Naviarhaiku182 – harmattan winds

The Harmattan is a season in the West African subcontinent, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March. It is characterized by dry and dusty northeasterly trade wind, of the same name, which blows from the Sahara Desert over West Africa into the Gulf of Guinea.

A new haiku written by a member of Africa Haiku Network. Jamil Dan’bala Umar is a young teacher from Ghana and a regular contributor to the Mamba Haiku Journal.

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Poem by Jamil Dan’bala Umar

Picture by Alexandra Seinet