Poems by Ikenna Okeh

Ikenna Okeh has kindly given us permission to publish the following, previously unpublished poems. The Plain Across The Sea Across some treacherous sea lay a stretch of fertile plain To the distant sights it lay alluring and plain It beckoned the adventurous soul to come But too many knew what of such adventures had become;... Continue Reading →

Interview: Poet and novelist Ikenna Okeh

Nicklas Hållén: What is your background? Where did you grow up and what is your educational background? Ikenna Okeh: I come from a middle class home, the second of six children. My father is a businessman who has ventured into many businesses – from dealing on automobile spare parts, car sales, industrial supplies, and lately,... Continue Reading →

Day of the Imprisoned Writer

The Day of the Imprisoned Writer was started by PEN International in 1981 to recognize authors who face repression and imprisonment for their work. It has been observed on 15 November every year since then. This year, one of members of the project - Nicklas Hållén – was invited to participate in a public talk... Continue Reading →

African Story Book

African Story Book is an online digital collection of over 843 African Story Books. These are not only free and open access, but also are open for readers to translate or adapt themselves. As such, the Story Books collected on the site cover an astonishing 116 languages and, currently, the site links to over 3861... Continue Reading →


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