Nigeria's poet and playwright, John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, died on October 13 aged 86
A study of the late Keorapetse Kgositsile shows how the poet influenced black American culture. It also shows how his mother and his grandmother's oral traditions in turn influenced him.
Looking at his brilliant career is looking into Algeria’s relationship with its history and identity, but also questioning what it means to be exiled.
The composer, performer and poet was an artistic pioneer of lasting and distinctive gifts, and bottomless stamina. He gave us over 70 years of high-octane Somali musical mastery.
With humility that belied his global stature, his laugh came easily, and his generous storytelling taught lessons that his students grew into for many years after he shared them.
Written from prison, the new book of poems by the writer, academic and activist shows her fire but also her deep love for Uganda.