India. Great -land blessed with abundant rice and unbending spiritual beliefs. Rice is ranked among global staple foods. India .BLESSINGS.Land of plenty .Like other countries or continents, India is also haunted by own political ghosts, economic ailments and social decadence. Every Kingdom on this earth carry its own beautiful and ugly trends. India is not spared. A paradoxical world. #WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS is rooted in dialogue among civilizations that we heal this our world, t ripped apart by polarization, social ailments and ravenous pandemic. The our Earth throttled by Sino- phobia, Afrophobia and Xenophobia. WOMAWORDS Editor, #MBIZO CHIRASHA conducted a no holds #HARD TALK conversations with Indian Poet Writer Artist and Social Justice Activist AMBILY OMANAKUTTAN.Their candid discussions are based on today’s societal traumas, human freedoms and social justice. Ambily Omanakuttan is also the #WOMAWORDS Associate/Representative in India. Aluta Continua!
CONVERSATIONS inside the WOMAWORDS #HardTalk Studio.
#You are a Writer Poet Human Rights and a Social Activist, How
you do fuse these activities? and like any human being you have a life
I believe that there is a lot things to do on this world for any human being. my family(my life) nor my activities are ever separate. I am seeing this society just like my family. That is why their sorrows are also mine.Then how can I live happily ? How can I live a life only for me when the human race on this earth is sad in so many ways? I am only perfect when all these things are come together.My life, poetry, and activism are fused in me as the pearl of a chain.I think all these activities has some connections always.And Poetry is my soul but more than it like a weapon for my activities.
#Why is it necessary to fight unjust political systems ,
discrimination and exploitation , especially in your region India?
It is necessary to fight unjust political system. Because political systems have right to give social justice of people, that is also natural justice they needed. But the administrations system is not giving it.A great country like India , my country most of the politicians are bribers and criminals. Law and justice here helpless and isn’t doing its job properly.This is same the case in almost all countries.People, especially women and children’s are constantly being exploited. There are so many laws for the people here, but justice is divided in two ways. It is the justice they desirer for those with money and power, and another justice for the poor.Money controls everything.The poor continue to be poor.So i am working for the marginalized people.So while working for their welfare, and also involved myself in struggles against their exploitation and for their rights.I am raising my voice constantly through the articles and poems against the injustice of the political system in my country. It is my duty for my people.
#You have traveled to Africa before, what are the similarities
and differences between India and Africa , in areas of peace , human
rights , freedom expression and gender issues?
Yes it was my first time experience in Africa.It was a too better experience than the knowledge provided by history books.I have taken a lot of inspiration from Africa and its black politics which give political representation to every sphere.Always i respect black nationality. I loved the African writers because it molded me very much and it gave me more new insight about Africa. India and Africa face to so many same problems. That is in the name of cast, race, sexuality, language,exploitation and the lot of things are similar here.And the people those who are not in the parity’s of power, money, privilege, is the main thing that we can see in Africa and India. There is no measurement to measure the pain and sorrow of such people. The music and the way of life and everything has some similarities. Through politics also there happening in an another contest because always the African’s are fighting to the white dominion , here the people of India always suffering with the privilege’s of caste system.There are still seems to be a submissive attitude among African people.One thing that still hurts me is the children who are sent to child labor without give education and the adolescent girls who become mothers through forced marriages. Hunger, shelter less , and lack of education are making Africa is very worse than India.”Kibera slum” and their lives still haunt me in the memories.In any country, victims are women and children.All religions and society is against woman’s and their rights.
Peace, human rights, freedoms and gender justice must be ensured in any country, not just in Africa and India.However, the new generations are advanced.But Africa is very beautiful in its nature and sceneries, like India.
#What are your human rights and social interventions you are
using to help your communities especially during these COVID 19
Unfortunately i,am also locked down in my home but i am using all social media”s and i am always connecting with the world. I am mingling with the people through my live programs and listening to the world conditions. Along with it,joined to the health workers and helping the people in need.And raising awareness among the people and giving foods for those without food.Will rise this world and we will survive.Thank you so much.
Writer , Poet and Activist.Her activities were centered on
tribals. While working for their welfare, she also involved herself in
struggles against their exploitation and for their rights. She, who is
raising her voice constantly through essays and poems against the
injustices meted out to them by the society and the political system.She
also uses her word power against the attacks on women and children. She is
saying ,Poetry is her soul but more than it like a weapon for her
MEET THE WOMAWORDS EDITOR#
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(https://ihraf.org/international-fellows ) , Essays Contributor to Monk Art and Soul Magazine in United Kingdom .Arts Features Writer at the International Cultural Weekly .Featured Writer Poet Activist at The Poet A Day(https://jamiededes.com/). Core Team Member and African Contributor to Bezine of Arts and Humanities(https://thebezine.com/) in USA. Flash/Short Fiction Writer for Squawk Back Publication(http://www.thesquawkback.com/2020/01/mbizo.html).Contributing Writer( Africa) to IHRAF Publishes-https://ihraf.org/ihraf-publishes.The Originator of the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Campaign. Curator of MiomboPublishing Blog Journal(https://miombopublishing.wordpress.com/). 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) initiated 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. 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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