A green weblog of creative, Africa-inspired writing. Celebrating heroes and family.
17 February 2020
19 poems by black poets, a Poéfrika list
by Dennis Scott That August the birds kept away from the village, afraid: people were hungry. The phoenix hid at the sun’s center an...
16 February 2020
Skull of ochre, a poem by Rethabile Masilo
The day when from this earth we raise a skull, pull it out with wheel and axle and wood pulley, will be soon. We'll know no one is c...
14 February 2020
Frederick Douglass, a poem by Robert Hayden
When it is finally ours, this freedom, this liberty, this beautiful and terrible thing, needful to man as air, usable as earth; when it b...
12 February 2020
The old man and the tea, a poem by Rethabile Masilo
Every day when I greet age at my door, and it drags itself behind me, its breath of tobacco penetrates my curtain cloths and the seats a...
10 February 2020
Crowd gathered, salivating for a taste of blood, by Sihle Ntuli
violence, as a pain shared between men, it has been said time and time again, to be a man one must save face at all times, it was...
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