Mental Fight

By: Ben Okri Already, the future is converging with the past. Already the world is converging. The diverse ways of the world Will create wonderful new forms, Lovely cultural explosions In the centuries to come. Already I sense future forms of art, Of painting, sculpture, humour, Already I sense future novels, Plays, poems, dances. Already … Continue reading

The Achebe Legacy.
Africa / Heroes

The Achebe Legacy.

So I knew, I’d like to write something longer for this man,  touted the “father  of modern African literature”. Prior to accepting this title as befitting of Achebe, I was wary of a possible exaggeration of his impact as a writer. For want of a better explanation, I asked how certain we are that, there … Continue reading

Africa / PoeTori

God’s Bits Of Wood

I am feeling  “artistically playful” tonight, so I have decided to string together and condense a seem of excerpts (the ones I found most powerful), from different parts of Ousmane Sembène’s  “God’s Bits of Wood” (a favorite), into a poem. Call it artistic or not, I give credit to the man whose words I have only lifted and decided to juggle into a … Continue reading