08 June 2011

Newsletter June/ Youth Month 2011

Warm greetings Poets and Writers and supporters of African literature!!

Hope you all are keeping the literature fires burning wherever you may be right now. It is June, and Winter has arrived – with a vengeance, in the South! It is also the month when we commemorate the brave students of the year 1976, they UNITED together against the enemy – an oppressive government.

What about us, the present day youth and future leaders? Can we shape the future in order to create a just and safe world for all humans, and the environment? Make your indelible mark visible through your words which will remain with the present and future readers. In other words, WRITE!
We remember the departed spirits of Mama Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu, and Gil Scott-Heron, most remembered for his poetic genius. One of his acclaimed works is: The Revolution will not be televised. (Yes, it was Tweeted.)

Poetry at the tip of your fingers: check out the newly launched Poetry Potion mobile site on your cell phone, www.poetrypotion.mobi Poetry Potion also has embarked on the daily writing prompts to flex your poetic muscle. Check out the site for further details.

For the New Beginnings theme for the upcoming AfroConscious vol. 2, Moses Shimo Seletisha has translated the short story: The Rebirth of Kweku Ananse by Kofi Anane Kyremeh.

The theme for June “youth month” is the YOUTH. Please click the link for a piece that was featured on AfroConscious vol.1: http://uwritewhatulike.blogspot.com/2011/06/lest-we-forget-vuyokazi-yonke.html

It’s always good to practice your skill and get critique on it to see your growth. The Afrikan Poets & Writers wall and discussion board are still open for YOU to share your writings/ ideas/ suggestions and rand thoughts! If you have any literature centred news/event/project you want to spread, paste it to the wall for exposure and it may get a mention in the newsletter.

What are you reading at the moment? Pick out from the wide selection of available African literature and curl up with a good book. READ, and WRITE what YOU like!

Yours in literature,

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