Category Archives: poetry

BACK HOME by Hasheem Deza from Malawi

Four corners under one grass-thatched roof
a back yard, puppy’s warm heart
a torn veranda floor bricked in clay
and a sandy tattering wall but still Continue reading BACK HOME by Hasheem Deza from Malawi

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Commentary on Yusuf O. Kassam’s MAJI MAJI poem in Relation to Today

Capturing a significant event in Africa’s history is Yusuf O. Kassam’s poem titled, Maji Maji and remorsefully described from the painful recollections of an old man. A common mistake is to interpret the message by restricting it to history, to Tanzania (or Tanganyika as was called), to the seeming ridiculousness of religion, or the absurdity of primitive African war methods. However, the lessons and messages expressed traverse decades, race, borders, time, and relate to even the minutest aspects of daily human interactions regardless of what societies we live in. Continue reading Commentary on Yusuf O. Kassam’s MAJI MAJI poem in Relation to Today