Kola Tubosun Agbowo Art African Art On African Languages and Literature: Lessons from Korea

On African Languages and Literature: Lessons from Korea | Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún

  Being the transcript of a talk delivered at Kyung Hee University, Korea, on January 25, 2018, to a group of literature students and professors _______________ Thank you so much for having me. Annyeoung haseyo![…]

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Xola Stemele The Looking Painting Agbowo Art African Art

The Looking Painting | Xola Stemele

There’s this odd painting in our shack. It’s of an unusual house with one window. This house is camouflaged with several corners. The corners obviously embody their own cornery story, detached in breath and hasty[…]

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Grace by Sihle Ntuli Agbowo Art African Art Literary

Grace | Sihle Ntuli

here my dear flower with the wind and drifting   just behind your breast plate in front of your heart there is a glow that matches the textures of the neo-soul   state of mind[…]

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Agbowo Art The Simple Trick of Becoming A Mad Man African Art Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

The Simple, Scientific Formula for Becoming a Mad Man- Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

“Blessed are the mad, for they shall inherit the future” – a yet-to-be-authored book. -1 I only recently began learning the mathematics of insanity, that elusive and precious gift of madness. I am now a[…]

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Nefelibata Oluwatosin Babatunde Agbowo Art Literary Art African Art

Nefelibata | Oluwatosin Babatunde-olotu

NEFELIBATA   Last night, whilst I slept I sojourned the land of dreams in my dream, I was a man and my name was Nefelibata I had a wife and a fluffy dog my dog[…]

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Cigarette Butt Agbowo Art Nduka Akpe Literary Art African Art

Cigarette Butt | Nduka Akpe

I   Your fingers traipsing across my face taste like cigarettes Smells I use to hate  taste so lovely when they tickle my nostrils winking slyly as they curl about the stray strand of hair[…]

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Agbowo Art Akin Oseni Wole Soyinka JP Clark Chinua Achebe

Are Our Writers No Longer of this Earth? | Akin Oseni

A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it (from) going to sleep. Salman Rushdie May we, for a moment, discard[…]

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Love came to desolate cities'' Agbowo art OF CHILD MARRIAGES AND RIPPED INNOCENCE Tosin Ariyo

“Love Came To Desolate Cities” and “Of Child Marriages and Ripped Innocence”| Tosin Ariyo

LOVE CAME TO DESOLATE CITIES   Old bones are percussion instruments Colliding to music played in buried cities. Most cities sing a funeral dirge to myriad beats of loss while we are covered with black[…]

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Nkateko Masinga Heat Prayers after Pantheon Agbowo Art African Art Literary Art

“Heat” and “Prayers after Pantheon” | Nkateko Masinga

heat   you spoke to me in the language of divinity: your words, a prophecy. your touch, a laying on of hands – a prelude to healing, soothing balm for my spirit.   your voice[…]

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Toni Kan Number 14 Agbowo Art Caine Agbowoart

Number 14 | Toni Kan

      “I saw Gideon,” my sister told me on the phone the moment I said hello. “Which Gideon?” I asked “Gideon of Number 14,” she said and I felt the room grow small[…]

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