4 minutes read June 24, 2015 Osekre’s ‘Afropolitan presents’ spoken word poet Taylor Steele In the lead up to his summer event series in New York, Osekre ran down his experience as a struggling musician in the city that never sleeps. ‘Afropolitan presents’ will take….. Read More 2 minutes read May 22, 2015 Digital Archive No. 18 – Badilisha Poetry X-Change So, my brief hiatus turned into a bit bigger of a break than I was planning. But I’m back! And, I’m excited to introduce y’all to some more digital projects….. Read More 4 minutes read October 6, 2014 Ba re e ne re: The rebirth of a literary dream in Lesotho In Sesotho, the language of Lesotho, the words “Ba re e ne re…” mean “They say it was said…” Similar to once upon a time, this is how folktales begin….. Read More 8 minutes read July 31, 2014 James Matthews being James Matthews The film, Diaries of a Dissident Poet, follows poet James Matthews around Cape Town, tracking him during a year, from his 83rd to 84th birthday. It opens with a small….. Read More 4 minutes read June 25, 2014 Lesego Rampolokeng’s Elegy To Robo The Technician “Raise your hand up if you’re a hip-hop head” said Lesego Rampolokeng, rallying a house full of poets at a gathering in Melville on a wet Sunday afternoon in 2013. I….. Read More 15 minutes read December 5, 2013 The Book of North African Literature: Pierre Joris on Poetry and Miscegenation A 743-page anthology of North African literature was published by the University of California last year. Ranging from documents made in sixth century Carthage to experimental prose published months after….. Read More 6 minutes read October 1, 2013 A Tribute to Kofi Awoonor: The Story of Sankofa Alas! a snake has bitten me My right arm is broken, And the tree on which I lean is fallen. (from Songs of Sorrow, by Kofi Awoonor) When Kofi Awoonor….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.