He is at it again. The Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka has voiced his opinion. He writes about his relationship with the former president Obasanjo. That former president is also a military man and had his role to play in the days that the Biafrans attempted to create their own country and the government tried to … Continue reading watch and pray
This is nice. A poem to celebrate a writer. Niyi Afolabi, a scholar of Lusiophone-African literature, wrote this poem in honour of Mia Couto, the writer from Mozambique, who recently was awarded the Neustadt Prize of Literature. Hear the words. Read the words.
There is a lively poetical scene in the Ethiopian capital city Addis Abeba. Here we find young poets who do not lock themselves up in hidden rooms, to sweat on the proper words and lines. We find people who declare their words in the open, at stages, with an audience. Feel the vibe, when you … Continue reading a suite of contemporary ethiopian poetry