An African Orature Poem in Tribute to Sam Moyo

I met Professor Sam Moyo at a seminar in the 1980s after he joined the University of Zimbabwe where I was then teaching, and was immediately struck by his quiet brilliance.However, it was not until I became the Chairperson of the SARIPS’ Board of Directors (1998-2001) that I got to know him closely. An incredibly…

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In Memory of Maya Angelou

The single most influential writer in my life has been Maya Angelou. In many ways she is the reason why I am who I am today. Reading her autobiography gave me the freedom to believe that I can be whoever I want to be, I can excel in any area of life that I choose…

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The Africa I want to see…

The Africa I want to see … Is an Africa feeding itself from its abundant resources, Producing solar energy from a sun that never fails to shine Ensuring the diversity of our plant life and seeds are in the control of our farmers and Not GMOs that will kill life. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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African Writers’ Corner: The Past, Now and Future

Hankering over the ‘glorious’ past as we confront our present struggles is not really helpful. Rather we should dare to invent the future, as Thomas Sankara challenged us. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Languages

I wish I could talk to you in languages Touch you in Wolof Kiss your body in Lingala Love you in Bambara Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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In Peace (Or Pieces)

Comrade, since you say We can’t eat democracy with All those sour choices Pinstriped lies And decorated fools Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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