Rwandan Poet and youth activist, Akimana Divine writes bold verses that speak to all young people of her nation and beyond. She exposes moral decadence and other vices that corrupt the lives and dignity of her generation. Her poetic hymns are original, genuine and emanate from inner depth pit of herself. The heart-seizing passion, the mind raving rhythm and abundant reason illustrate her love of her people and her respect to the dignity of humanity. She writes this poetry volume with the voice of a teenager, despite her being of an old, thus the collection projects her life experiences, memories and tragedies she encountered during her teenage years. Divine's SCARS THAT SHAPE US is a testimony that she is a true voice of the youth, the voiceless, the abused, the poor and the vulnerable. This poetry collection is a story that carries voices of young African people and a voice representing those suffering in the dungeons of poverty, locked in chains of deliquesces and imprisoned behind the high walls of decadence. It is prose –poetry collection of an up and coming poet. She carries the promise of Rwanda, Africa and the globe. She is a wonderful daughter of Africa using her poetry voice to speak the truth, child rights, youth freedoms, disease, evils, delinquency and more.
Kalpna Singh-Chitnis , Your poetry is a refined discord of nostalgia, a collage of warped dreams suffering from racial disparity and cultural torment. Your versifications are teeth gritting plea and heart-rending yearn of a migrant with her spirits dipped in soul draining loneliness, heart-pricking isolation and mind-tilting exclusion. A voice . A wonderful and powerful voice crying out loud to be heard by all climes and also by those within. Your poetry pricks , raves and rattles the heart of the reader. Your usual/actual audience are communities that experienced /experiencing the pain of migration , pangs of refuge-living , grinding lifestyles of exiles ,politically induced migrations , the plight economic exiles, victims of xenophobia and those racially/culturally whipped by winds of discrimination and whirlwinds of social exclusion. Your linguistic presentation is marked by verbal simplicity and as well decorated with depth in meaning . The rhythm is engaging and the reason is involving .You are a poetic voice qualified to be read , heard and learnt. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC remains persistent, resilient and prolific in archiving , featuring and publishing extraordinary voices in the name of Kalpna Singh-Chitnis
Laureate Gloria Mindock is a multi-faceted writer ,prolific poet , award -winning author ,literary arts activism curator and a highly rated accolade- worth-some more literary arts publisher. Her publishing stable , CervenaBarva Press is globally ranked and internationally acclaimed . Her literary genius and publishing excellence has so far birthed great authors and unmatched literary voices. Her poets and writers have wholesomely won global golden-rimmed literary awards and platinum -matched poetry prizes( home and abroad). Her poetry catalogue is nerve- touching and mind-thrilling. Her book publishing gig is amazingly mesmerizing . Her resilient spirit remains steadfast and undefeated .In 2020 alone , this book publishing legend published 20 books by different writers /authors and poets from across the world. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC prides itself for featuring a doyen of reading culture promotion , a globally celebrated publisher, a writer par-excellence and a poet extraordinaire Gloria Mindock and we are grateful once again to archive , feature and publish your wonderful voice unto our digital cave walls .Blessings.( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).