14 March 2012

woman scream-lesotho

As part of the international awareness against woman violence and injustice, Poetry Farm has joined the Woman Scream international campaign to host events in the month of March to voice the cry against this violence. We have invited countless poets to participate. It is not a Poetry Farm event but a global initiative. Join the cry.

Woman Scream International Poetry Festival - Lesotho ( Day One )
thursday, March 15th at Ouh la la cafe
with Mr Mafa Maiketso, a lecturer at LCE, Counseling psychologist and a columnist. He will be presenting a ten-minute 'Speak Psychology' session on violence. He currently writes for Visions Magazine. He has been a columnist for two local newspapers namely Weekly Mail newspaper and Public Eye. He also has a Counseling Psychology session on Ultimate FM every wednesday.

Admission is totally free! Just buy drinks and food at the restuarant.

Illustrated by Maliehe Marcel Ntee (Lesotho)

09 March 2012

After a hunger season by A. Tembo

After a hunger season

Children smile their bile away
Wittily they spread their burly piled bodies on the tiled floor
Gaily they pat and dance dangling bums
And with their lumped bodies, life is pretty

Blinking seasons of nature
That shades at will, all textures sadness and joy
From boiling to frying sweet potatoes their mothers
Are to chose
Choice are scattered across time

Seasons take turns to unveil nature
Brother and sisters turn to each other’s arms
In glorious pleasure
As left over scatter on dinner table

By Alfred Tembo

Short Biography
Alfred Tembo is a young African creative writer, grew up in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
His literary works have been published in Zimbabwe and Zambia. In
Motto Magazine, The Zambian Sunday Times, The Sun, The Business Express, Poetry Bulawayo website (Zimbabwe) among other publications.
He participated and organized public readings in Gweru and Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Chipata, Lusaka and Chingola (Zambia)
On commissioned work several of his works have been used on gift card.
He is currently with the Gweru Memorial Library-US Advising Education Centre where he is serving as a writer and residence. ]

Submitted by :Sechaba Keketsi. Phone:+266 6337 3926 . Blog: www.sechabalb.wordpress.com.

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