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).
Iconic story-telling Artist Rosella Laeng presents an intriguing cinematographic collage wittingly touching complexities and realities of life. The vivid interrogation of death, depiction of identity crisis, realities of womanist-feminist lifestyles, projection of political imbalances and racial inequalities within the American terrain and most probably the entire world. The films carry within them traces of comedy, dents of tragedy, glints of faded of promise and harsh realities on matters of identity. Rosella Laeng is a prolific storyteller, short film writer, documentary producer and social media expert currently plying her trade expertise with Pulp_pit Magazine in United States of America. We are featuring a set of three short films namely, Puppets, Jenny Carolin, Egg Donor Artist and La Reina Del Grito. We are proud to present our first film profile here on TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC with Acclaimed Social Media Expert, Distinguished filmmaker and prolific storyteller Rosella Laeng- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
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).
JAMES COBURN ’s free style verses are pregnant with reason , emotion and mesmerizing rhythm . Coburn is a day by day poet serializing human experiences and earthly happenings with a willing pen. His diction is creatively economized, while the expression is satirically delicious, meaning is creamed with metaphoric opulence and reason is dipped in paradox. The Imagery is beautiful and proudly portrays signals and symbols with that astonishing poetic exuberance. The delivery is organic, original like a fertile womb yet to be born. EXLUSIVE! The poet in Coburn is a griot of his land and a singer for his people. Ironically Coburn’s poetry dishes taste African politics and protests for justice. Some ingredients of reason, experience and emotion are borrowed from African Poets of resistance. We live under one universe despite demographical and geographical parameters. I always say, James Coburn is an Africa Griot in Oklahoma. Happy Great Year of 2020. ALUTA CONTINUA!!!
MOZA IS OUR COUNTRY : 2019 arrived with omens of bad luck of death, hunger and disease. Maybe Gods are angry or bad devils are at it again. The wings of Cyclone Idai, Satan’s angel washed away the soul, breath and glint of Moza. Moza twice died and was raised by our Gods of resilience. Today we are warming the heart of Moza with metaphors of hope and we also mourn the loss of those buried in unmarked cemeteries of IDAI and KENNETH. We write these messages to massage the bruised confidence of Moza and with the hope that Moza will rise again from cinders of despair. We are African griots grieving with you Comrade Moza in this moment of forced silence and we shall dance alongside at sun rise. We say to the people of Mozambique Together We Rise. To those souls and spirits wiped away by the devils wing, we say Rest in Peace and we implore the Gods to calm your anguished spirits. ALUTA CONTINUA, land of the brave. From Tete to Sofala, Maputo to Beira, Chimoio to Manica, Nampula to Gorongoza. We say MOZA is our country .ALUTA
HADAA SENDOO is a high powered , acclaimed and well celebrated poet , writer ,publisher and organizer from Mongolia. The literary icon has defied all hurdles and odds and has since ventured into publishing top notch globally acclaimed poetry collections that include poets in Africa and others around the world . He is the … Continue reading HADAA SENDOO- A GLOBAL POETRY ICON!!!
He is full of creative ambition and glows with artistic passion. My first ever encounter with the Filming Arts Lion King was in August 2015. I was invited by Zambia’s prominent artistic lioness, Creative Lion Queen Musola Catherine Kaseketi an Originator, Creator, Writer, Director and Cultural Intellectual. I was the Official Artist in Residence of … Continue reading PIYO: A STAR STUDDED AFRICA’S TRAILBLAZING STORY (A SPECIAL BLOG)
Sometime last month. I posted a Spanish poem (not translated in English) by a Mexican friend comrade publisher poet. The major thrust was to make sure if people really care of what they like or comment on Facebook or they just comment or like because the post is about their Facebook friend … Continue reading FJORI HYSA , FACE OF ALBANIAN POETRY.
CURATOR'S BRIEF -This Poet is from India .She is Superb and her lyrical dexterity is crème –dela crème. Her poems are gorgeous like the moon winking behind the veils of fluffy, smoky white drizzle clouds. Her versification is extraordinaire. Brave Voices , Solidarity Voices ,Poets , Supporters and all Literary Activists meet SMEETHA BHOUMIK, … Continue reading TIME OF THE POET: SMEETHA BHOUMIK,POET EXTRAORDINAIRE.
PROLOGUE by Mbizo Chirasha (Curator) “I did not only herd cattle, I watched rainbows scribbling metaphors on the sun. The bald headed moon nodded to my villager’s silhouette every night .Iam a village griot counting Pythagoras and reading Oxford . I treaded the mountains pathways of Mavuradonha , listening to the wind of … Continue reading BRAVE VOICES POETRY JOURNAL58:GRIOTS OF TUKU SAMANYANGA (A Special Tribute)