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Conversation with South African Poet Laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile, April 3

The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, will host a conversation with South African Poet Laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile. The event, part of a series titled “Conversations with African Poets and Writers,” will start at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, in the Montpelier Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC. The program is co-sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center and the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress. The event is free and open to the public.  No tickets are needed.  Book sales and signing will follow. Kgositsile will discuss the state of contemporary African culture, including poetry and literature, with LaVerne Page, an area specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division. Kgositsile has held the South African laureateship since 2007.  His 10 volumes of poetry include “This Way I Salute You,” “My Name is Afrika,” “Hea

Sierra Leone Writers Series Expands Range, New Appointment

Sierra Leone Writers Series Publisher, Osman Sankoh, Ph.D., announced today that Fatmata Sankoh has accepted the position to serve as Business Manager for Sierra Leonean Writers Series (SLWS). She can be reached at[at] Fatmata is now working on all SLWS books to be available on She is also working on a new look for the SLWS website According to Dr. Sankoh, SLWS has achieved a major presence in Sierra Leone with one of its books. "Sierra Leone Since Independence - History of a Post-Colonial State" by Joe A. D. Alie, SLWS 2007, has been designated a recommended text for students reading government and politics at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. Fatmata is now working on making 1000 copies of the book available in Sierra Leone and on The Sierra Leonean Writers Series was set up by Dr. Osman Sankoh (Mallam O.) after he published his book "Hybrid Eyes - Reflections of an African i