Literary Zone

Cameroonian writer Mongo Beti

Alexandre Biyidi Awala (30 June 1932 – 8 October 2001), known as Mongo Beti or Eza Boto, was a Cameroonian writer. Beti spent much of his life in France, (...)

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Poetry: (Am I?) A Man-Not

(Am I?) A Man-Not By Fayia Sellu, USA (For Tommy Curry) Get back on the train, you fool! (...)

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Poetry: The agony of a nation

The Agony of a Nation By Jacob Bami Palmer, USA Tear drops from his bloodshot eyes cascaded down his strong rugged cheeks A man, a very strong man (...)

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Poetry: Living is a fire

Living is a fire By Ben Okri, Nigeria Living is a Fire Living is a cross That any one of the rock-faces Comprehends. We are drawn To (...)

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Non-fiction: Unheard-of Things

Unheard-of Things By Maaza Mengiste, Ethiopia There is a saying in Ethiopia: when the one who will be killed is in the presence of the killer, there (...)

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Poetry: A troubadour I traverse...

A troubadour I traverse... By Dennis Brutus, South Africa A troubadour, I traverse all my land exploring all her wide-flung parts with zest (...)

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Gambian writer Janet Badjan-Young

Gambian writer Janet Badjan-Young has a BA in Drama (UK, 1959) and a Master’s degree in Communications (1979, USA). She has spent the greater part of her (...)

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Poetry: Eldred Durosimi Jones at 95

Poem written by Prof Kosonike Koso-Thomas to celebrate Prof Eldred Durosimi Jones’ 95th birthday (January 6, 1925). Celebrating Eldred at 95 Look you (...)

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Sierra Leonean writer Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna was born in Scotland, raised in Sierra Leone and Great Britain and spent periods of her childhood in Iran, Thailand and Zambia. She is the (...)

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Writer Joseph Diescho of Namibia

Born in Andara, Kavango Region, Namibia, Diescho attended Fort Hare University in South Africa where he studied law and political science. During his (...)

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Poetry: Please Boss

Please Boss By Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva, Kampala, Uganda Please Boss Please if we must Then not on the desk You’re the boss You (...)

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