Spotlighting Pan-African Poetry

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Jamala Safari

Featured Poem:

I am ready

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I won’t go to the mountain
Nor to the valley
I won’t go to the village
Nor to town
I have dug into my soul
I have unleashed my spirit
At the ready I have put out my heart
When fire stirs
When sea flows
To hear and write

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  • Amusement (1)
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Biography

Jamala Safari is a writer and a poet based in Cape Town. This DRC native has been writing since the age of 12. He is the author of a collection of poems called Tam-Tam Sings. His debut novel The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods is a story about 15 year-old Ristro and his journey through the war-stricken Congo.

Jamala Safari

DRC

Biography

Jamala Safari is a writer and a poet based in Cape Town. This DRC native has been writing since the age of 12. He is the author of a collection of poems called Tam-Tam Sings. His debut novel The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods is a story about 15 year-old Ristro and his journey through the war-stricken Congo.

Featured Poem:

I am ready

Enlarge poem

I won’t go to the mountain
Nor to the valley
I won’t go to the village
Nor to town
I have dug into my soul
I have unleashed my spirit
At the ready I have put out my heart
When fire stirs
When sea flows
To hear and write

No audio file loaded.

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (4)
  • Pride (3)
  • Optimism (1)
  • Anger (1)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (0)
  • Reflection (0)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (1)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Comments

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