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Portor Portor: 12 New African Poets

by: D. Othniel Forte, Elma Shaw,

Portor Portor is an anthology of emerging and established poets from Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, and Botswana. Portor-Portor, a Liberian concept, refers to a pot of unevenly cooked rice-soft, sticky, grainy and lumpy. Within a single pot, is the embodiment of the notion of unity in diversity. Portor Portor features 12 African poets whose poems cover a wide range of topics- from daily life issues to religious, traditional and contemporary issues plaguing the continent. They offer us a rare glimpse into a diverse modern Africa. Portor Portor, in this edition, presents a unified voice amidst that diversity. KWEE: Liberian Literary Magazine

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The author is an Educator and International Speaker. He holds an Masters in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines Diliman. His other specializations cut across several academic disciplines in the Social Sciences. Apart from academic work, he has a passion for writing which leads him on a fascinating journey. He has written many short stories and poems. He has intense interest in Literature and History, specially Liberian Folklore and History. He is an active social commentator. He runs several social blogs. He is the head of the recently established Liberian Think Tank- Think Liberia. They are currently undertaking a project to create the largest free online Liberian database. Currently, he is resides in Asia, with his family.

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Elma Shaw experienced a coup d’état and a civil war in Liberia that set her on a path to explore and write about issues of peace and justice. Her award-winning novel, Redemption Road, with a foreword by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, inspired a documentary about women fighters who survived the war. A long-time champion for women and girls, she recently worked with The What To Expect Foundation as lead writer for Big Belly Business – the Liberian women’s guide to a healthy pregnancy. Elma currently lives in Rwanda with her husband and two children, where she is working on a new book and teaching pole and aerial dance.

Elma Shaw holds a BA in Communication Media and a Master's in Film and Video from American University. She currently lives in Monrovia, Liberia, with her husband and their two sons. Redemption Road is her first novel. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Portor Portor is an anthology of emerging and established poets from Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, and Botswana. Portor-Portor, a Liberian concept, refers to a pot of unevenly cooked rice-soft, sticky, grainy and lumpy. Within a single pot, is the embodiment of the notion of unity in diversity. Portor Portor features 12 African poets whose poems cover a wide range of topics- from daily life issues to religious, traditional and contemporary issues plaguing the continent. They offer us a rare glimpse into a diverse modern Africa. Portor Portor, in this edition, presents a unified voice amidst that diversity. KWEE: Liberian Literary Magazine

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ISBN: 978-1530845941
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Publish Date: 2016
Page Count: 108

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