Introducing Mototi Litscape: Exploring African Literature

As the new year begins, I invite African writers to submit works to Mototi Litscapes. Mototi Litscape welcomes works in any of the following categories: Book Reviews: These can be on any literary book by an African writer on any subject. Send a review of no longer than 2000 words. Proofread your work thoroughly.Author Profiles: … Continue reading Introducing Mototi Litscape: Exploring African Literature


Notes to Self

Let me try to use this blog as a diary. So here we go: Finals are almost over; the semester ends on Thursday. Christmas next week! Next week Christmas!Forget the diary thing....Upcoming projects: 1. Finish reading the Uncertainty of Hope by Valerie Tagwira and write the essay on its use of language and post it … Continue reading Notes to Self

Art & Advocacy in Zimbabwe

Mbizo Chirasha has expressed satisfaction with the recent Zimbabwe poetry festival. In an email, Chirasha shared information about future plans for similar events, one of which can happen as soon February 2008. What was obvious at the December 10-12 festival, he added, was the hunger for the arts that the participants showed. He also expressed … Continue reading Art & Advocacy in Zimbabwe

Update: Festival Attracts 60 Poets

The Herald of Zimbabwe has given the following report about the Zimbabwe Poetry Festival:THE African Drums Poetry Book Tour - a poetry gala attracting some regional artists - was on Monday inaugurated at Alliance Francaise in Harare ending this evening. More than 60 poets are taking part in the festival that is running under the … Continue reading Update: Festival Attracts 60 Poets

Fiction Writing Workshop

This message is for current and future greater Sacramento residents.In the Spring Semester I am offering a fiction writing workshop (course) at Cosumnes River College. The class is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 10:20 am. The same class will be offered again in the Fall on Mondays and Wednesdays in the evenings. You … Continue reading Fiction Writing Workshop

Julia Connor Reading A Success

"Now tell me what's real and what's not real in this poem," said Julia Connor at one point in her Tuesday, December 11 reading at Cosumnes River College. Her statement was a response to a question from the audience about whether or not one of her poems was real, and she explained that, indeed, poetry … Continue reading Julia Connor Reading A Success

Zimbabwe Hosts African Book and Poetry Festival

The AFRICAN DRUMS BOOK AND POETRY FESTIVAL is the brain-child of Mbizo Chirasha, a Zvishavane-born performing poet in Zimbabwe, and One Ghana One Voice co-founder Julian Adomako Gymah of Ghana. Mbizo Chirasha reports that "the project seeksto promote poetry collaboration and intergaration within Southern Africa," and the involment of Ghana in the collaboration gives this … Continue reading Zimbabwe Hosts African Book and Poetry Festival