To understand Africa, we must know its poetry.
01.04.2015 - 14:55
Who wants to deal with African poetry completely in English, the following collections are recommended:
- Badilishapoetry: The only lyric website which is resident in Africa; it offers poetry in written and audible version and introduces the lyricists.
- The Poetry Foundation provides poems from various regions of Africa.
Be inspired by one poem of the Ghana lyricist Kofi Awoonor:
The First Circle
the flat end of sorrow here
Kofi Awoonor, „The First Circle“ from The Promise of Hope: New and Selected Poems, 1964-2013. Copyright © 2014 by Kofi Awoonor. Source: The Promise of Hope: New and Selected Poems, 1964-2013 (University of Nebraska Press, 2014)