19 August 2011

August Newsletter

Progressive greetings friends!

A special greeting to all the wonderful women who brought us all here. To all the mothers, sisters, friends, lovers and wives we lovingly salute YOU this women’s month.
In South Africa the month of August is set apart to celebrate the contribution women make in our lives, in communities and in the world. Phenonemal woman, that’s YOU!

What’s new with the blog?

1. There is a link that shows the 3 most popular posts on the blog. Scroll down the UWWUL blog page.

2. You can also subscribe by email l to the blog so that when a new post has been made, you will be the first to receive it conveniently to your personal email address.
(Your email address will remain private; your details are secure and will not be shared.)

3. The first leg winner of thewriting contest for Lesotho based artists has been chosen, the theme was Freedom/ Democracy.
The winning piece is by Sekete Lesoana, it is titled: Journey into a moment. http://uwritewhatulike.blogspot.com/2011/08/freedom-theme-winner-sekete-lesaoana.html

4. Are you an Lesotho based poet/ writer/artist?
Then get more info the writing competition by clicking this link: http://uwritewhatulike.blogspot.com/2011/07/writing-contest-lesotho-based-artists.html
The theme for this month’s contest is centered around the 16 days of activism against the abuse of women and children.

5. Ivan “AfroIvan” Muhambe is introducing his range of quality t-shirts depicting some of his artistry. He is the artist whose craft appears on the front and back cover of the AfroConscious journal (2010). He's in Maputo, Mozambique, and you can get the copies of the journal from him if you are in his region. Here is a link to some of his creations: http://uwritewhatulike.blogspot.com/2011/08/afroivan-arts-tshirts.html

6. The Grahamstown National Arts Festival is accepting proposals for the 2012 Festival, here is the link if YOU want to make your contribution. http://uwritewhatulike.blogspot.com/2011/08/grahamstown-national-arts-fest-2012.html
Our fellow sister, Sibongisiwe A. Sibeko, was a participant in this year’s festival. She appeared in the play: “Khululekani emakhaya” if you are in Cape Town you can check it out at the Magnet Theatre in Observatory.

7. YOU have the power to make a change. Please check out the September National Imbizo (SNI), its first conference was in September 2010.
This year its happening again, 23-25 September 2011, Durban.
I have uploaded the People’s Manifesto for your reading pleasure: http://uwritewhatulike.blogspot.com/2011/08/tuesday-may-31-2011-peoples-manifesto.html!

What are you reading?
I’ve finished reading a story by a South African author, Dianne Hofmeyr, title The Waterbearer. It’s beautifully written piece of art.
Here is a profound quote by the character, Ingwe, “Our lives start before we are born. There is no beginning or end. We are bound by the Earth for some time and then our spirits are set free again.” What are YOU reading? Do you have a book you would like to recommend? Share!

What are you writing? If YOU are not reading are you atleast writing? This month’s challenge is to pen a piece that is centered around WOMEN.
For inspiration feast your soul on this piece by celebrated author, Maya Angelou, : Phenomenal Woman: http://uwritewhatulike.blogspot.com/2011/08/phenomenal-woman-maya-angelou.html

Make sure to check out the poetry posted on the Facebook group wall by Charles Ayo Dada:

If you have any literature centred news/event/project you want to spread to many, you can post it to the Facebook group wall: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=65172951976

YOU can also become a contributor to the UWWUL blog and share with multitudes,contact me for that.

Thank YOU all for the support on this blog, page views so far: 4120. I would like to welcome home the new members of this fam!

Literally yours,

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