Literary Zone

Poetry: My Sacred Ballot

My Sacred Ballot. By Roland Bankole Marke. Ideal franchise symbolizes our Sacred-Cow. While whispering intuition blooms wisdom I abhor (...)

| August 2007 | 535 views

There’s a Dissident in the Election Soup!

There’s a Dissident in the Election Soup! By Dambudzo Marechera I have no ear for slogans You may as well shut up your arse I run when it’s I (...)

| July 2007 | 688 views

Poetry----In the Small Hours

In the Small Hours. By Wole Soyinka. Blue diaphane, tobacco smoke Serpentine on wet film and wood glaze, Mutes chrome, wreathes velvet (...)

| June 2007 | 2855 views

Poetry-----Violence in Silence

Violence in Silence. By Roland Bankole Marke. Tenacity as passion sanctifies the chorus to woo empathy, Chanting a mystic African dialect chases (...)

| June 2007 | 529 views

Sembene Ousmane is Dead

Veteran Senegalese writer and filmmaker Sembene Ousmane (photo) died yesterday Saturday June 9 at his residence in Dakar. He was 84. Here is information on (...)

| June 2007 | 955 views

Book Review: Salute to the remains of a peasant

PICTURES OF SHAME PORTRAIT OF A WEST AFRICAN HOLOCAUST A review of Oumar Farouk Sesay’s Salute to the Remains of a Peasant, a collection of poems (...)

| May 2007 | 1138 views

New Novel Preserves Fading African Culture

Before the footmen of the modern world sliced through the thick jungles of Africa, it flourished unspoiled. However, since imperialism has stripped much of (...)

| April 2007 | 723 views

Poetry---Books to Glow

By Abayomi Charles Roberts Books to Glow Waiting for doctor’s diagnosis Made me quite anxious, nervous Fearing SARS or Tuberculosis (...)

| April 2007 | 537 views

Edmonton Society honours Salone Poet

By Our Correspondent Abayomi Charles Roberts stayed at the University of Alberta hospital for several days in 2005. It was on November 11, Remembrance (...)

| March 2007 | 746 views

Blood Diamond Malaise

By Roland Bankole Marke Blood Diamond Malaise Wild (...)

| January 2007 | 986 views

Poetry---Bra Breeze.

Bra Breeze. By Mohamed Boye Jallo Jamboria. Look at you! Images without foundation, Born naked, to die naked. Leaping, grubbing, howling (...)

| December 2006 | 907 views

Poetry-----Bamba Kayaka

Bamba Kayaka By Abayomi, Charles, Punchy Roberts. There’s a street in Salone; A street named Pademba Road, Where those who dare are barred (...)

| October 2006 | 1086 views