Where Have I Been?

Posted: July 19, 2014 in Uncategorized
Timeless Mauritania

Timeless Mauritania

It’s been a couple of weeks since I got to share with you a post. In the past couple of months I’ve been so terribly engaged with work that when I had a holiday, I slept it all off. What have you all been reading?

In the period I was away, I visited Ivory Coast briefly, went through Dakar in Senegal and ended in Nouakchott in Mauritania. I have read and reviewed poets from the first two but not from Mauritania. So my next poem to be reviewed will come from there. I discovered Oumar Ba while I was in the country and he might be the one I review next.

Exciting piece of news too; I’ve been invited to be part of the reading team for this year’s Golden Baobab Prize for African children’s literature. There’s nothing better than helping to shape the next generation of African stories and I am totally looking forward to the reading marathon to begin next week. Coupled with work, it should be another time when I may not post very much but I trust you guys still read African poetry. Especially because my page views haven’t reduced. Thank you :)

I will get time for your blogs soon too, I promise. Keep those pens busy and keep sharing your favourite poems too. Enjoy :)

  1. mj says:

    Great news that you are actively shaping the choice of the coming generation. Congratulations! And keep bringing us your great reviews.


  2. Dela, yay! Congrats for the selection. I’m impressed :-)


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