A MAP OF AFRICA by Onisowurun Sampson

(I) I see them all The grey and concrete pillars of a continent The entrails of the yoked in spirit Sealed here and there over the land. I see the river courses I see the patterns of drowsiness at day’s end I see the crafty sons of black sit-tightism send Maledictions of a dreary hooting… Continue reading A MAP OF AFRICA by Onisowurun Sampson

King Zwelithini’s BLOODY FART by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

when a king farts with his mouth like kaBhekuzulu – a man uncouth, Trouble truncates his sleeping time to merge Life and Death into a rhyme. when Royal lips part empty of wisdom Goodwill is exiled from the kingdom! men bleed on Zwelithini‘s folly-slab a king walks sideways like a crab! “King Zwelithini’s BLOODY FART”… Continue reading King Zwelithini’s BLOODY FART by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

WRR POETRY AWARDS 2014 by Oku-ola Abiola Paul

Poetry Mother of 2013 Noleen Utterance Desiree Titus Poetry Father of 2013 Eriata Oribhabor Nigerian Poet of 2013 Alozor Michael Ikechukwu Ghana Poet of 2013 Oppong Clifford Benjamin South African Poet of 2013 Thamsanqa Job Mzamo Overseas Poet of 2013 Kannadasa Dasan Poetry Soldier 2013 Oku-ola Paul Abiola Poetry Promoter of 2013 Enigmatic Olumide Bisiriyu… Continue reading WRR POETRY AWARDS 2014 by Oku-ola Abiola Paul

RUSTED ARROW (a tribute to Sir Nelson Mandela by Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau)

This war was swifter than time. the war claimed the souls of clustered fighters fighting for greed. With an arrow sharper than the piercing sun, many fell. At a time, this great arrow was captured but can the truth be jailed forever? This arrow fought still and our village was never defeated in the war… Continue reading RUSTED ARROW (a tribute to Sir Nelson Mandela by Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau)

NELSON MANDELA: I AM PREPARED TO DIE (by Lee Bob Black)

I am the First Accused the question of violence I planned sabotage I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence a calm and sober assessment of the political situation years of tyranny, exploitation, and oppression of my people violence by the African people had become… Continue reading NELSON MANDELA: I AM PREPARED TO DIE (by Lee Bob Black)