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We are prized by the mounting growth of   network, interest, sacrifice and commitment   for the support of   writing, literary arts and poetry activism projects across continents. The Canada, Africa literary arts partnership is fast growing and is rekindling more collaborations and as such Word City monthly is flying fast and high. The pace of this revolutionary literary arts stable is mesmerizing as headed by literary arts revolutionary Canadian storyteller, writer and prolific editor Darcie Friesen Hossack working alongside Nancy Nweke, Sylvia Petter, Jane SpokenWord, Olga Stein, Lori D. Roadhouse Haney and of course Mbizo CHIRASHA. And  thus today we received an inspiring if not fascinating news from the Associate Editor and head of Word City  that Namaashoum is Ottawa’s first Persian program partners with WordCity Monthly Poets  in Canada to  feature their writings and spoken . Great news , its great building connections , bridges and networks . We are dipped in diversity, CREATIVITY and dexterity.

Namaashoum is Ottawa’s first Persian program. We cover a vast area of ​​topics, including poetry and lierature, community events, news, music, and more. We are proud to maintain our high standard of production in promoting Persian literature and music. We believe radio broadcasting is a serious matter and we are working very hard to serve our community.

We claim to be a non-political and non-religious radio program which means that, we are not affiliated with ANY political or religious group, although we respect different opinions. We however keep the right to air political news and events the way they are happening without any personal opinion or judgment.

Namashum is the first Persian language radio program to be broadcast in Ottawa to the people of Ottawa. We cover a wide range of topics such as literature, humor, music, Iranian community news, and more. We believe that radio work is a serious work and we try to do this important and heavy task in the service of the Persian-speaking community well.

Nashum is free from any political or religious affiliation in any way, but respects the opinions of others. At the same time, we believe that as a media, we have a duty to present the events of society and the world, although it may not be to the liking of the ruling regime, without personal comment. We believe that this 

WordCity Monthly, a global online journal dedicated to literaryactivism and promoting the written and spoken word. Word City exists under the umbrella of Mbizo’ Chirashas Time of the Poet Republic. WordCity has a stable of eight Contributing Editors, from seven countries in Africa, theUK, Eastern and Western Europe and North America.

Lately, WordCity Monthly, under the Umbrella of Time of the Poet Republic, is building bridges!, it’s connected with Namaashoum, a Persian radio program in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. There, Mansour Noorbakhsh, a WordCity poet, has taken on the role of producing literary segments that feature contemporary Canadian poets. Each of these poets reads from their own work, which is then translated into the beautiful Farsi language.This programming is a beautiful initiative, built on the same principles that we here at Time of the Poet Republic and Word City Monthly hold close to our hearts: diversity, understanding and relationship.

For this programming, Mansour approached WordCity and has since been filling up time slots with Canadian poets from its issues. So far, Managing Editor Darcie Friesen Hossack and Non-fiction Editor Olga Stein are joining Josephine LoRe, Kelly Kaur, Anne Sorbie, Chad Norman and Mar Fenech. Other Canadian poets are welcome to contact Darcie at dfh.editor.wordcity@gmail.com. At that time, please state that you agree to having your email address shared with Mr. Noorbakhsh.

Mansour Noorbakhsh writes poems and stories in both English and Farsi, his first language, and has published books, poems and articles in both languages. His book length poem; “In Search of Shared Wishes” is published in 2017. He tries to be a voice for freedom, human rights and environment in his writings.He is an Electrical Engineer, P.Eng. and lives with his wife, his daughter and his son in Toronto, Canada.

Darcie Friesen Hossack( Associate EDitor and WordCity Monthly Head Editor) is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LA Crete Public Library in Northern Alberta.Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightning), Darcie is now completing her first novel where, for a family with a Seventh-day Adventist father and a Mennonite mother, the End Times are just around the corner. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, an international award winning chef.

TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC CURATOR is Mbizo Chirasha is the Poet in Residence at the Fictional Café (International publishing and literary digital space). 2019 Sotambe Festival Live Literature Hub and Poetry Café Curator. 2019 African Fellow for the International Human Rights Art Festival( ihraf.org) , Essays Contributor to Monk Art and Soul Magazine in United Kingdom .Arts Features Writer at the International Cultural Weekly .His Profiles , Interview and Poems are featured on poesis.si ,in Slovenia. Founder and Chief Editor of WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. Founder and Curator of the Brave Voices Poetry Journal. Co-Editor of Street Voices Poetry triluangal collection( English , African Languages and Germany) intiated by Andreas Weiland in Germany. Poetry Contributor to AtunisPoetry.com in Belgium. African Contributor to DemerPress International Poetry Book Series in Netherlands. African Contributor to the World Poetry Almanac Poetry Series in Mongolia. His latest 2019 collection of experimental poetry A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT was released by Mwanaka Media and Publishing and is both in print, on Amazon.com and at is featured at African Books Collective. Mbizo Chirasha is the Originator of the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Campaign. Founder and Creative Director of Girl Child Talent Festival and GirlChildCreativity Project. 2003 Young Literary Arts Delegate to the Goteborg International Book Fair Sweden (SIDA AFRICAN PAVILION) .2009 Poet in Residence of the International Conference of African Culture and Development (ICACD) in Ghana.The Vice President of Poetsof the WORLD,poetasdelmundo.com ,African Region. Global Peace Chain Ambassador. 2009 Fellow to the inaugural UNESCO- Africa Photo- Novel Publishers and Writers Training in Tanzania. 2015 Artist in Residence of the Shunguna Mutitima International Film and Arts Festival in Livingstone, Zambia. A globally certified literary arts influencer, Writer in Residence and Recipient of the EU-Horn of Africa Defend Defenders Protection Fund Grant, Recipient of the Pen Deutschland Exiled Writer Grant. He is an Arts for Peace and Human Rights Catalyst, the Literary Arts Projects Curator, Poet, Writer, publicist is published in more 400 spaces in print and online
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