Poetry

THE JOURNEY BEGAN

By Ridwan Bello, Kaduna, Nigeria The journey began and eschewed Deep through the valley, the shadow line As the sea goddess watched over head That of father right within my…

LOVED

By Margueritte Mokgaetji Pitjeng, Veszprem, Hungary. The hate you give is euphoric A form of ecstasy that leaves me anorexic A fool in love is what I’ve come to be…

UJANA KAMA UKUNGU

Na Ayieko Jakoyo Ujana maji ya moto, walishasema wahenga Sura huipa mvuto, ukaishi kwa kuringa Ujana kwelini moto, uakao bila kinga Ujana kama ukungu, huyeyuka liwakapo   Ujana uingiapo, inda…

I AM NORTH

By Shehu Mubarak Sulaiman, Kano, Nigeria I run from the far Sahara through the Sahelian Kano to the fertile lands of Benue I am North A spring of wisdom I…

LETTER FROM A CAPTIVE

By Ayieko Jakoyo, Naivasha, Kenya Here I am, Fixed behind these cruel bars, Eyes separated from the beautiful world, Hair interlocked, to form dreads, Toes infested with jiggers, face full…

RAPE

By Aslam Bamba, Tamale, Ghana How could they have missed God’s eyes? Didn’t they feel shy or fear in His presence Or they sold it to the dogs in that…