Thursday, July 7, 2016


 Babishai is pleased to announce the top Haikus of its first ever 2016 award.

It was an extremely tight race with submissions from every region of the continent. There is definitely massive talent in Haikus across Africa. We'll be hearing from the shortlistees about their writing processes and the judges too about seeking quality in a Haiku.



fogbound day...

everyone suffers

Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire  (Ghana)

weaver birds...

the bombed market
echoes back to life

Chibuihe-Light Obi from Nigeria


blackout evening
the moon lights up
outdoor conversation

Kwaku Feni Adow (Ghana)

When the rain-drones drop
kaleidoscopes explode from
Namaqualand’s soul

Ayesha Kajee (South Africa)

new buds
the farmland throws off
a past of harmattan fire

 Kwaku Feni Adow (Ghana)

orange sunset -
fisherman's shadow
afloat on the waves

 Chibuihe-Light Obi ( Nigeria)

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