World Haiku Series 2022 (1) Haiku by Adjei Agyei-Baah

2016 was one of the most memorable years in the African haiku history.

In 2016, Adjei Agyei-Baah published “Afriku”, his debut collection written both in English and in Twi.

Book cover and a page of Dedication

4 haiku written in English and in Twi

Africa Haiku Network

On November 17, 2016, the official site of Africa Haiku Network was set up as a promoter of haiku and related genres in Africa and the sole publisher of The Mamba, Africa’s first haiku journal.

They have loved to master Japanese poetry forms with the aim of telling the African story.

They have been running this moving train of haiku enthusiasts and experts as they explore and take their place in the world’s haiku stage.

In March, 2020, they published The Mamba Journal of Africa Haiku, Issue 9.

Please check out the site below.

https://akitahaiku.com/2020/03/29/

In February, 2021, they published The Mamba Journal of Africa Haiku, Issue 11.

Please check out the site below.

https://akitahaiku.com/2021/05/22/

In July, 2022, Adjei published his haiku book “Scaring Crow.”

Please check out the site below.

https://akitahaiku.com/2022/07/23/

In 2022, Adjei was very busy with his studies, but he kindly participated in the World Haiku Series 2022.

Some haiku with Japanese translations

night–

all the silence

in the owl’s wings

全くの静寂

フクロウの翼の中で

Time Haiku , Issue 56

approaching storm…

a butterfly enters

the flower shop

近づいてくる嵐

蝶が入る

花屋に

Under the Basho 2022

first-time kayaking

a dragonfly appears

to lead the way

初めてのカヤック

トンボが現れ

先導する

Under the Basho 2022

flooded croplands

a scarecrow keeps its head

above water

浸水した農地

かかしが頭を抱えている

水上に

Scaring Crow (Buttonhook Press, 2022)

where the sun

has gone into hiding

river reeds

太陽が隠れて行ったところ

川の葦

The Haiku Hecameron Edited by Scott Mason

the float of kapok 

in harmattan winds − 

village road

カポックの浮き

ハルマッタン風で

村道

Mamba Issue 11

― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta 

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