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WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS is a publishing Platform
to amplify the literary dreams and creative aspirations of the girl child. A reliable s space to exhibit women voices of resistance and their artistic resilience through literatures and other arts. WOMAWORDS is haven of Skull Cracking short fiction . Nerve -Shredding Poetry. And Mind Blowing Literary Profiles* .
HALL OF FAME
Associate Editor, Liberated Voices
Nancy Ndeke is a Poet of international acclaim and a reputable literary arts consultant. Her writings and her
poetry are featured in several collections, anthologies and publications around the globe including the American magazine Wild Fire, Save Africa Anthology. World Federation of Poets in Mexico. Ndeke is a Resident Contributor of the Brave Voices Poetry Journal since mid-2018. African Contributor to the DIFFERENT TRUTHS, a publication that sensitizes the world on the plight of Autism edited by Aridham Roy. SAVE AFRCA ANTHOLOGY edited by Prof. Dave Gretch of Canada and reviewed by Joseph Spence Jr has featured her poetry and a paper on issues afflicting Africa and Africans. Ndeke’s poetry and other literatures in WILD FIRE PUBLICATION in America published by Susan Joyner Stumpf and Susan Brooke Langdon. ARCS MAGAZINE in New York Edited by DR. Anwer Ghani. Her women Arts Presentation was recently published by WOMEN OF ART (WOA) in Cape Coast in Ghana. Soy Poesia, in Peru, Claudette V pg 11 featured her writings with great reception.AZAHAR from Mexico, with the initiative from Josep Juarez has also featured her poetry. She is also featured in WORLD FESTIVAL OF POTRY (WFP) from Mexico under the able editorial team comprising Luz Maria Lopez .INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN WRITERS from Nigeria, under the able hands of Munyal Markus Manunyi .Patricia Amundsen from Australia featured her poetry on this year’s international women’s day at Messenger of Love, Radio Station. Esteemed poetess Jolly Bhattacharjee featured my works on her greatly acclaimed awareness anthology for 2019, India.
Contributing Editor and Mentorship in Residence (Writers Skills Development and Mentorship Articles)
Tracy Yvonne Breazile is a Writer living in the United States of America. She was granted the opportunity to serve as Writer/Mentor in Residence with the 2018 Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Mentorship Program, originated by Mbizo Chrirasha.Breazile studied Language and Literature with a concentration in Professional Writing at Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia, USA. The graphic images collected here are selected from the 2018 Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Mentorship Program Poetic Rhetoric and Composition Workbook she created to aid participants seeking to learn about poetic forms and functions. She would like to help people voice their feelings and attitudes about the many conflicts and dilemmas that frequent the human frame. She is currently working with Mbizo Chrirasha in hopes to inspire writers to create short stories. The program aims to discover the mechanics of the short story and illustrate some of the various genre and styles that a writer might like to utilize in their stories. Peace is her passion. She is currently working on a collection of poetry echoing culture and customs of Africa. This work includes definitions and examples of various forms and functions of poetry as it has evolved through the ages. It is her hope that freedoms of speech encompass the entire globe. She would like to help people voice their feelings and attitudes about their conflicts and dilemmas through poetry. Her poetry is included in anthologies such as “Expressions of the Heart.”
Contributing Editor Thought Leadership and Life Reflections
Beatrice Othieno –Ahere is a creative spirit, with a deep and quiet soul. She has great belief in the motherland Africa and her richness often mistaken for poverty. Her passion is working with young people and women to amplify their powerful voices to maximize their potentials and break the chains that hold us back. Words are her power tool that ensure her thoughts are not just shadows but a light to a path of change. Dismantling the status quo and the socially accepted norms that create imbalance in our lives and are deeply rooted in who we are and determine our thoughts and actions give her a reason to inhale and exhale hoping for a better today and future. Through her work, facilitates platforms for young people to showcase their talents. This includes working with poets, bands, hop artists, graffiti art expression to explore social conscious messaging. She worked with young people to curate art for peace during the last elections in Kenya as well as facilitating a safe space platform for creative arts for peace in South Sudan for young Sudanese living in the diaspora in Kenya.
WLP POET LAUREATE
Carolyne M.Acen (Afroetry) WOMAWORDS POET LAUREATE (October 2019 to June 2020) is a Ugandan Spoken word poet, writer and counselor. She currently manages Echo minds Poets- She4She Campaign that uses performance poetry to tell Women’s stories. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Haiku Africa Competition and competed in the East Africa Poetic Hour competition in 2018.Her poetry has been published in poetry magazines and she is currently working on her first anthology. She and her sterling performances have featured at grandiose events that include at Femrite Uganda .Women’s day special at sanyu FM radio, Kampala. Refugee and Hope International organization, Uganda. Afro Poetry project at Goethe Zentrum, Kampala. Ntebeza (A night of heartbeats and poetry) at Kubby’s bar and restaurant in Naalya, Kampala. Echo minds poetry show. (She4She celebration of women and their stories) at the National theatre. Evoke Midnight drum at MTN warehouse. Kwivuga Poetry in session at Spicy oak at seven trees, Kololo… Kampala. Women’s day poetry and music performance at Sheraton Kampala Hotel. Poetry over Bigotry at Mbale in Eastern Uganda. Grande Poets debate in February at the Rock bar and grill.
Samuella J. Conteh
Contributing Editor , Global Women in Art Reviews
Author Omwa Ombara, The Editor in Chief at Tulipange Africa Media, a diaspora based Magazine in United States of America. A Consul at Large at poetasdelmundo.com /POETS OF THE WORLD .A motivational speaker. Writers Consultant with her amazing projects, Walks and Talks and Tips for Writers Show .Omwa is a political Asylee for seven years. An International investigative journalist, poet, vocalist, performing and visual artist. She is author of a Memoir, “God’s Child on The Run.” .Published in several anthologies including Our Secret Lives, Holding the Center and other journals of International acclaim. Omwa is a former Bureau Chief, The Standard Group and has published over 4000 articles in her journalism career spanning 20 years. Her passion for standing up to power and corrupt leaders in the media circles is unmatched. Her experience in journalism spans from more than two decades. She stands firm against the abuse of power, corruption and mass killings .she is an advocate of true journalism. She comes aboard with her vast understanding of global humanity issues, journalistic experiences and women rights knowledge. She holds a postgraduate diploma in journalism and mass communication and a BA degree from the University of Nairobi.
Editorial Advisor ,Special Projects and Cultural Arts Diplomacy
Joanna Cockerline teaches in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC), ranked in the Top 40 of all universities across the globe. Recently, she has initiated the “Community, Creativity, and Communications: Canada and East Africa” program that connects UBC students to the vibrant literary, arts, and social activism scene in East Africa. A CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Literary Awards prizewinner, Joanna has published short stories, poetry, and non-fiction in national and international publications. For over two decades, Joanna has led her own writing, editing, and writing consulting business, working with firms and organizations throughout Canada and across the globe. Additionally, she is a literacy and writing mentor for a grassroots organization devoted to women working and/or living on the streets of the western Canadian city where she lives, Kelowna, British Columbia. Passionate about the ways in which writing and the arts can inspire social change, she is excited to connect with others who envision writing and cultural production as a tool for provocation, de-marginalization, and empowerment of a diverse range of voices.
Guest Writer , Zimbabwe Women Voices
Millicent Yedwa is a writer, page and performance poet. She graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with an Honors in English(2017). She has been published in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Belgium. She is has just finished working on her first collection of poetry. When she is not writing, she is an events coordinator who has worked in Zimbabwe and Uganda
Contributing Editor for (Women Writing in Africa Feature Articles)
Samuella J. Conteh is from Sierra Leone, West Africa. She is a writer, poet, dramatist and motivational speaker. She is a member of the Sierra Leone Writers Forum, Board Member of PEN-SL. She is also Matron and Grand Master of Ceremonies of the International African Writers Association based in Nigeria and President, Sierra Leone IAWA Chapter. Conteh’s poems have been featured in several national and international anthologies. She is an advocate of women voices and a defender of human rights through her poetry, writings and literary activism. She has contributed immensely to the development of literature, poetry and other arts at home and abroad .She received a Medal of Ambassador de Literature by Motivational Strips, a prestigious online Literary Forum. She buckled under her literary belt another accolade, the World Poetic Star by the World Writers Union in Kazakhstan. Comrade Conteh is a member of the Motivational Strips Academy of Literary excellence and Wisdom. She widely published home and abroad, the Contemporary Fireside Poems by Sierra Leone Writers Series. Eternally, a collection of collaborative poems. Sending Love to mom, a compilation. Stairway to Heaven. Modern Poets, 2019. Reminiscing summer (collection of short stories). Bowl of Peace, an international Anthology of peace. Amazing Minds Collection of poetry and many more.
Chief Editor and Projects Curator
Mbizo Chirasha is the Poet in Residence at the Fictional Café (International publishing and literary digital space). 2019 Sotambe Festival Live Literature Hub and Poetry Café Curator. 2019 African Fellow for the International Human Rights Art Festival( ihraf.org) , Essays Contributor to Monk Art and Soul Magazine in United Kingdom .Arts Features Writer at the International Cultural Weekly . Founder and Chief Editor of WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. Founder and Curator of the Brave Voices Poetry Journal. Co-Editor of Street Voices Poetry triluangal collection( English , African Languages and Germany) intiated by Andreas Weiland in Germany. Poetry Contributor to AtunisPoetry.com in Belgium. African Contributor to DemerPress International Poetry Book Series in Netherlands. African Contributor to the World Poetry Almanac Poetry Series in Mongolia. His latest 2019 collection of experimental poetry A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT was released by Mwanaka Media and Publishing and is both in print, on Amazon.com and at is featured at African Books Collective. Mbizo Chirasha is the Originator of the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Campaign. Founder and Creative Director of Girl Child Talent Festival and GirlChildCreativity Project. 2003 Young Literary Arts Delegate to the Goteborg International Book Fair Sweden (SIDA AFRICAN PAVILION) .2009 Poet in Residence of the International Conference of African Culture and Development (ICACD) in Ghana. 2009 Fellow to the inaugural UNESCO- Africa Photo- Novel Publishers and Writers Training in Tanzania. 2015 Artist in Residence of the Shunguna Mutitima International Film and Arts Festival in Livingstone, Zambia. A globally certified literary arts influencer, Writer in Residence and Recipient of the EU-Horn of Africa Defend Defenders Protection Fund Grant, Recipient of the Pen Deutschland Exiled Writer Grant. He is an Arts for Peace and Human Rights Catalyst, the Literary Arts Projects Curator, Poet, Writer, publicist is published in more 200 spaces in print and online
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