In Overwhelming Treasures, Chimeka Nduka Ekeghe puts together forty-six poems on the themes of love, life and Nigeria in eight sections the poet calls “seasons”. Each poem is a story in itself. In these poems he talks about love, women, life, emotions and death. He also writes motivational poems and pores over corruption in Nigeria in the midst of its vast wealth.
Poetry in Motion is a collection of narrative poetry composed by Mulumba Ivan Matthias that takes us , by section, through “Rhythm and Rhymes” to view “Cakes and Candles” while puzzling out the “Riddles of Fortune” and experience the the pain and pleasure of “Thorns and Roses” before coming to “The Gospel Truth”. It is a journey through the reflections and observations of a number of voices.
Mashile studied Law and International Relations at Wits University and is an actress, poet, producer and performer. Her poetry collection, In A Ribbon of Rhythm won the NOMA Award for African Publishing in 2006. It was published in 2005 by Oshun Books
Julius Chingono was the son of a farm worker, and spent much of his life as a blaster on the mines in his native Zimbabwe, before a late blooming as a rather fine author. Not Another Day is a collection of his poems and short stories, and is an excellent introduction to his work.
Okot P’ Bitek’s Song of Lawino was first published in the Acholi language, before being translated into English in 1966. Winning recognition on two grounds, style and theme, it is also arguably one of the longest and most substantive works of fiction from Africa.
Dance of the Intellect is a collection of poems that Alice Tumwesigye has written over a long period based on experiences in her life. There are over 80 poems, mainly comprising the author’s reflections on several stages in her life; as a student at college and university; as a member of staff in one place; and as a mother.