Literary Zone

Poetry by Mxolisi Nyezwa

Mxolisi Nyezwa is the editor of Kotaz, a truly multilingual South African journal. He was born in 1967, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He (...)

| August 2019 | 1957 views

Poetry: Sallay Kama Sallay

Sallay Kama Sallay* By Moses Kainwo, Freetown, Sierra Leone Sallay kama sallay! Bosway! Bosway! Sallay kama sallay! Bosway! Bosway! (...)

| August 2019 | 4693 views

Poetry: Demo(n)Crazy

Demo(n)Crazy Democratically undemocratic Or undemocratically democratic? That’s the question! Before elections, power is sought from below (...)

| August 2019 | 1018 views

Poetry: Life within the walls of time

Life within the walls of time Lines written after reading news of the arrest of fake Law Professor in Sierra Leone by the Anti-Corruption Commission. By (...)

| July 2019 | 1402 views

Encounter: Somali Writer Nuruddin Farah

Nuruddin Farah (born November 24, 1945) is a prominent Somali novelist. He was awarded the 1998 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Farah was (...)

| July 2019 | 4197 views

Poetry: The Cathedral

The Cathedral By Kofi Awoonor, Ghana. On this dirty patch a tree once stood shedding incense on the infant corn: its boughs stretched (...)

| July 2019 | 11351 views

Poetry-The Breast of the Sea

The Breast of the Sea By Syl Cheney-Coker, Freetown, Sierra Leone. After our bloody century, the sea will groan under its weight, somewhere (...)

| July 2019 | 6432 views

Poetry: Ministers to the Toothless

Ministers to the Toothless By Taban Lo Liyong When I am old and my teeth are gone or rotted Let me age away near KFC or MacDonald’s hotel: (...)

| July 2019 | 7147 views

Poetry: Be Still, Sierra Leone

Be Still Sierra Leone By Patricia Ngadie Baby Bashiru-Kargbo, Germany. Sierra Leone my blessed land; throughout creation you are called blessed. (...)

| June 2019 | 2903 views

Poetry: What is the Word

What is the Word By Samuel Beckett for Joe Chaikin folly - folly for to - for to - what is the word - folly from this - all this - folly from all (...)

| May 2019 | 9935 views

Novel: Molloy

Molloy By Samuel Beckett. The Sucking Stones sequence. I took advantage of being at the seaside to lay in a store of sucking-stones. They were (...)

| May 2019 | 10803 views

Poetry: Watermaid

Watermaid By Christopher Okigbo, Nigeria EYE OPEN on the sea, eyes open, of the prodigal; upward to heaven shoot where stars will fall from. Secret (...)

| March 2019 | 3144 views