Acclaimed African Storyteller Masimba Musodza revolutionizes the Art of Short Story.


Reading  Masimba Musodza  is equivalent   to my usual enjoyment  of  a  sumptuous dish  of African mushroom wood-fire cooked  by a willing mother  , a delicacy .   The  sequencing  of  the  story HERE BE CANNIBALS  is  highly captivating and was  diligently woven ,  suspense is the chief ingredient , dialogue  is the nourishing salt  and the dish is summed up  by mounting tension,    and tragedy becomes our full course meal, our  story   . While dialogue within  is profoundly intriguing  ,as   it firmly  unlocks  the mood of our story , hence  depicting morality  and pacing  our story  forward. CRAFTY.  HERE BE CANNIBALS  exposes to utter nudity the  evil , cantankerous and devilish   shenanigans of ruthless  political demigods and cruel- hearted warlords  as they incessantly plant  wars  through their  greedy , dictatorial  and insatiable quest bloodletting ,devilish super-power posturing  and unrepentant crude -habit of  grabbing natural wealth  of both military week  and politically fragile countries. It  depicts the demise of peace at doorsteps  and death of human freedoms as guns smash lives to pulp and wars burn our earth to ashes,   due to careless  perpetuation by back door political  charlatans and uncivilized zealots  always bent  on polishing the   devilish  egos of warlords with unwarranted filthy praise .Legendary Masimba Musodza is an extraordinary chronicler of events  through the art of   storytelling . TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC proudly presents a  distinguished African Zimbabwean Author , a master of speculative fiction  and super -storyteller  Masimba Musodza-( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).

Legendary Poet Richard Modiano, Your Poetry is baptism to our Wretched Earth groaning under the hard grit of Paradox.


 Legendary Writer and renowned Poetry Artist Richard Modiano, your poetry sizzles with the richness of ripe grapefruit growing out from the vast fertile lands around the great river Gariep. The incessant dance -inciting beat throbbing from your rhythmic verses is like ritual song passionately sung by motherly angels from the inner depth of San Fernando Valleys. The realities and complexities of living trends in human society as presented in your poetry set is a correct signal of how you as a doyen of truth speaks spiking truth against wrong revolutions and   warped mentality. Your literary consciousness awakens us from the deep slumber of wrong life terrains and teaches us to walk so righteously. Your submission is a poetic baptism of our wretched earth gripped by the hard grit of paradox. Your head pricking spiking truth is revolutionary. And your loyalty to the poetry kindred is unmatchable. In this your prolific set of your poems have dedicated to another great wordsmith Rob Plath and acclaimed Writer Danny Baker. Wonderful. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC People are seized with great pride and are fervently tickling with profound joy that you agreed to be featured and profiled on this our up and rising digital Writers Centre. We are proud to publish great poetry and the rich profile of multi-gifted, award winning, internationally acclaimed, distinguished Artist and Legendary Poet Richard Modiano. Together We Rise- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).

Time of the Legend with Zimbabwean Cultural Arts Doyen,Cuthbert Maziwa.


The name Cuthbert Maziwa whistles clearly and ululates loudly in most Zimbabwean artists ears. Maziwa is a renowned a multi genre Zimbabwean musician, artist and singer, an acclaimed guitar stringer, accomplished arts administrator and a veteran Arts and Culture Festival Curator. He is an expert in creating, developing and curating arts ideas into living creative testimonies. The legend has been at helm of the National Arts of Zimbabwe an arts regulatory  body in Zimbabwe , at  the epicenter of turning around the Murehwa Arts Culture Centre, a UNESCO recognized and internationally renowned arts and cultural heritage hub in Zimbabwe famed of its decorated cultural dances , on top of them all being Jerusarema mbende also UNESCO certified. For years Legendary Maziwa has been coordinating and curating the Mashonaland East Cultural Arts Festival concurrently with Jerusarema Mbende Festival. AMAZING. Maziwa is famed   of founding the globally profiled music arts organization, Music Crossroads that has been now turned into a full music and arts school. The prolific Maziwa is unstoppable. His fervent passion for arts is remarkable. His footprints are undeletable. He was part of legends who realized the need to award dancing troupes and young traditional musicians usually sidelined to the peripheral edges of arts opportunities, so they initiated Chibuku Neshamwari Arts Festival and that awarding festival has created a lot of promising talent and has created livelihoods for many artists and their families. Currently Cuthbert Maziwa is Executive Director National   Training and Conference of Arts in Zimbabwe, NATCAZ, a non-governmental organization platform which is aimed and dedicated to the growth of arts and cultural industries in Zimbabwe. TIME OF THE LEGEND is overjoyed to feature a doyen of Zimbabwean music, veteran of cultural arts practice, a well-travelled cultural programs administrator   and a multi- gifted arts festivals curator Cuthbert Maziwa.

Poet Antonia Alexandra Klimenko, your DNA is Dexterity carved on the marrow plaque of Prowess.


Your verses are sickle spikes of truth, their marrow is satire and their bone are metaphor. The DNA is dexterity carved on the plaque of literary prowess. The skull spanking lines profoundly sparkle like porcupine barbs from the resilient glint of sun rays. Antonia, your poems bury rags of misery, red- eyes of nostalgia, pricking thorns of quandary and grinding stones of grief in deep belly pit emotional parody and mind tilting word play comics. Poet Antonia Alexandra Klimenko uses the lyrical vintage and verbal bravado to speak history, death, loss, identity, pain and belonging. Her philosophical verses are socially, spiritually and politically fulfilling. Her poesy is original, confessional and is born out of a labyrinth of highly psychic charged thought processes. Another unique nutrient in your writing is our hybrid, they have symptoms of spoken word and page poetry. The depth in meaning and flexibility of reason qualifies the poems to be adapted into bestselling short films, cinematographic. Reading Antonia Alexandra Klimenko is a lifetime achievement, you get fulfilled with the art-tainment within and infotainment abound, you might beat an African djembe for ritual poetry dance. Antonia Alexandra Klimenko is a multi award winning spoken word artist and an international acclaimed page poet. She is the current Poet/ Writer in Residence of Spoken Word Paris , an illustrious poetry reading and performance organization in Paris, France. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is wholesomely proud to publish Antonia Alexandra Klimenko, our first legendary poetry artist from France to grace our TIME OF THE REPUBLIC space. We continue to promote a diversity of ideas, tolerance, creativity, inclusivity and exclusivity. ALUTA CONTINUA- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)

Protest Poet Haile Saize speaks revolution.


Literary combatant Sydney Haile Saize decries social and political decadence pruning citizens into raggedness and moral nudity.  He vehemently protests against wanton human rights abuse, the cruel hand of dictatorship and fist of violence thrashing freedom of expression and freedom after expression to pulp. Saize wields his spiked ink- gun to liberate his tyranny-stricken people from the hard grip of charlatanry, heavy dose of cheap propaganda beverage, from the heavy smashes of violent sloganeering. He speaks porcupine quill truth to the state system grinding human consciences under the wheels of political expediency.  Revolutionary poet is a victim of dictatorial shenanigans by the unrepentant regime of his country of birth and xenophobia menace in the land of rainbows. Sydney Haile Saize is an unwavering literary combatant and has contributed  countless poetry missiles  at  Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Campaign / Brave Voices Poetry Journal since 2017.  AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN celebrates freedom of expression and revolutionary consciousness through protest verse with veteran page Poet and   liberation griot South African based Zimbabwean born Sydney Haile Saize. Aluta Continua- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).

Writer Jambiya Kai pens a hybrid mix that rattles the marrow and bone of die-hard dictators and lords of war.


Powerful writer and essayist pen a rhythmic spirited    hybrid mix of mind boggling verse and a soul touching story of unwarranted butchery, demise, pain, loneliness and   a sudden -death caused grief in a world that is vastly wretched by bloody crimes, goriness, hate, carelessness, banditry, terrorism, greed and widespread disrespect of lives. I stand with this powerful message, this strong message must rattle the hate hardened marrow and bone of die-hard dictators, lords of war and terrorist groupings disguising to be architects of democracy and repentant peaceniks.  We stand right now amidst xenophobia perpetuated cemeteries, racism marked graves and a whole lot of savagery and barbarism. This strong literary message by a Poet, Lyricist, Peace maker and story teller in Jambiya Kai requires leadership from America to Africa to do a cross check on how they have plundered lives, the hope and promise of a great united world. Let’s repent. Thank you great story teller Jambiya KAI for penning this bold and vigorous hybrid mix.  We  are proud  this  powerful and well writ message . We pay tribute to talent , truth  and  a diversity  of ideas. ALUTA CONTINUA-( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).

Rokiah Hashim,Your Poetry carry with it that natural Verve of boldness.


ROKIAH HASHIM spews   hard to swallow truth to power to unrepentant warlords and, architects of decadence, demagogues of violence. Her rib- pricking verses are scythe spikes rattling consciences of supremacists wielding iron muscle to humanity. Her satiric hymns jabs into the pseudo-revolutionary evil-hardened flesh of war bandits butchering the earth day and night.  HASHIMs  defiant pen the spit of promise and that raw verve of boldness.  Her poetry is revolutionary, it is blessed with simplicity, verbal dexterity and lyrical prowess. ROKIAH HASHIM enjoys a long-lasting writing activism career, A Malaysian Poet Writer and Human Rights living in exile and always in search of human purity, justice and peace. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is proud to feature on its digital mats the Iconic Poet, Prolific Writer and Distinguished Human Rights Defender ROKIAH HASHIM – (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)

Kenyan Poet Ndeke and Botswana Griot Ntshwabi are August Guest Editors.


The WOMAWORDS   and BRAVE VOICES June Edition are marked with success, diversity and the exclusivity.  The Guest Editors that included G Jamie Dedes, the WOMAWORDS Poet Laureate and Francis Otole, the Brave Voices Associate in Nigeria did a sterling job, the submissions turnover was superb and the selections were excellent. Salutations to the pen-slingers, wordsmith and great poets who took their time to submit to these great editions in June 2020. Your contributions are marked in the book of poetic life. We thank you profoundly. We take   opportunity to introduce new in coming GUEST EDITORS of both BRAVE VOICES AND WOMAWORDS Journals.  

Prolific WordSmith Faleeha Hassan Bone and Marrow splitting Verse


Like any other country, Iraq is another country known of its own unending warring wars and head splitting series of politically motivated banditry and massacres. Every country on this beautiful but now wretched earth suffer its own traumas. Iraq is one country that have seen the hand of war burning fathers’ hope and mothers’ wombs to death in broad day light, like in Africa’s Sudan, Congo and Somalia. Iraq’s have been on the run-in their hushed hunt for peace, fervent search for freedom, in their quest for calm settlement. Faleeha Hassan is an Iraq poet now living in United States of America. She chronicles war poetry and her emotional but diligently carved versifications re-awaken and evokes the reader to watch her homeland through the mirror of her satire and peep unmarked graves long lost lives and through broken windows of allusion and imagery. Despite her tough experiences of growing in life pounding war-times, watching reality films of death and heart-rending wails of dying humanity. Accomplished HASSAN packages her depressions, suffering, traumas and expectations inside the marrow and bone of poetic verses. Her poems are succulent with ripe meaning and the verses dangle with insidious ,belly pit emotion .She snort metaphor to the walls of her country emblazoned with war graffiti .Beloved reader , I would like you to take your couch to a silent secluded corner , read attentively and listen carefully to this song of memory flowing from the revered pen of this great Word Slinger . TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC editors are sincerely gratified and profoundly honored to feature an Accomplished Author of twenty-four collections, Prolific Poet, Accomplished Scholar and Writer of greater distinction, FALEEHA HASSAN- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)

Time of the Activist with Legendary Girl Child Rights Expert ,Akenia T Chifamba.


Our Special  Profile  Feature of the Week .The name  EKENIA T.CHIFAMBA  is a name that somewhat rattles the bone and marrow  of unrepentant , evil and dare-daring barbarians perpetuating sexual violence and emotional  abuse onto the lives of innocent and vulnerable  young women  and girls in both rural and urban settings.  In realizing the plight of the GIRLCHILD  in all sectors of life , political , social , moral and economical. The resilient Ekenia Chifamba established  SHAMWARI YEMWANASIKANA organization .True to it ,the  girlchild rights Maestro Chifamba is  blessing  and heartily friend of the GIRLCHILD in Zimbabwe , Africa and Abroad . For the past tiring  six years , she has relentlessly exposed  rape cases across the country, weeded out evil off our vulnerable communities .Chifamba embraced vulnerable/abused  young girls and rehabilitated their emotions and consciences into lives worth living .  A lot of  community interventions are being done in Zimbabwes various  settings of the country  to heal girls  from  emotional hate and  moral decadence perpetuated by crude cruel  killers of innocence .  Since the resumption of her organization ,  Chifamba has been received  with mixed feelings and contempt  by a society use  political and pseudo cultural vintage in covering up sin and vile for so many years . That did deter her to stop  effecting  her CALLING positively in touching the souls of weak  and the traumatized . Young women and girls’ deplorable plight was savagely neglected .Ekenia Chifamba became  the answer to  a lot of unanswered questions and has ridden on the impossible,  defying  all odds and  human obstacles to relieve  the girlchild from the bondage of retrogression and unchain them  from the yoke of sexual oppression , stigma, discrimination and emotional shattering .  SHAMWARI YEMWANASIKANA  promotes dialogue  among victims  , they promote education on girlchild rights  in rural villages  and down trodden settings, entrepreurship projects , arts and  other sustainable projects. Despite a myriad of  negative challenges , SHAMWARI YEMWANASIKANA has its own great success stories  .Currently ,they are  constructing a Girl Child Rehabilitation and Empowerment One Stop Centre . Alas ,the negating winds of the virulent , savaging , cantankerous COVID – 19 affected the completion of this great  habitat , sooner or later the Centre will be launched. To honor   her resilience , the immense contribution to vulnerable girls , victims of abuse and their communities , I have decided to  feature the profiles and activities  of SHAMWARI YEMWANASIKANA Organization and  its Founder /Executive Director Madame  Ekenia T.Chifamba. Chifamba is an Award winning girlchild rights activist ,Philanthropist,  Outstanding  global girlchild Projects leader  with a long , practical , active and reputable resume in  field of girlchild rights and other areas of human development. This  Feature Profile and Interview will be featured in AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN , WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS , TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC ,WORLDPULSE as a Special Journal .In my  closing of  this long but deserving blurb, I want to  heartily  say to  Madame Ekenia T.Chifamba thank you profoundly  for lighting the lanterns of peace ,for raising the flag of freedom and for speaking on behalf of the VULNERABLE and the VOICELESS.