These 7 African Women Poets

To me it seems that poetry is often considered as a younger sister of the novel. Most people prefer to talk to and listen to the elder sister. Poetry is however a young and attractive sister who needs observation and time to see her mature in your own eyes. For in a way the beauty of a poem is in the eye of the beholder. You need some experience in reading and observing and recognizing allusions and cross references. 

Here you find a selection of seven younger sisters, worthy of observation. 

Photo credit to Ladan Osman

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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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