Maryam Gatawa Konya Shamsrumi: What is the process of writing a poem like for you? Is it a lot of hard work or easy? Maryam Gatawa: It has never been […]
Ahmed Maiwada Konya Shamsrumi: What is the process of writing a poem like for you? Is it a lot of hard work or easy? Ahmed Maiwada: The first step […]
Khadija Ciise Konya Shamsrumi: What is the process of writing a poem like for you:? Is it a lot of hard work or easy? Khadija Isse: To me, it depends […]
A CONVERSATION BETWEEN POETS UMAR ABUBAKAR SIDI AND DAMI AJAYI Disenfranchising the Poet UMAR SIDI: Throughout history, across cultures, the poet is held with a certain esteemed reverence. He is […]
#MeetingOfBards is a free-ranging discussion between two talented poets on their craft, exploring the landscape of ideas and inspiration in Africa Lit, as well as laying emphasis on the tricky issue of the future of poetry. With very different ideas, we find here the very best of two young writers pitted against each other, standing head to head. The conversation is divided into five segments—Disenfranchising the Poet; Poetry and the Question of Utility; The Aesthetics of Listening; Women as the Cornerstone of the Material World and The Mechanics of Craft.
Wasiyya Sipikiyya (Sipikin’s Will) O Lord! I request that the day I should pass away, Let me die in my room. Before my family members, children, and siblings. I beg […]
On #WorldPoetryDay, we are pleased to share a recording of a sequence on Al-Arshad, from Nigerian poet Umar Sidi’s collection, The Poet of Dust. This sequence is from the poem, […]
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