Literary Zone

South African writer Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes (born 5 June 1976) is a South African novelist, short story writer, journalist and television scriptwriter. Early life Lauren Beukes was (...)

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Nigerian writer Yewande Omotoso

Yewande Omotoso (born 1980) is a South African-based novelist, architect and designer, who was born in Barbados and grew up in Nigeria. She is the daughter (...)

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Short story: An encounter from the past

An encounter from the past By Koyie Mansaray, Freetown, Sierra Leone On graduating from the university, Henry John was very hopeful. He was very (...)

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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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