Literary Zone

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 (...)

| December 2012 | 23495 views

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 | 2326 views

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 Senegalese film direct

| October 2012 | 2981 views

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, (...)

| May 2012 | 3396 views

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 (...)

| May 2012 | 8704 views

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 (...)

| April 2012 | 3748 views

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 (...)

| April 2012 | 1968 views

Poetry: Africa

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

| April 2012 | 1944 views

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 | 1900 views

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 (...)

| February 2012 | 1768 views

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 (...)

| January 2012 | 2086 views

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 | 1665 views