Literary Zone

British-Zimbabwean writer Doris Lessing

Doris May Lessing CH OMG (née Tayler; 22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was a British-Zimbabwean novelist. She was born to British parents in Iran, where (...)

| 4 months ago | 1071 views

Kenyan writer Koigi wa Wamwere

Koigi wa Wamwere (born 18 December 1949 in Rugongo, Nakuru District) is a Kenyan politician, human rights activist, journalist and writer. Koigi became (...)

| 5 months ago | 1540 views

Bristol City Poet Vanessa Kisuule

Vanessa Kisuule is a writer and performer based in Bristol. She has won over 10 slam titles including Farrago Schools Out Slam Champion 2010, Bang Said The (...)

| 5 months ago | 1189 views

Poetry: What is America?

Ibrahim Labor Fofana (photo) is the Managing Editor of The Voice newspaper in Freetown, a journalist with over 20 years’ experience. He also has several (...)

| 5 months ago | 2146 views

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 (...)

| 23 May | 1580 views

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 (...)

| 23 April | 1402 views

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 (...)

| 13 April | 2044 views

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, (...)

| 1 April | 1419 views