These days a festival will be held in Algeria. At this festival poetry will be the main guest. The important of this festival is to keep the tradition of Melhoun poetry, a kind of oral poetry, alive. In this article you will find more information. Advertisements
One of the greatest pop icons of the world was born on Zanzibar. His name was Farrokh Bulsara. He was better known as Freddy Mercury, frontman of the band Queen. A great name in poetry from the very same island is the one of Haji Gora Haji, an informal poet laureate. His head is filled with … Continue reading Between Worlds
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.
Another time for a focus on poetry, or better the poet. This time it is Wazi M. Kunene from South Africa. She likes to tell poems., to tell stories, to take pictures, to be creative in a multitude of ways. In this article you will get some more information about her.
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
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