Here you find information on a new anthology with poems from poets across the continent. It is a golden opportunity to learn more about new and old voices.
The Nigerian lady Chidera Okolie is a lawyer by profession. At the very same time she is very enthousiastic about literature, especially poetry. She wants young people to develop a love for reading. To fulfill this aim she started initiatives to engage young people with literature and encourage them to make their own stories and … Continue reading With The Future, Okolie raises new storytellers, poets
The colonial languages have left a deep mark on the continent. In the north of the continent Algeria was colonized by the French power. How did this affect the world of word, collected in books, novels, poetry? In this article by Marilyn Hacker we get an overview of the Algerian world of poetry in the … Continue reading “I write in French to tell the French I am not French.”
He already has four collections of poetry behind his name. That name is Kamal Aljizouli and he is Sudanese. To me it was interesting that his poetry has been translated into Russian and Ukrainian, not the most usual suspects. In this article you will find a translated poem written by Kamal.
A language as a vehicle of thought and desire. Poetry as a hidden message, able to be unlocked by the discerning and persistent reader. More information on this Luganda workshop you will find here.
In far flung places awards are handed out. An Institution at the east coast of the United States of America has awarded a literary prize to a Nigerian poet. His name is Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto and in this article you will read more him and the prize.