Portor Portor
Portor Portor
Author: D. Othniel Forte , Elma Shaw
Publish: 2016
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1945408571
Pages: 108

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

Author Details:

Elma Shaw experienced a coup d'état and 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 the 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 helping Africa's game changers become authors too.