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Messages Left Behind, a collection of poems

Lupenga Mphande A good poem is as large as a novel. Consider this poem from Messages Left Behind, by Lupenga Mphande, published in 2011 by Brown Turtle Press. How Long She Waited For You Every night She came out And sat on the veranda, facing south Longing for your… Read more

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The Future of African Writing

Not written in stone but my view anyhow. Besides ambition, desire and will, places and incidents that have been critical in shaping and improving my writing have come through writing fellowships and residences. In the absence of a mentoring component that’s sometimes part of writing residences… Read more

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