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Africa Poems

From Purgarory to Paradise
by Suzette Richards

The fog has not yet lifted from the enclave. The candyfloss glow of the sun suspended above the horizon of the valley in the Jock



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MORAL OF THE STORY-GENDERCIDE
by Brian Pierre-Alexander

The leaks are out 
The moral of the story shout
You talk about you care
But in truth and in fact you fear
He, she, them, who gov-over-men
Neglect,


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Aww Pity me
by William Jerome

Aww Pity me if you only knew

Like I knew my hair is 

Full of blood sweat and tears ,made you vomit

til today I embarrassly stand 

From enough



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BLAME IT ON THE MONEY
by Emmanuel Adedayo Ojelade

Look at our daughters
They now show no ill in laying with men old as their fathers
Look at our sons
Nothing is holding them



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Mysteries
by Darlington Chukwunyere

Do you know, static clocks move faster than moving clocks?

Do you know, silence is not the best response to a fool?

Do you know, a man is



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Neglet
by Kiyesola Kolawole

I always thought I would wage a war, if there was a sword,

I had imagined being the warrior, if there was a battle,

I thought I



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Sisalindile!
by Zakhele Mncwango

Iphi le ngane eyazalwayo?

Iphi yonke lento esayethenjiswa?

Ithemba lenjabulo salifumbathiswa.

Namanje sisalubambile lolo donga.

 

Miningi kakhulu manje le minyaka

Kwabulaw' ubandlululo kuleli

Ukuz' engacindezel' unkululeko

Le ngane eyayizozalwa. 

Nanamuhla kusefana nakuqala.

 

Iph' inkululeko?



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The cock in my hood
by Rita C. Chima

It crows at the dawn of day

Despite sun or rain

Its crowing resounds in my head

As I turn and toss on my bed

And when I step



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