Last year December the Zimbabwean writer and journalist and poet Brian T. Penny passed away as the result of a car accident. This caused a shock in the the literary fraternity in Zimbabwe. On the 21rst of April 2018 a meeting will be held in Mbare to share memories, to remember his work and to … Continue reading Literary affair in memory of poet Penny
The Kenyan writer Nadia Ahmed would like to meet the British writer William Shakespeare. It seems this man has a worldwide following. He would do well on Instagram and Twitter. But … he just wrote books and plays and poems. To read more about the books in the life Nadia read this article.
In my mind I had the idea that Somaliland was a haven of peace in the eye of the storm. A place where life florishes and where literature is being celebrated at festivals. But a crackdown is going on in this part of our continent. The poet Naima Abwaan Qorane was sentenced and will visit … Continue reading Somaliland poet jailed for three years in crackdown on writers