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Poetry

The Poets of Pretoria
2 years ago

The Poets of Pretoria

They say curiosity kills the cat. I, however, have always tended to disagree and found myself one Thursday night, armed with a bottle of wine, dragging two of my friends …
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Clocking in with Poetess Emmah Mabye
2 years ago

Clocking in with Poetess Emmah Mabye

Emmah Mabye, tax consultant by profession and poetess born from passion, recently launched her first anthology of poems titled Clocking In. Bold, descriptive and moving, her poems explore themes categorised …
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Art as Questioning: A Conversation with Poet JJ Bola
3 years ago

Art as Questioning: A Conversation with Poet JJ Bola

JJ Bola is a writer and educator who was born in Kinshasa, and lives in London. He has published three poetry collections entitled Elevate, Daughters of the Sun
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The Stabbed Souls
4 years ago

The Stabbed Souls

From fallow harvests thresh-field, He enmeshed, watchful, The hapless and unshaven souls About sackful stench of village strife, In procession to the subterranean shrine.

Their mouth-roofs shipwreck on Bougarabou drums, …
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African Futures Festival
4 years ago

African Futures Festival

This month, the Goethe-Institut will celebrate the future of Africa through the African Futures Festival, a network of three interdisciplinary festivals in Johannesburg, Lagos, and Nairobi that will …
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Lagos International Poetry Festival
4 years ago

Lagos International Poetry Festival

Registration is now open for the first Lagos International Poetry Festival in West Africa, to be held in Lagos from October 28th to November 1st! The theme of …
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Becoming Safia Elhillo: Wordsmith on the Rise
4 years ago

Becoming Safia Elhillo: Wordsmith on the Rise

Sudanese-American wordsmith Safia Elhillo takes audiences on a journey of lost and found with her poems. Through her poetic prowess, Safia has enraptured international audiences while sharing the …
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Celebrating African Poetry
4 years ago

Celebrating African Poetry

The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, founded by Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva in 2008, encompasses the Babishai Niwe Poetry Awards and a poetry toolkit, Babishai Poetricks. The awards recognize African …
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For All the Sons and Daughters of the Diaspora
5 years ago

For All the Sons and Daughters of the Diaspora

your mother sings songs of independence

we are the children of cross atlantic betrayal and new revolution

your father can still feel the splintered wood of bomb shelters …
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Artist Spotlight: Laolu Senbanjo
6 years ago

Artist Spotlight: Laolu Senbanjo

Laolu Senbanjo is a Nigerian visual artist, musician, and human rights lawyer who divides his time between New York and his home country. He started drawing as …
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