Literary Zone

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 (...)

| April 2020 | 1600 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 (...)

| April 2020 | 2164 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, (...)

| April 2020 | 1589 views

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! (...)

| March 2020 | 2369 views

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 (...)

| February 2020 | 1798 views

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 (...)

| February 2020 | 1831 views

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 (...)

| February 2020 | 1556 views

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 (...)

| January 2020 | 2492 views