Awadifo Olga Kili is a highly gifted ,brave and resilient internationally recognized Ugandan poet and chronicler .The poetess is widely spreading her literary golden wings and while her verses are bold and they speak resilience .She wields her pen bravely , her life carving chisel as she responds to the plight of the girl child with the cuddle fist of a mother , fist of resistance . The roar of her voice reverberates the Nyiragongo mountains and trembles villages and hills beyond her motherland, Uganda. Tenacity is her DNA and her zeal to learn and to practice are natural human ingredients enriching and paving smoothly the paths of her writing career. She never had allowed her mind to doze in her journey to success and her bones to sleep in her quest for human liberation. We are proud to be associated with Poet and human rights activist like Awadifo Kili attaching her writing prowess to the plight of the girl-child community. Extraordinary. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC proudly exhibits the profile , the new book ECHOES OF WAILS and some poems of the resilient, creative, determined, talented and multi-gifted personality, a rising poet, prolific chronicler and a human rights lawyer in the making. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC supports diversity of ideas, cultures, dreams and races. We are proud to present AWADIFO OLGA KILI with her new poetry collection ECHOES OF WAILS in both English and French versions. Together We Rise- (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).
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.
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).
The aroma of her paradoxical verses is like the scent lingering the bread baking backyards. The lyrical sting smells of half cigars stubbed for yet another smoking joint to come. Devika Brendon masters the art of paradox , her poetry is the string of puffed smoke coiling off an intact cigarette stick to mingle with oxygen and dissolve into earthly wind but sometimes the smoke dies into squashed ash and is trembled upon by the same smoker after enjoying ,the aroma, the puff and the dance of smoke into the universe. Devika is a keen seer of life and the living, a brilliant chronicler, a thorough philosopher and a word economist, she tells medulla riveting stories through bold poetry lines. Paradox is the natural ingredient, while verbal economics concocted with reason and lyrical dexterity qualifies her poetry for a literary balanced diet. Paradox is the carbohydrate, metaphor is the protein, imagery is the Vitamin B12, Potassium is reason and verbal dexterity becomes Calcium. Readers are safe. Devika Brendon is an accomplished editor, literary arts project expert, renowned writer and a brilliant page poet. TIME OF THE REPUBLIC brings is rooted in bringing to its readers a diversity of ideas, real poetry, revolutionary artistry and literary consciousness. I implore our readers to take time grazing real poetry on the piece, ELECTION FEVER. Aluta Continua- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
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).
Acclaimed Translator and Artist MIROSLAVA PANAYOTOVA has since joined on global audience building strides with Bulgarian prolific poet and writer VIOLETA BONCHEVA . Panayotova have been translating poetry and writings of poets from across the globe and in this installment , she has adapted poems by another Poet BONCHEVA from Bulgarian into English in order to reach international readership . Both of them are prolific and artistic personalities and have published widely across genres.PANAYOTOVA-graduated from Plovdiv University, specialized in Bulgarian philology. She has have published poems, stories, tales, aphorisms, essays, criticisms, translations, articles and interviews in periodical and collections. Panayotovas poetry booksincludes: Nuances, 1994, God of the senses, 2005, Whisper of leaves, 2017, Green feeling, 2018; two books with stories: An end, and then a beginning, 2017, The path of love, 2018; two eBooks: Laws of communications /aphorisms/, 2018, Old things /poetry/, 2018. She an ardent a member of the Union of the Independent Bulgarian Writers and a member of the International Association of Independent Writers “Sodrujestvo”.VIOLETA BONCHEVA is the author of the following books:”Wet Etude”, poetry – published by “Izblik” 1990.”Mirror“, poetry – ed. Litforum, 1995 “Invited moment, poetry” – ed. Palmyra ”, 1998“History of the disease”, prose – ed. “Silver Lion”, 1998“There will be no farewell”, poetry – Kota Publishing House, 2005 The Big Sombrero, bilingual, for children – Palmira Publishing House, 2003VIOLETA BONCHEVA is the author of the following books:“Wet Etude”, poetry – published by“Izblik” 1990.“Mirror”, poetry – ed. Litforum, 1995 “Invited moment, poetry” – ed. Palmyra ”, 1998“History of the disease”, prose – ed. “Silver Lion”, 1998“There will be no farewell”, poetry – Kota Publishing House, 2005 The Big Sombrero, bilingual, for children – Palmira Publishing House, 2003 “In the navel of the moon”, poetry, bilingual – ed. Domino, 2007 “Contemporary Mexican playwrights”, collection, translation, electronic – ed. “Liternet.bg”, 2010. TIME OF POET REPUBLIC is rooted in the values of Diversity , Inclusivity and Creativity . We feature English poems by Writer VIOLETA BONCHEVA as translated by Poet , Artist and Translator MIROSLAVA PANAYOTAVA-( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
Her skull digging reflections turn mental tables upside down. She has discovered her on literary style like a gold mine- prosaic poetry. Stories tucked in her golden verses are told with the rhythmic precision of a sculptor and they are carved wittingly not for just for the pleasure of the reader but to usher positive … Continue reading Kenyan Writer Jerusha rises up to literary stardom armed with a revolutionary metaphor .
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.
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)