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).

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.  

Reading Chirikure Chirikure, Iconic Zimbabwean Poetry Arts Curator


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).

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BRAVE VOICES POETRY JOURNAL 57: AND NOW THE POETS SPEAK (Remaking the Zimbabwean Nation )


      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 )

THE AFRICAN GRIOT IN OKLAHOMA is JAMES COBURN.


  MIOMBO  BLURB -JAMES COBURN After chewing your verses. I found your poetry African in its rhythm and taste. Maybe you can start tracing your roots to African meadows, Nyiragongo Mountains, Nyamulagra valleys and the Rift Valley. Maybe you are a descendant of Black African genealogy tanned to English or American white by the ash … Continue reading THE AFRICAN GRIOT IN OKLAHOMA is JAMES COBURN.

Brave Voices Poetry Journal 55:BLOOD LETTERS TO BIYA (CAMEROON IS ALSO OUR COUNTRY).


  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).