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  Malika Assal
  Ellen Banda-Aaku
  Juliane Okot-Bitek
  Elaine Chiew
  I. Iyi-Eweka Chou
  Elliott Colla
  Funmi Fetto
  Tendai Huchu
  Mamle Kabu
  A. Kourouma  
  K. W. Kgositsile
  Daniel P. Kunene
  Ryan Eric Lamb
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  M. Makonnen
  Sarah L. Manyika
  Tola Ositelu
  Martin A. Ramos
  Ayo Morocco-Clarke
  S. D. Partington
  Marcia Lynx Qualey
  Marilyn H. Mills
  Mohamed Raïhani
  John Stephen Rae
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Assal (b. 1954) is a Moroccan poet and
short-story writer. She is the author of Tear
(Collection of poems 2005) and Fanciful
(Collection of short stories
2006). She is presently working on a new
collection of poems: Yesterday’s Tattoo on
the Shrines.


Malika Assal





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O Freedom, You are Worth Your Weight in Gold    11 (Poem)
(translated by Mohamed S. Raihani)

“Hey you there, disguised between the circles of time
So mild under the crust,
I smelt your perfume in my murderer!
Like a butterfly, you hang down, broadly smiling
But when I reach out to grab you,
You withdraw back to your velvet world
And you never peep out again...








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