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Ebola re-schedules African writers Day

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?The Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA) has postponed the 2014 International Writers? Day event due to the continuing efforts by ECOWAS and the international community...

What Amiri Baraka Said About Kwame Nkrumah-9

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?It is Nkrumah the theoretician and practitioner of Pan-Africanism who continues to provide interest and respect (Kofi Hadjor, ?Realist, dreamer or visionary??, published in...

What Amiri Baraka Said About Kwame Nkrumah-Vlll

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?Nkrumah is a reminder not of what Africa is, but of what Africa must become (Kofi Hadjor, 1986).? ?What does Hadjor mean? Obviously that is...

What Amiri Baraka Said About Kwame Nkrumah-7

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Nana Ofori Atta Ayim writes of Dr. JB Danquah: ?Dr. Danquah was a prot?g? of the celebrated and iconic God-father of West African nationalism...

What Amiri Baraka Said About Kwame Nkrumah-VI

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?Nearly 50 years ago on October 9, 1959, Patrice Lumumba spoke in Accra on the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah. He observed then at the...

What Amiri Baraka Said About Kwame Nkrumah-V

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?It is rare in human history that one discovers a philosopher-political leader whose voice resonates with that of his people as clearly as that...

What Amiri Baraka Said About Kwame Nkrumah IV

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Ideally, it is important to acknowledge Kwame Nkrumah?s signal contribution to the theoretical birthing of Afrocentricity, though from an intellectual point of ideational awayness....

What Amiri Baraka Said About Kwame Nkrumah III

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Apparently, our essay ?What Amiri Baraka Said Kwame Nkrumah (2)? raised many important questions in the minds of some of our readers, questions we...

Poet-Playwright Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) Part 20

It has to defy forms which are sttrictures and manacles arbitrarily clapped onto free thoughts till they farcically freeze like a chain-gang on a Georgia farm - I prefer to jazz it up, break out and let the mind and soul range widely and freely like...

Poet-Playwright Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) Part 19

Good intentions do not exactly equate with good deeds, Howard was no good cure for cold calculated crimes committed at high-noontide at sea - a futile academic dish that only produced refined and more efficient cogs in the planter's wheel of...

Poet-Playwright Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) ) Part 18

Let them seethe and sizzle and crackle and fizz and whizz and hiss and simmer and then tea- kettle-whistle and explode with furious fumes till hell boils over their blue-eyed devil's blood - it's all a game, this crappy talk of...

Poet-Playwright Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) Part 17

A slice of screams, a film of dreams, a ream of rascals and imps, my twin-boys boiling up my blood over the boiling point of the sun... the mangled past screams to be made whole, like buttermilk when fat and cream have been creamed... truths morph into...

What Amiri Baraka Said About Kwame Nkrumah-Part ll

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Folks! We are back at it yet again. As always! It?s proper at this juncture to note how postmodernism and revisionism, two fascinating analytic...

Poet-Playwright Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) Part 14

For Amiri Baraka 14 (1934-2014) "The destruction of America as he knows it"... of course, it is both a he and a she, for black art is a twin-gendered cross-pollination of fierce resistance to oppression and repression - the right to...

Poet-Playwright Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) Part 12

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr. ? Not so loudly, brother, no so loudly, for the leaves have lips and the trees have ears... not so loudly, my brother, not so loudly... Sabra, Shatila, West Bank, Gaza... behind enemy lines, it all depends, behind...

Poet-Playwright Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) Part 4

Before Barack Obama, there was Amiri Baraka; after Obama, there still will be Baraka - it is a matter of fact, no snide or slight or malediction here, it is just a matter of fact - Baraka-Obama... one was hatched from the womb of a...