Black South Africans have a lot of stories to tell and to write.Their stories are heart rending,nerve wrecking, thought provoking,memorable and timeless.People in black townships have suffered a great deal and has experienced several traumas that include discrimination , rape , violence , educational poverty , material poverty , hunger and displacements .These people have been also at the receiving hand of political propaganda , oppressive apartheid era regime, zealotry, expediency and corruption . They have become pawns pimped by preceding regimes of black and white leadership. Black township communities have many stories for their people. These stories remain both knowledge libraries and literary heritage for generations . The book is the best place where stories,experiences, challenges and solutions should be placed in.
With its wealth and years of content on Time of the Poet Republic, this site is currently at capacity, and no further images or audio files can be added without a business upgrade by the site owner. WordCity Literary Journal, which has made its home here for the past eight months, has therefore expanded into … Continue reading WordCity Literary Journal Expands into its Second Home!
Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it. -Gustave Flaubert Like the spring wildflowers (which are still a month away where I live), this spring edition of WordCity is bursting with colour. One of the living things now making its way into … Continue reading WordCity Monthly. April 2021. Issue8
Miniaturesby Günther KaipTranslated by Hillary Keel Take The Feather from The Ox Take the feather from the ox to stroke the crescent moon in your lap. Try not to tickle it as things are imaginably bad : rocks break off from the mountains and fill up the valleys, trees die off and the rivers drown … Continue reading Miniatures by Günther Kaip. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8
Triple Decker Chapter 31 - Jason’s Funeral The first limousine held Peggy, her parents Patrick and Bridget, her surviving son Sean, her niece Jess, and her brother the priest Desmond. The rest of the family were in the second. Friends, neighbors and the press followed. The cars, their headlights lit, crawled through the cemetery gates. … Continue reading Triple Decker, by D-L Nelson. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8
In this month’s podcast we introduce you to Australian author Sylvia Petter. "More of a sharer than a teacher" she writes short, long, serious, sexy and fun. Her stories, poetry, articles, and book reviews appear online, in magazines and anthologies, at Ether Books and on her blog website. ~ Jane Spokenword Sylvia Petter in Conversation … Continue reading Sylvia Petter in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8
WRITING ADVICE – BECOME WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE OF THE BEAUTIFUL AND UNUSUAL Inspired by Jean Atkin’s unusual use of place in her work I thought this month I would turn to the concept of Writer-in-Residence and see how that can help to freshen up our own writing. A residency is like being a Laureate for a particular … Continue reading Writing Advice with Sue Burge. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8
JEAN ATKIN - THE UNCHAINED POET This month I’m very excited to catch up (at a run!) with Jean Atkin, a poet I’ve always admired for her energy, optimism and unique way of looking at the world. For Jean, writing is not about sitting at a desk, it’s about engagement with the external environment in … Continue reading Writing News with Sue Burge. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8
Adventures of another gringo who wanted to be a shaman I was going to do a Q/A with Nathan Horowitz on his writing, but then I saw that everything I wanted to know was all there on his website at https://nathandhorowitz.com I first met Nathan in Vienna at the open mic sessions at Café Kafka … Continue reading Adventures of another gringo who wanted to be a shaman, an interview with Nathan Horowitz, by Sylvia Petter. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8
I remember the Seders at the home of my uncle Jack and Aunt Joy in Brantford, Ontario when I was a child. My aunt made a lineup of gravity-defying sponge cakes, lined up like trophies on cake plates. Their dining room was set with a pressed white cloth, fine china, and crystal wine glasses. I … Continue reading Passover essay, by Lesley Simpson. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8
Passover Story, Part Two: Escape From New York We pick up in medias res, which, for those who don’t know their Aristotle, means in the middle of the action. It was an unholy hour, around 5AM, and not a ray of sunshine was yet in sight. All the Jewish people of the Upper West Side … Continue reading Passover Story, Part Two: Escape From New York, by Jacob D. Stein. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8