The Sound of Things to Come and the Smallness of the World

Uzoma Ihejirika There is a saying that the world is a small place, that there is always someone who knows someone who knows us. Ours, we have come to believe, is a far-flung, yet close by neighborhood. In The Sound…

In Memoriam: Why Poets Die (for Kofi Awoonor)

  Emmanuel Iduma Audience at Kofi Awoonor memorial at the Nairobi Museum (Photo by Paul Munene, Quaint Photography) Let’s assume from the outset that poets die because they stand in the way of politics, and let’s find a way to…

Ikhide Ikheloa: People Take Me a Lot More Seriously than I am Willing to Take Myself.

  “The West has made stars out of Diaspora writers and made them Africa’s voices. I have a problem with that.” Ikheloa Ikhide     Interviewed by Emmanuel Iduma  I have not always agreed with Ikhide Ikheloa. So when I…

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