.E. Sibi-Okumu is a playwright from Kenya. The socio-political evolution of his country is a constant inspiration for him. Almost all his plays involve music and dance. He also writes prose and poetry and is a regular columnist. He is a *Chevalier des Palmes Académiques.
Folu Agoi, President of the Nigerian Centre of PEN International (aka PEN Nigeria), erstwhile Chairman of Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA, Lagos Branch (March 13, 2004 – October 13, 2007), winner of BBC Poetry Competition (2001) and several other awards – including Prof Wole Soyinka Award for Literature (2007), Mother Drum Golden Award for Excellence (2012), The Tutuola Palm for Poetry award (by The Delta Book Club; July 23, 2019), and SWANA 2020 Poetry Competition (Nov 7, 2020; SWANA…
Stanley Gazemba’s novel, ‘The Stone Hills of Maragoli’, published in the USA as ‘Forbidden Fruit’ (The Mantle, NY) won the Jomo Kenyatta prize for Kenyan Literature in 2003. He is also the author of ‘Khama’ (shortlisted for the Wilbur and Niso Smith Adventure Writing Prize, also published by The Mantle), ‘Ghettoboy’ (shortlisted for the Kwani? Manuscript Prize) and ‘Callused Hands’. His collection of short stories, ‘Dog Meat Samosa’ was recently published by Regal House Publishing of Raleigh, USA. His novel, ‘Footprints in the Sand’ will be published in Sweden in 2022.
Cynthia Abdallah is a Kenyan-born writer, poet and educator. She is the author of My Six Little Fears (poetry) and The Musunzu Tree (short stories) and The Author’s Feet (poetry). She currently lives and works in Venezuela, South America, where she teaches Language and Literature. Her work has appeared in numerous online magazines and in print. These include The Tokyo Poetry Journal (Japan), Kwani? Uchaguzi Edition(Kenya), Ake Review (Nigeria), Quailbell Magazine (USA), Kalahari Review (Kenya), Nalubaale Review(Uganda), Active Muse (India) and the Bodies and Scars anthology by Ghana Literary Journal.
worldwide, and he did not stop there. Dr Jean-Paul Faure translates Asian literature into French, especially, work of Sri Lankan authors with whom he has a particular affiliation. The country where he served over four years as a diplomat.
Sri Lanka is the birthplace of several multitalented, visionary and unconventional artists. They range from writers to performing artists who have swum across the ring of salty waters and show the world the irresistible might the island nation possesses. They are the magic coins of countries creative economies, the glue of the nation united future, and the ambassadors of Sri Lanka
When the world around you is falling apart, the present is dreadful, and the future is an impossibility, and you can’t figure out why all happen to you, then you seek refuge in the stories of the good old past.
“Literature can break down any divisions” Sakina Mohammed, award-winning Sri Lankan writer of My Poetic Place.
Sri Lankan authors are known for their compelling penmanship that never draws far from Sri Lankan roots, rich in culture and Sri Lankan traditions. Here’s a list of the ten best books by Sri Lankan authors that will take you down a road of rich cultures and past societies! Most of them write prose, but a few very special ones have crossed the island’s salty ring of water with gifted skills in poetry. Sakina Mohammed is one of them. The Asian Review is pleased to introduce Sakina, who believes in the might of Literature for reconciliation and social cohesion.
Sonal Singh is an award-winning blogger and writer and has won accolades in poetry and prose writing on multiple platforms such as momspresso, artoonsInn, penmancy, womensweb, Asian Literary Society etc. She has also contributed to several anthology publications.
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“It is very important to be mindful of the cultural environment that the writer represents”- Prof. Kamani Jayasekera. An exclusive author Interview.
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