Literary Zone

Short story: Punishment and Reward

Punishment and Reward By Koyie Mansaray, Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire* Two girls were born in the same year. They lived and grew up in the same (...)

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Short Story: A Bin Smɔl

A Bin Smɔl (A short story in the Krio language of Sierra Leone) By Ngozi Cole, Freetown, Sierra Leone* A bin smɔl We dɛm tɛl mi se a dɔn gɛt bɛlɛ (...)

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Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah

Credits: writersmakeworlds, wikipedia Abdulrazak Gurnah (born 1948 in Zanzibar) is a Tanzanian novelist based in the United Kingdom. The most famous of (...)

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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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