a welder of the word

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.


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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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