Literary Zone

Lesotho poet Sheila Khala

Sheila Nomolanga Khala is one of the best-known poets from Lesotho. She is considered a "pioneer" of poetry in Lesotho and even founded a nationwide (...)

| August 2020 | 2861 views

Liberian journalist and writer Kenneth Best

Kenneth Yakpawolo Best (born 28 October 1938) is a Liberian journalist who founded the Liberian newspaper The Daily Observer and a paper of the same name (...)

| August 2020 | 1952 views

Eritrean writer Hannah Pool

Hannah Azieb Pool (born 1974) is a British–Eritrean writer and journalist. She was born near the town of Keren in Eritrea during the war for independence (...)

| August 2020 | 5564 views

Poetry: The Mesh

The Mesh By Kwesi Brew, Ghana We have come to a cross-road And I must either leave or come with you. I lingered over the choice But in the (...)

| July 2020 | 1745 views

Nigerian writer Noo Saro-Wiwa

Noo Saro-Wiwa (born 1976) is a British/Nigerian author, noted for her travel writing. Education Noo Saro-Wiwa was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and in (...)

| July 2020 | 1470 views

Poetry: Africa is rich but poor!

Africa is rich but poor! Spoken Word Poetry by Sinneh T Moijueh, Freetown, Sierra Leone I can see life moving round in circles, ethics suspended like (...)

| July 2020 | 1994 views

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 (...)

| June 2020 | 1285 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 (...)

| June 2020 | 1709 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 (...)

| June 2020 | 1317 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 (...)

| June 2020 | 2246 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 (...)

| May 2020 | 1752 views