Literary Zone

Poetry: I believe, therefore I am

By Mohamed Gibril Sesay, Freetown, Siera Leone.* I believe Therefore I am I doubt Therefore I am not Money changers at the altars Of our (...)

| September 2015 | 4830 views

Poetry: My African Dream

My African dream By Saidu Bangura, Praia, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde). This is not a song, it is a dream – A shapeless, colourless dream Which you must (...)

| August 2015 | 4709 views

Poetry: For our mentor, Eldred Jones, at 90

For Our Mentor, Eldred Jones, at 90 (Eldred Durosimi Jones, 6th January 1924- ) By Jonathan Peters, Freetown, Sierra Leone. I cannot say ‘Welcome (...)

| February 2015 | 4177 views

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 | 3207 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 | 4165 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 | 3330 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 | 4899 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 | 3426 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 | 3170 views