All Africa Poetry Symposium in Celebration of 100 Thousand Poets for Change 10-Year Anniversary


All Africa Poetry Symposium in Celebration of 100 Thousand Poets for Change 10 year Anniversary. You're welcome and we look forward to have a exciting , dynamic and vibrant Poetry Symposium ,where Africa speaks of itself through poetry .100 Thousand Poets for Change Movement was founded 10 years ago by Editors , Poets , internationally acclaimed Artists Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion to speak change , to speak truth against racial injustice , wars , poverty , corruption , demise of human rights and gagging of human freedoms through Literary arts activism and Social Change Arts . Participating Poets are from Seira Leone , Kenya , Nigeria , South Africa , Botswana, Zambia ,Egypt and Zimbabwe .The Poetry Fete is hosted by Acclaimed Poet , Distinguished literary arts scholar and internationally renowned Jerusalem based Poetry Michael Dickel. Mbizo Chirasha has worked tirelessly with the 100 Thousand Poets for change since ints inception , a decade ago through literary arts projects GirlChildCreativity Project and the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Campaign. This mega event will be stream-lived on several digital platforms. ALUTA CONTINUA-( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA-Resident Coordinator).

THE AFTERMATH – (August Edition)


The Brave Voices August Edition is such an amazing platform for young but resilient poetic griots , solemnly holding on to their faith and remain composed to face the AFTERMATHS with due diligence despite the hellholes of the COVID 19 pandemic. writings boldly articulates inspirational messages of hope and courage to adapt to the new normal .In this installment , ten poems were selected; the bigger number of poems is from the hosting country Botswana and the other six from Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda As the editor for this month I would love to thank all contributing poets who responded to this great call and give salutations to those who made it to the top 10 and encourage that we hold on together in these difficult times of the COVID19 menace as we face the realities and complexities of the new normal . As a poet I take it that poetry is a powerful medium to express our feelings with for attaining freedoms and that it is a formula to connect the mind, spirit, soul and other humanity realms. TOGETHER WE RISE-( Gorata Ntshwabi Brave Voices August Edition Guest Editor and Brave Voices Botswana Associate)

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.  

Otole your Verses rave the Mind like Afro-Jazz.


FRANCIS  OTOLE  is a  fast rising African Poetry  Voice. I call him the Poet of. His verses  raves the mind  and shells  the heart box like Afro-Jazz.And the rhythm is the soft rain sound of  the MBIRA- a thumb piano. The burden of truth carried in his poesy  is hefty , bone cracking and heavy to carry in our ever pain scalded souls. The simple -deep lyrics are classical, educative and entertaining . Here verbal dexterity is laced with with human  reason and  the preservative is dramatic humor. OTOLE writes  about life , humanity , spirituality  reverence and confessional poetry. FRANCIS OTOLE  is the Guest Editor  of the BRAVE VOICES POETRY JOURNAL June edition. 

PRINCESS OF AFRICAN POETRY’s DANCE OF DAWN


MIOMBO REVIEW   - DANCE OF DAWN, a scintillating collection of poetry by a Nigerian Abuja born, rising African poetry princes STAR OKPEH is an African story is packed in a sardined style , the maturity of the metaphor is stunning and it ripples the readers blood like a rushed gust of wind .Okpeh’s diction is economized … Continue reading PRINCESS OF AFRICAN POETRY’s DANCE OF DAWN