Issue 118: Voices of Africa

As well as presenting new work from writers including Jack Mapanje, Fred D’Aguiar and Gabriel Gidi, Voices of Africa showcases material generated by the ‘Crossing Borders’ project, the brainchild of Graham Mort,whose essay sets out its genesis and development.


Dear Honourable Member – Gabriel Gidi, Aciro’s Song – Jackee Budesta Batanda, It is Well in My Soul – Wame Molefhe, Election Day – Christopher Mlalazi, Double Shame – Beatrice Fri Bime, Over the Garden Wall – Linda Cracknell, Losing Jacarandas – Hester Ross


Jack Mapanje, Fred D’Aguiar, Beverley Naidoo, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Dorian Haarhoff, Graham Mort, Meg Peacocke, John Lindley, Beth Webb, Graham Fulton, Henning Pieterse


Crossing Borders – Graham Mort, Zimbabwe Through Its Writers – Martin Goodman, Let There Be Light – G.P. Kennedy, ‘No One Can Shave Your Head In Your Absence’: Scotland and Malawi Today – Kenneth R. Ross, Multiple Visions: An Introduction to African Cinema – Lizelle Bisschoff


Margaret Beveridge, Bernard Crick, Robert Alan Jamieson, Stephen Lackaye, Michael Lister, Matthew McGuire, Amanda Moody, Lauren Pope, Piotr Wesolowski


    Read some recent snippets of the Review online

    Two poems from Roddy Lumsden: Women in Paintings and Tact

    Poetry from JL Williams: Pool Hall School and Time Breaks the Heart

    Frances Leviston's article questions the recent re-reading of the work of Elizabeth Bishop. Spectacle and Speculation

    David Wheatley examines the political poem today in his article, Between ‘Helpless Right’ and ‘Forced Pow’r’

    Share a bus journey in Graham Fulton's poem Blue Bag

    Our editor expounds on poetry, place and the Review itself:
    Alan Gillis: The State of the Review

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