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NANCY NDEKE   smokes away the menacing, cantankerous, life-demising, demonic, devilish virulent    COVID 19 pandemics with a mind tilting collection of  verse. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is proud to exhibit  a  fresh philosophy concocted poetry beverage A BRIDGE TO A BRIDGE THROUGH A BRIDGE penned by our  African Poetry Tigress .  Dear reader, get ready to be blown away by the metaphor ripples of literary consciousness and then inhale the fresh oxygen of prowess and reason. The collection adds up an already wisdom congested book shelf of the tireless, resilient and diligent African Poet Nancy Ndeke.. I do not want to be carried away to write a blurb, the blurb is already in place courtesy of the African Poetry Tigress- by Curator Mbizo Chirasha.

 

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The reader will find many questions and few answers, and that is because life is a constant quest. The reader is then afforded a chance to think, and in doing so, possibly empower the self to a better human. Topics range from why divisions exist between races, to the vagaries of injustices as recorded by history. The great theme of being in mortal man ruling kin with the hands of self-appointed god-head raises the question of morality and truth as presented by those with an agenda other that general good to all. Love, whether for fellow man, Country of deity are themes that preoccupy many a poem. The motif of the Bridge which this book borrows so generously from, is symbol of the inter-connectedness all there is in our world. From past eternity, through history and movement of people to belief systems that pit one group against another. The book asks for the reader to engage his/her mind in a renewed manner. There is hope for humanity even at the worst of times. Nancy Ndeke is an avid reader who writes as much. Nancy draws her writings from both observed living and personal experiences. She is a child of nature by the fate of birth having been born and bred in a rural setting before climate change vagaries became a reality. Through school and travel, her eyes experienced the wholeness of the other enriching her further. Her work experience in was ravaged countries further brought to her the sad reality and tragedy of wars-( Blurb by  NANCY NDEKE).

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EXPERIMENTAL LAND.
HERE, where everything goes and nothing comes,
This land bearing the scourge and scars of ancient wars,
Lessons abide.
Loss is to every man at one point.
The shoe finally shifts to another foot.
What you do to another at one point will be done to you.
Poverty is not always about food for the worst is bad ideas.
Greed is a dumb foundation to build a legacy.
A lie is not white and neither any other color.
That a fool is not an iliterate man but one without ideas of his own.
That to follow blindly is akin to torching your house.
The richest land is as rich as it’s poorest man.
Now ask Africa to give examples!
And how it arrived at where it never set to.
© Nancy Ndeke
@ August 2020

 

 

 

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AUGUST.
Once upon a heart tender,
You brought me a love and a wedding,
I danced fit to fall,
Reeling with joy unknown.
Once upon a heart rich,
You brought me an ache and a death,
The scars still tremble,
With an audible sigh,
And here you are again, Emperor of errors.
Am still here, not so much worried,
But balanced on the facts,
That your gifts can be ambiguous.
Still, pass by.
© Nancy Ndeke
@ August 2020
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CHEAPLY EXPENSIVE.
Exhilarating, euphoric,
Is the thrill of fat purses,
Amid the dashing cameras
and red carpets.
Higher than kites,
Soaring like eagles,
Pledges are taken and vows owned,
Tell non but the initiated says the shaman,
Pay to belong give to receive.
The high priest bathed in red water.
Drinking the ponds of purity of death.
A lost world losing more,
For the trader focuses on profits,
Like the devil on your fall.
A world of glitter doused in perfumed stench,
Building falsehoods into an empire,
One fed by the unwilling forced by the willing,
Death is cheapened for life to be expensive.
What a Shame that dust rises above it’s maker,
With it’s tutoring from a total failure.
© Nancy Ndeke
@ July 2020

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Nancy Ndeke is a multi-genre writer. She writes poetry , hybrid essays , reviews , commentary and memoir.Ndeke  is widely published with four collection of her full writings Soliama Legacy, Lola- Logue , Musical Poesy  and May the Force be With you. She has recently  collaborated with a Scotland based Writer  and Musical Artist  Dr. Gameli Tordzro of Glasgow University on the Poetry Collection Mazungumzo ya Shairi and  also  co-authored poetry anthology ,I was lost but now am found with USA Poet Renee Drummond  -Brown . She contributes her writings to the Atunis  Galaxy Poetry ( Belgium),  TUJIPANGE AFRICA( Kenya, USA), Ramingo Porch, Africa Writers Caravan , WOMAWORD Literary Press, BeZine  for Arts and Humanities( USA). Andinkra Links 5. Wild Fire Publication ,Williwash Press , The poet by day webzine ,Writers Escape at Poetry  Different Truths , ARCS PROSE POETRY . Nancy Ndeke  also works a literary arts consultant , Copy-editor and  Writers Clinics Moderator.

 

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            MEET TIME  OF THE  POET REPUBLIC CURATOR

 

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Mbizo CHIRASHA,  UNESCO-RILA  Affiliate Artist. Freedom of Speech Fellow to PEN- Zentrum  Deutschland,Germany. Alumni  of the International Human Rights  Arts Festival in New-York, USA. Literary Arts Activism Diplomatie. Globally Certified Arts Mediums Curator and Influencer. Internationally Published Page and Spoken Word Poet. Writer in Residence.  Arts for Human Rights Catalyst. Core Team Member of the Bezine Arts and Humanities Project. His illustrious poetry, hybrid writings, political commentary, short fiction, book reviews  and Arts Features are published in more  than 400 spaces notably the Monk  Arts and Soul in  Magazine  in United Kingdom. Atunis Poetry.com in Belgium. Demer press poetry series in Netherlands. World Poetry Almanac in Mongolia. Poesia journal in Slovenia. Bezine Arts and Humanities Webzine in USA. The Poet a Day in Brooklyn, USA. Litnet Writers Journal in South Africa. African Crayons in Nigeria. Poetry Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Pulp-pit USA. The FictionalCafe international Journal, Texas USA. Best New African Poetry series in Zimbabwe, Zimbolicious Poetry Collections in Zimbabwe. Co-edited Street Voices International Publications with Andreas Weiland  in Germany. Co-Edited  Silent Voices Anthology, a Tribute to Chinua Achebe. Co-Edited the Corpses of Unity, solidarity collection to victimized Cameroonians with Nsah Mala. Curated and Edited the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry, Inside Digraceland speaking poetic truth to the Mugabe regime and other bad regimes.  He owns the Time of  the Poet blog zine, MIOMBOPUBLISHING that published the #GlobalCallforPeaceProject titled the Second of EARTH is Peace. A LETTER to the PRESIDENT his experimental  resistance poetry collection was released  in August 2019 by Mwanaka and Media Publishing. Co- Authored Whispering Woes of Ganges and Zambezi with Sweta Vikram in India. Good Morning President his first poetry collection was published in 2011  by Zimbabwean published based in United Kingdom, Diaspora Publishers.COVID 19 Satansdeadly fart is forthcoming. Chirasha is  Founder  and the Chief Editor of Brave Voices Poetry Journal, https://bravevoicespress.home.blog/ and WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS,https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/

MORE INFORMATION visit, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbizo_Chirasha

 

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TIME  OF THE  POET REPUBLIC-An Internet based  Writers  Center,  Archiving Theme based Digital Poetry Anthologies and  publishing Iconic Poets ,Writers and Artists from around the globe. TIME OF POET REPUBLIC was  founded  by  UNESCO-RILA Affliate ARTIST. Freedom of SPEECH Fellow PEN-Zentrum Deutschland.2019 African FELLOW ihraf.org and  Acclaimed Literary Arts Diplomatie,Mbizo CHIRASHA.cropped-rreading.jpg

 

 

 

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