‘Ode to Mother Tongue’ is a showdown of choruses of West African voices. In it, we read poets who appealed to the language of their hearts in the composition of their verses, in order to reach the audiences’ hearts. Indeed, the heart-of-the-matter in the edition’s theme ‘Mother Tongue’ is a matter of the heart.
These poets have clearly come to terms with the issues and sufferings the coronavirus pandemic wrought upon the world. They help us to come to terms with it as well.