Literary Zone

Gambian writer Janet Badjan-Young

Gambian writer Janet Badjan-Young has a BA in Drama (UK, 1959) and a Master’s degree in Communications (1979, USA). She has spent the greater part of her (...)

| January 2020 | 1965 views

Poetry: Eldred Durosimi Jones at 95

Poem written by Prof Kosonike Koso-Thomas to celebrate Prof Eldred Durosimi Jones’ 95th birthday (January 6, 1925). Celebrating Eldred at 95 Look you (...)

| January 2020 | 1659 views

Sierra Leonean writer Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna was born in Scotland, raised in Sierra Leone and Great Britain and spent periods of her childhood in Iran, Thailand and Zambia. She is the (...)

| December 2019 | 2446 views

Writer Joseph Diescho of Namibia

Born in Andara, Kavango Region, Namibia, Diescho attended Fort Hare University in South Africa where he studied law and political science. During his (...)

| December 2019 | 3114 views

Poetry: Please Boss

Please Boss By Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva, Kampala, Uganda Please Boss Please if we must Then not on the desk You’re the boss You (...)

| December 2019 | 1401 views

Short story: Punishment and Reward

Punishment and Reward By Koyie Mansaray, Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire* Two girls were born in the same year. They lived and grew up in the same (...)

| December 2019 | 1904 views

Short Story: A Bin Smɔl

A Bin Smɔl (A short story in the Krio language of Sierra Leone) By Ngozi Cole, Freetown, Sierra Leone* A bin smɔl We dɛm tɛl mi se a dɔn gɛt bɛlɛ (...)

| December 2019 | 1643 views

Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah

Credits: writersmakeworlds, wikipedia Abdulrazak Gurnah (born 1948 in Zanzibar) is a Tanzanian novelist based in the United Kingdom. The most famous of (...)

| November 2019 | 2303 views

British-Somali writer Nadifa Mohamed

Credits: Wikipedia, writersmakeworlds.com Nadifa Mohamed FRSL, born 1981, is a Somali-British novelist. She featured on Granta magazine’s list of "Best (...)

| November 2019 | 2033 views

Poetry: A Poem For Martyrs’ Day

A Poem For Martyrs’ Day By Frank Chipasula, USA The first vowel of pain pierces the night, O! We recoil in our nightmares, hearing a man (...)

| November 2019 | 1786 views

Egyptian writer Naguib Mafouz

Credit: Wikipedia Naguib Mahfouz (Egyptian Arabic: نجيب محفوظ‎, romanized: Nagīb Maḥfūẓ, IPA: [næˈɡiːb mɑħˈfuːzˤ]; December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006) was an (...)

| November 2019 | 1959 views

Short Story by NoViolet Bulawayo

The Return By NoViolet Bulawayo Credit: The Telegraph, UK. I am a proper jumble of emotions as I make my way from the Ethiopian Airlines plane (...)

| October 2019 | 1857 views