Literary Zone

Poetry: Thanksgiving, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014 By Willie James King, USA. Ate well. Didn’t pig-out. Still took my walk though, and I returned home facing another cold, (...)

| December 2014 | 2971 views

An Ode to my Brother

To my friend and brother Dr. Modupeh J.H. Cole. By Koyie Mansaray, a bosom friend and brother, Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. Ebola in faraway Congo has come (...)

| August 2014 | 3899 views

Poetry: Purpose

Purpose By Willie James King, Montgomery, Alabama, USA. In a stilled summer sunlit part of the lake, I can see burnished, silver, (...)

| July 2014 | 3102 views

Poetry: AIDS

AIDS, a poem by Barolong Seboni, Botswana*. how cruel these modern times… we make love in ignorance and at birth a terrible new (...)

| December 2013 | 4638 views

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 (...)

| June 2013 | 3103 views

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. (...)

| June 2013 | 2936 views

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 (...)

| April 2013 | 2676 views

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 | 2845 views

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 | 2474 views

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, (...)

| December 2012 | 4230 views