Samuella Conteh is a highly spirited literary voice in Africa . She is a well-polished gem and creative representative of her great land of Sierra-Leone. Conteh has grown from being a human rights activist into a globally respected and powerful literary voice. She has taken activism, truth and advocacy onto the page for purposes of freeing humanity through the word. And as you know in the beginning was the word. Amazingly, the Conteh is both a spoken -word artist and a page poet. Her writings are dipped in misery, dishonesty , betrayals ,negating personal experiences .Her versifications are mirrors exposing hypocrisy , life realities and complexities and hardships humanity face in the daily lives .The griot in her sanitizes the corrupt –ridden earth with truth. Most of her writings boldly voice for human freedoms, human rights, social justice and freedom of expression. The earth – shaking rhythm, the lyrical prowess and reason are a testimony of her literary greatness. Prolific is her first name, dexterity is her identity and truth is her surname. Conteh is a widely published and multi-award-winning author. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is dipped in diversity of ideas, dialogue among civilizations, togetherness, networking and connectivity among communities. We are grateful to exhibit the extraordinaire talent in the person of high ranking human rights activist, acclaimed poet and distinguished literary arts curator, SAMUELLAH CONTEH – (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
Tales of a Pen Lord is simply a complex journey through the vast experiences of the labyrinth called Life.It is an exquisite lens that delves deep into the tapestry
of life and all that constitutes it.It is a rare fabric of many colors aptly twined and entwined by the sturdy quill of a brilliant Word Smith.It's a powerful concoction sweetly brewed in a poetic kitchen and graciously touches on all themes ; ranging from love to suicide. It is a swing of fate swinging like a pendulum unveiling all matters that affect man as an individual and man as a strand in the web of mankind and it is a great pointer,outlining contours that guard and guide humanity.It is a timely gift to humanity,poured out from the cores of a passionate writer's heart.
Tales of a Pen Lord is indeed a must read for it has all the savory ingredients to make any reader salivate, feed and feast upon.It is a good Paradigm exhibiting the abilities and potentials of Poets of the new Era-( Blurb by Benedixio Moore Khoti).
Performance Poet Nicole Peyrafitte your dub verse is mind raving and lyrical gymnastics are scintillates lowly spirited readers to resurrect themselves to activity. Your poetry heaves with heart throbbing rhythm, that of a dense canopy of papaya tree dancing on the passing wind and as well dangling with ripe yellow ready to be give us Vitamin C. Your art is mature and provokes the world to rise and see dots of darkness in the sun as such to realize patches of dirty on the undergarments of the moon .Your philosophy concocted imagery raves and cracks our mental boxes, like how stray tendrils of marijuana smoke spirals into the nostrils of a saint, a nonsmoker and wrecks his brains to speak to himself or herself. Mind boggling. Thus, the power of your voice is extraordinary. You are multi- talented , you juggle from philosophy into protest into resistance as you spew hard protest vitriol into the deadly , death itching eyes of heartless dare- murderers who killed and surrendered Georges Floyd s life onto the devil in cold blood .The poem about the painful death George Floyd is a hymn sizzling with grief and heart-wrecking pain .You are a humanitarian poet ,you hold revolutionary shield ,your poetic license and scythe of truth , your imagery to defend peace and freedoms that are subjected to bloodletting cruelty and life demising violence . And this has since plunged our earth, our world into a golgotha of death. Your resistance message is not only for the hushed murderers of George Floyd, it is a revolutionary signal to all those who thrive on spilling human blood for purposes of power, barbarism, revenge, savagery and retrogression. Lastly, your action-packed performance poetry video reflects the amount of energy and the emotion in it carries the extent of seriousness of matters being addressed by the showcase. Nicole Peyrafitte you are poet par excellence, an extraordinary voice to come out the world. Your hybrid mix of both page poetry, spoken word poetry, French and English language versions is a symptom of diversity of talents, cultural tolerance and inclusivity. POWERFUL. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC prides in profiling excellence, prowess, creativity and diversity of ideas- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
It is bravery, deep belly- pit emotional recollection, real creative wit and spiritual consciousness that makes Gail Newman a distinguished poet. Newman is a chronicler of lives survived under the rough spike of war; lives lived under the cruel hard knuckle of death. Her poetry is succulent with hard truth. The verses tremble with confessional vibe. Reason within the marrow of each verse is heart blazing and the emotional carried within is blood chilling. Gail Newman is an extraordinary poet, a merchant of truth and a survivor of the most vicious holocaust. Her poetry speaks to the bones of causalities of the deadly holocaust, to the spirits of her people roaming in the cemeteries, her poetry speaks to the soil of her motherland, the soil today that heave with grief of her sisters and brothers burnt to cinder by the devilish fires of darkness. Legendary literary combatant Newman chronicles heart rending memories and soul pricking poetic hymns in her latest poetry collection Blood Memory. The TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is profoundly registering gratitude to the prolific Poet, Acclaimed Writer and Accomplished chronicler Gail Newman- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
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).
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.
CHIRIKURE is our national signature of professional performance poetry and the genesis of Zimbabwean spoken -word art. A widely published poet and well-traveled literary arts culture ambassador. And has graced artistic podiums at reputable book and global literature festivals in Berlin Germany, Rotterdam Netherlands, Norway, Medellin Poetry Festival and Poetry Africa an annual international poetry fete in South Africa. Prolific Curator and Live Literature Producer Chirikure founded Lit fest Harare in 2015 and the festival tops the arts calendar every year, promoting creative writing scholarship and literary arts culture exchanges among other great successes. Lit fest Harare has attracted a great number of international voices since its inception. Chirikure successfully curated the HIVOS sponsored HIFA Poetry Café for more than five years in Harare. The legendary poet in him speaks satire to his corruption smashed audience, while the literary combatant in him spells protest to gluttonous fat cats and imbecilic charlatans bleeding our nations dry. Chirikure is an honorary member of the International Writers Program at IOWA and a UNESCO-RILA Affiliate Artist at University of Glasgow. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is excited to feature poetic prowess and creative reverence in the person of legendary writer and internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean poetry Artist Chirikure Chirikure- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
A golden African Poet. The verve is brave, the poetic heave is bold, the rhythm is dance-able, suspense is abundant, word economy is the insignia of her art of poesy. The wonder spirit in her verses is haunting. The miracle in her WORD is astounding. MUNIRA HUSSEIN is a well-read poet and widely published … Continue reading Munira Hussein,a Golden African Poet.
AND NOW THE POETS SPEAK :CORRUPTION Syphilitic gangrene, clutching the hard iron phalluses of the state with a grip. Cartel is scandalous cousin of corruption. A newly coined media lingo revealing the stink of underhand cabalistic dealings in the heave of darkness. Scandal corruption’s obedient eunuch. Extortion corruption’s enslaved maidservant. Cartels self-enriching … Continue reading BRAVE VOICES POETRY JOURNAL 57: AND NOW THE POETS SPEAK (Remaking the Zimbabwean Nation )
BLOOD LETTERS TO BIYA (CAMEROON IS ALSO OUR COUNTRY) : See puppets moaning out loud under the oppressionalitic burden of uncondomized, rough, rush ridden iron steel imperialistic phalluses. Slicing apart the sacredness and virginity of this earth .Painting the moon red with fresh blood. Sacred land wounded by riffle gongs, bullet shreds and shrieks of … Continue reading Brave Voices Poetry Journal 55:BLOOD LETTERS TO BIYA (CAMEROON IS ALSO OUR COUNTRY).