Niyi Afolabi


Niyi Afolabi teaches Luso-Brazilian literature, Yoruba, and African diaspora studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Golden Cage: Regeneration in Lusophone African Literature and Culture and editor of The Afro-Brazilian Mind and Marvels of the African World, among others. He read this poem in honor of Mia Couto at the Neustadt banquet.

  • Niyi Afolabi
                                   for Mia Couto Dream,     Dream,          Dream.Never cease to dream       Dream on, MiaYour beginning A tale of yesterdays     Your today     A tale of future…