spoken word


Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Writing Windhoek

Literature in Windhoek takes many forms. Tucked at the intersections of Independence Avenue and Sam Nujoma Drive in the city centre, Wordweaver Publishing accomplishes perhaps its most challenging format: books. Outside the publication house’s yellow-painted bungalow-sized offices are posters advertising recent titles: Mama Namibia and This is not a Flowerpot.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Independence August

Since we’ll be on break for a minute (details tomorrow) when the following central African countries celebrate their independence days, let’s do a quick roundup for Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, and Gabon. August 13, The Central...

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Zimbabwe’s “Freedom Train”

The worlds (and then the video) of Zimbabwean hip hop and spoken word artist, Outspoken, delivering his piece “Freedom Train.” Still inside the station waiting on the freedom train Its inspector came to check on our tickets,...