views

Poetry: Ministers to the Toothless

Ministers to the Toothless By Taban Lo Liyong When I am old and my teeth are gone or rotted Let me age away near KFC or MacDonaldโ€™s hotel: (...)

| July 2019 | 6968 views

Poetry: Be Still, Sierra Leone

Be Still Sierra Leone By Patricia Ngadie Baby Bashiru-Kargbo, Germany. Sierra Leone my blessed land; throughout creation you are called blessed. (...)

| June 2019 | 2804 views

Poetry: What is the Word

What is the Word By Samuel Beckett for Joe Chaikin folly - folly for to - for to - what is the word - folly from this - all this - folly from all (...)

| May 2019 | 9848 views

Novel: Molloy

Molloy By Samuel Beckett. The Sucking Stones sequence. I took advantage of being at the seaside to lay in a store of sucking-stones. They were (...)

| May 2019 | 10674 views

Poetry: Watermaid

Watermaid By Christopher Okigbo, Nigeria EYE OPEN on the sea, eyes open, of the prodigal; upward to heaven shoot where stars will fall from. Secret (...)

| March 2019 | 3015 views

Poetry: Politikal Kolonkos

Politikal Kolonkos By Fayia Sellu, California, USA They donโ€™t have to change brothels But some, they do, often. Send to: Adressee, homeless (...)

| February 2019 | 3039 views

Profile: Senegalese Writer Mariama Ba

Mariama Bโ (April 17, 1929โ€“August 17, 1981) was a Senegalese author and feminist, who wrote in French. Born in Dakar, she was raised a Muslim, but at an early age

| December 2018 | 19742 views

Soyinka’s Nobel Speech

On December 8 1986,Wole Soyinka (pictured) the Nigerian dramatist, novelist and poet received the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm, Sweden. Here is (...)

| October 2018 | 5867 views

Short story: Orman and the Konkorkula

Orman and the Konkorkula By Gibril Koroma, Toronto, Canada Dedicated to the late Jose Saramago, Nobel Laureate (Literature) Orman takes his (...)

| August 2018 | 5340 views