How grief shaped my poems


What is the source of your poetry. The poet Saddiq Dzukogi tells about the background of his recent poetry. An important event is the acceptation for a Ph.D. study at the Nebraska University (USA). It is just one of the life changing events in recent times. Read more about it in this article.   Advertisements

Bekendstelling van Ingrid Jonker – ’n biografie deur Petrovna Metelerkamp


Not long ago her correpondence with the writer André Brink has been published. Now a biography of the South African poet Ingrid Jonker has been published. Her poetry and her life have not faded away nor drifted to far away shores. Her work is still with us. Petrovna Metelerkamp has done a good job. In … Continue reading Bekendstelling van Ingrid Jonker – ’n biografie deur Petrovna Metelerkamp

Read an excerpt from Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese


In 2018 she was awarded the 2018 Ingrid Jonker Prize for Poetry. Ingrid Jonker was a famous poet from South Africa, who walked into the sea and ended her life, that was tormented by so many things and events. But her name has not been forgotten and an award has been started. In 2018 the … Continue reading Read an excerpt from Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese

Nigerian wins Brunel African poetry prize


More than one thousand people thought it was a good idea to participate in the Brunel International African Poetry Prize. They wrote a poem or even poems or dug into their archives and made sure they send it to the given address. The results have been made known and one of the joint winners is … Continue reading Nigerian wins Brunel African poetry prize

Tanure Ojaide, the poet-advocate of the homeland, @ 70


The poetry written by Tanure Ojaide is connected with the Nigerian Civil War and its aftermath. The vents that led to the civil war brought poetry to the fore, for new events were taking place, new situations that needed a poetical view to describe the depths of the circumstances and emotions. Ojaide is one of … Continue reading Tanure Ojaide, the poet-advocate of the homeland, @ 70