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This is December, and other poems

This is December by Obinna Chilekezi Laughter runs through the season ahead as marigold flowers smile their way with yellow teeth along bush paths In this smiling season A drunk dressed festive...

Rainbow and other poem

Rainbow by Obinna Chilekezi Stars shift in their sockets and the birds no singsong still distressing the stone terrace with winds fanning downward and upward. After that heated noon the rains bathe...

Scholarly Books on African Writing

African Books Network showcases a harvest of literary and cultural expressions in the tradition of world best publishing services. Global Titles, African Authors! The titles are...

Hyena for a neighbour (poem)

Hyena for a neighbour by Obinna Chilekezi ~ I ask only for this: To look deep into my eyes And see the fascinating feline Awaiting a prey. These eyes have seen...

But I have to leave – (Poem)

But I have to leave (A Poem) by Obinna Chilekezi ~ A fine Sunday morning A bird and his mate at my window Singing songs of love together This country is Full...

Today is Mother’s Day (Poem)

Today is Mother's Day (A Poem) by Obinna Chilekezi Words are enough to say all to say About the woman that I passed through The narrow route of her...

Early morning rain – by Obinna Chilekezi

Early morning rain (Updated)  It rained heavily this morning With showers, strong winds and sandstorm And the wind with big strong hands shaking everything At sight. There I perched. It...

Poets and Poetry! African poets share more thoughts

This is the second part of our Poets and Poetry! blog notes. African writers are finding and sharing ideas about their deepest motivations, their purpose...

Opiate Gift – by Teetea

Opiate Gift by Teetea ~ Crafty to a catnip had we stalked To the same cabal and their clowns All our votes to the treasured deck As we gathered for...

The Bandit Clan – by Teetea

 The Bandit Clan ~ Hell should have know they were just a bandit clan! Clambering on board 'Another Presidential Change' Their weapons of mass diminution To the last of the golden...
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