The poet is the one that seems to stand at the sidelines when there is talk about literature. Every time I discover a collection of poetry I am happy to pass the news on to a wider audience. This time it is about the poet Mahtem Shiferraw, a lady with Ethiopian and Eritrean roots. Her … Continue reading Color is a language in itself
Mahtem Shiferraw is a poet with Ethiopian and Eritrean roots. At an early age she started writing p oetry in Italian, the language she learned at school. She now has moved to another part of the world, but she keeps on writing poems. Her first collection Fuchsia has been published. In this interview with Short … Continue reading ‘White Is A Color | Black Is Art’
Mahtem Shiferraw has made a list of recommended books of modern African Literature. She has written down some criteria and you can see how this works out on his list. Next year a book of her poetry will be published in the United States of America and Senegal.
The title of this post does not refer to an interview with the year 2015. That would be a bit early. Here you find an interview with the winner of the “2015 African Poetry Book Fund Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets” (there should be a possibility of a shorter title 😉 . Mahtem … Continue reading an interview with 2015