The Haiku Foundation welcomes you to Haikupedia! Each week for the next several months we will release a few new articles in our ever-expanding encyclopedia of haiku. These we hope will give you a sense of the potential scale of this enterprise, as well as entice you to become a part of the project.
This week, we circle back to complete our survey of haiku on the continent of Africa. Ali Znaidi of Tunisia is among a handful poets writing haiku in North Africa. East Africa’s involvement in the haiku scene, although relatively recent, has been robust and continues to grow among haiku poets from a variety of nations, including Caleb MUTUA, Patrick Wafula Wanyama, Kariuki wa Nyamu, and Mercy Ikuri of Kenya; Nshai Waluzimba of Zambia; and Susan Nalugwa Kiguli of Uganda. Raphael d’Abdon, an avid haiku promoter in South Africa, is also featured. Over the past few years, two English-language haiku contests, the Babishai Haiku Award and the Africa Haiku Prize, have proved popular.
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