Literary Zone

Poetry—All voices become hoarse

All Voices Become Hoarse. By Sipho Sepamla step by step we rise as the goldminers dig deeper and deeper moment to moment we (...)

| November 2007 | 1061 views

Poetry: Kobba to Kobola

Kobba to Kobola By Jonathan Peters, USA. For seka ilehkshorn Big man lors irehkshorn Kornvat pan wi to John Kobba Nehks tin, Kobba torn (...)

| October 2007 | 1876 views

Poetry: From Rain to Rain

From Rain to Rain By Karamoh Kabba, USA. It rains fervidly at every sunset. Small, medium and large cylinders burst in skyward fireballs (...)

| October 2007 | 758 views

Poetry—Bye Bye-oh, Abayomi Bye Bye

Bye-Bye-oh, Abayomi Bye-bye. By Mohamed Boye Jalloh-Jamboria, Bergen, Norway. Tem don rich for go; nartin nor dae for ever Tem don rich for ask yu (...)

| September 2007 | 1022 views

Poetry—Visiting Zomba Plateau

Visiting Zomba Plateau By Jack Mapanje Could I have come back to you to wince Under the blur of your negatives To sit before your braziers (...)

| September 2007 | 5282 views

Poetry: Mandela the Spear

Mandela the Spear. By Atukwei Okai. You feign you feign you Feign you do so love me But the truth Is now like rain: (...)

| August 2007 | 614 views

Poetry—Democracy Renaissance

Democracy Renaissance By Roland Bankole Marke. The smell of democracy tingles in my earlobes That involuntarily thaws my mouth to salivate. (...)

| August 2007 | 536 views

Poetry: Blood Money

Blood Money By Syl Cheyney-Coker Along the route of this river, with a little luck, we shall chance upon our brothers’ fortune, hidden with (...)

| August 2007 | 518 views

Poetry: My Sacred Ballot

My Sacred Ballot. By Roland Bankole Marke. Ideal franchise symbolizes our Sacred-Cow. While whispering intuition blooms wisdom I abhor (...)

| August 2007 | 487 views

There’s a Dissident in the Election Soup!

There’s a Dissident in the Election Soup! By Dambudzo Marechera I have no ear for slogans You may as well shut up your arse I run when it’s I (...)

| July 2007 | 614 views

Poetry----In the Small Hours

In the Small Hours. By Wole Soyinka. Blue diaphane, tobacco smoke Serpentine on wet film and wood glaze, Mutes chrome, wreathes velvet (...)

| June 2007 | 2697 views