Its great meeting you FRANNIE THORBURN -POLO and your view on connecting ideas are collaborating for African and Global Cultures is amazing. I greatly appreciate your scope and perspective as to your Weaving Cultural Trails project. As It embodies retracing roots, traditions, and historical African Anthropology. Searching for a cultural and moral identity through creative ways.It’s a creative spiritual journey to unity, to beauty and to freedom. Your Weaving Cultural Trails message is pregnant with meaning and reason . REVOLUTIONARY. Such a great idea reveals your positive character and ingredients of peace within you as a person. Powerful Traits. I am overjoyed to converse with prowess and to profile you Frannie Thorburn -Polo and your legendary project- Weaving Cultural Trails. ( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
Mother Africa survived the trauma of clanging chains of captivity during SLAVE TRADE , shackles of colonialism and winced from beatings of hard bolt nut clenched fists of apartheid. Children and grandchildren of Mother Africa watched helplessly her sorrowful dance to the acoustics of sufferance. Still , Africa remain resilient against beauty - smashing punches from kindred’s of neo-colonialism : global village, digital revolution and consumerism .Mama Africa’s groin is ripped apart by her triplets totalitarian regimes, economic malaise and moral decadence. Today Mother Africa of pyramids , Africa of Nefertiti , Africa of Lumumba , Africa of Mandela ,Africa of Kambarage , Africa of Lithium , Africa of diamond and Africa of uranium wallow in murky waters of poverty ,chronic civil wars and deadly epidemics .Young and established poets contributing to this Brave Voices Poetry Journal 65 Edition, AFRICA IS A POETRY REPUBLIC dipped pen tongues into dimples and crevices of our Mother Africa . The poetic tongues then spat their snort of satire and the saliva of paradox onto our mental inboxes. Tonight, we are pilgrims to the poetry gods and goddesses, we trudge through shrines of metaphor, altars of irony, mountains of hyperbole and forests of rhythm until we reach to the zenith of the POETRY REPUBLIC-Africa .( Editor of Brave Voices Poetry Journal).
It is highly inspiring that as much as Ihraf is an arts community , Its year packed activities and programs are soundly driven by has an efficient governance and a proactive leadership system , driving the Ihraf train to the intended destiny of prowess . Thus all artistic events, productions and publications are well coordinated and well organized. … Continue reading CAPTAINS OF THE IHRAF TITANIC(A special blog)
IHRAF :The International Human Rights Art Festival was founded by a multi-coined creative personality , Playwright , Author and Visual Artist TOM BLOCK in 2010, as the Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival in Silver Spring, MD.The festival is rapidly growing into a global arts , human rights and people oriented community organizing series of … Continue reading IHRAF(ihraf.org) is A PEOPLE AND ARTS REPUBLIC!!!
CHRISPAH MUNYORO is a seasoned Zimbabwean page poet. Her verses are pregnant with crudity and truth. Her satire is heart stabbing. Munyoro writes mature and bold metaphors and her imagery knows no sacred cows. Chrispah’s poetry bleed originality, stomach pit passion and mind raving rhythm. You might want to jive and nod your boggled … Continue reading CHRISPAH MUNYORO,HIGH RISING ZIMBABWEAN PAGE POET.
Writer ,Publisher, Poet and Professor NAGASUSEELA PANCHUMARTHI is a distinguished Scholar and Internationally publisher of note. She is the Co-Editor of JKC Guntur College World Poetry in English series . The professor and her partner Dir. Gopichand Paruchuri who also manages the Guntur International Poetry Festival fished out my performance poetry and flashed it to … Continue reading NAGASUSEELA PANCHUMARTHI IS INDIA’S VOICE OF LITERATURES.
Despite his tender age, TINOTENDA WILSON WAISON’s verses are mature and solid .His lines are head thumping and heart knocking. His pen vomits protest and the snort is truth. The poet chronicles heart rending experiences of his poverty shackled town of Chitungwiza, enduring the burden of disease and violence every single day God. The young poet decided … Continue reading TINOTENDA WILSON WAISON, ZIMBABWE’S HIGH RISING PEN SLINGER.
SHARON TSHIPA is a versatile and unique writer, poet and chronicler. She brilliantly tells stories and vividly portray critical situations through poetry .Her verses are pregnant with rhythm and heavy with memories. Her lines cry, sing, speak, dance, shout and hope. She is one among Botswana’s dream of literary prowess .Her passion for women , … Continue reading SHARON TSHIPA IS BOTSWANA’S LITERARY ARTS DIPLOMAT.
MIOMBO- Her verses are triple arrowed and double sharpened. Her poems are like swords slicing the flesh of Satan. She pen vomits lyrical exuberance, while the ink flow connotations waxed with verbal dexterity. She is a griot of the black Island of Jamaica. The haven of black lyrics and heart torching reggae metaphor. Metaphors of … Continue reading ANTONIA VALAIRE JAMAICA ‘S TRAILBLAZING POETESS.
SHOE STRINGS: Victoria Falls‘s hub of tourist hospitality by Mbizo Chirasha, It boasts of a rich cultural and racial mix all enthralled by contemporary /traditional musical beats that resonate with the rhythm of black and white human mass that characterize revelers and travellers pouring every day and night into this tourist haven jiving to the … Continue reading SHOE STRINGS: Victoria Falls‘s hub of tourist hospitality by Mbizo Chirasha,