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British-Somali writer Nadifa Mohamed

Credits: Wikipedia, Nadifa Mohamed FRSL, born 1981, is a Somali-British novelist. She featured on Granta magazine’s list of "Best (...)

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Poetry: A Poem For Martyrs’ Day

A Poem For Martyrs’ Day By Frank Chipasula, USA The first vowel of pain pierces the night, O! We recoil in our nightmares, hearing a man (...)

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Egyptian writer Naguib Mafouz

Credit: Wikipedia Naguib Mahfouz (Egyptian Arabic: نجيب محفوظ‎, romanized: Nagīb Maḥfūẓ, IPA: [næˈɡiːb mɑħˈfuːzˤ]; December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006) was an (...)

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Short Story by NoViolet Bulawayo

The Return By NoViolet Bulawayo Credit: The Telegraph, UK. I am a proper jumble of emotions as I make my way from the Ethiopian Airlines plane (...)

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The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola

The Palm-Wine Drinkard Excerpt: Dead Babies and Terrible Creatures in Bag By Amos Tutuola, Nigeria Now we started our journey from the Deads’ Town (...)

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Guinean writer Tierno Monénembo

Thierno Saïdou Diallo, usually known as Tierno Monénembo (born 1947 in Porédaka, is a Francophone Guinean novelist and biochemist. Born in Guinea, he later (...)

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Poetry: Eating for two

Eating for two By Phillipa Yaa de Villiers, South Africa Eating for two Hunger grumbles, fragrant food seduces the stomach rumbles; genteel lips (...)

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Poetry: I used to live

I used to live By Gabeba Baderoon I used to live in a small room with a narrow bed and a television at my feet. A mirror hung on the back (...)

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Poetry: Homeward

Homeward By Bassey Ikpi, USA Bassey Ikpi, a Nigerian-born but America-raised poet, captures audiences with her spoken word ode to her grandmother in (...)

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Poetry: I am an African

I am an African By Puno Selesho South Africa’s complex social and political legacies have led to a diverse range of identities, an idea Puno Selesho (...)

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Poetry: Death at the Derby

Death at the Derby By Willie James King, USA. The horse with the broken ankle bowed, after dust settled, to all who stood before it, as it (...)

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Poetry: The Last Salsa in New York

The Last Salsa in New York By fayia sellu, Berkeley, USA. Fishes are not the only things That pass under the Brooklyn Bridge O! the hearts (...)

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