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Consisting of 214 poems and 79 poets, from over 23 African countries and the Diasporas, Best New African Poets 2015 Anthology: Poetry contains poems that deal with a panoply of issues, feelings, thoughts, ideas, beliefs�, on identity, Africanness (Blackness, Whiteness, Arabic, Asian�), culture, heritage, place, politics, (mis)governance, corruption, exile, loss, memory, spirituality, sex, gender, love, the individual and many others. It travels from Cape to Cairo, Monrovia to Nairobi, rooms in the beautiful Moroccan Sahara desert, pastoral idyllic Savannas, the rainy equatorial rainforests and then flies into the Diasporas as each poet speaks his/her own story of the Africa that she/he knows, dreams and envisions with protective pride and resolute dedication.

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2015 ANTHOLOGYETS BEST “NEW” AFRICAN PO Best “New” African Poets2015 ANTHOLOGY:Anthologie Des Meilleures “Nouveaux” Poètes Africains 2015 Antologia Dos Melhores “Novos” Poetas Africanos 2015 Edited by: Tendai R Mwanaka & Daniel da Purifacação
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Tendai R Mwanaka
Best “New” African Poets 2015 Anthology Anthologie Des Meilleures “Nouveaux” Poètes Africains 2015 Antologia Dos Melhores “Novos” Poetas Africanos 2015 Edited by Tendai R Mwanaka & Daniel da Purifacação L a ng a a R esea rch & P u blishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
Publisher: LangaaRPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.comwww.langaa-rpcig.net Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookcollective.com ISBN: 9956-763-48-9 ©Tendai R Mwanaka & Daniel da Purifacação2015All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical or electronic, including photocopying and recording, or be stored in any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher
DISCLAIMER All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Langaa RPCIG.
About The Editors Tendai Rinos Mwanakaa multi-disciplinary artist who is lives in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. Contracted books coming out in 2015 include,Zimbabwe: The Urgency of Now (creative nonfiction), Finding a Way Home (stories novel), Revolution (poems), Democracy, Good Governance, and Development in Africa (scholarly essays, co-editor).Other books published,Keys in the River (stories novel), Voices from Exile (poetry), Zimbabwe: The Blame Game (creative nonfiction).He is also a visual artist (photography, painting, drawing, collage, video.), sound/musical artist, mentor, translator, scholar, theorist, reviewer, editor, critic... Work has been published in over 300 journals in over 27 countries, translated into French, Germany and Spanish. Daniel da Purificação, was born in 1983 in some place called Angola. Has a Bachelor diplome and Masters Degree. He likes to speak and read, is always thinking and writing all the time. Since 2002 he has lived out of the place where he was born. He is a Honour invited at Hispanamerican Writers summit HORAS DE JUNIO that happens every year in Sonora (México). He also works as a journalist on rádio and a freelancer, teacher at university, is a public policy consultant... He is also a recommended facilitator and he talks about society, philosophy, politics, education, democracy... He has two collections of poems (THE ANGOPOEMS and INTERMITENCIAS) that he hopes will be postdeath publications... Now he lives between México and Angola.
Table of Contents/Table des Matières/Tabela de Conteúdos Introduction………………………………………………... xvii 1. Lekpele M. Nyamalon: Dig the Graves……………………………………….. 1  I will never sell you again my brother …………………….. 2  Inside Timbuktu………………………………………. 3 2. Archie Swanson: Non…………………………………………………. 5  Suleiman…………………………………………….. 6  In Memoriam…………………………………………. 8 3. Idara Idemeko: Black water…………………………………………... 9  Filing cabinets and smoked peppers……………………… 10  Asymptote…………………………………………… 11 4. Brok’N Sylance: Poem 1: A promise ……………………………………13  Poem 2 ……………………………………………… 14  Poem 3: I am African ………………………………… 15 5. Uche Ogbuji: March as a Lion……………………………………… 17  Rheotype ……………………………………………. 19  Millennium Parent Prayer……………………………… 21 6. Ohioleh Osadebey: I have learned to boast like my father…………………….. 23 The thing I would love to tell my father…………………… 25 7. Mike Kantey:
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A vision of Peace……………………………………… 27 Relegation …………………………………………… 29 Night flight to Nairobi………………………………… 30 8. Fayssal Chafaki: A Faithful Servant O’ Him……………………………. 31  Upon the Forgotten Rock…………………………......... 32  No Wise Man…………………………………………33 9. Shittu Fowora: Nouadhibou to Nouakchott…………………………….. 35  Tell ………………………………………………… 37  Renascence …………………………………………… 39 10. Aaron Brown: N’Djamena Morning………………………………....... 41  Song of the Workers…………………………………… 43  Twin………………………………………………... 45 11. Handson Chikowore: Cry African Girl……………………………………… 47  When Persecution is a Priority………………………….. 48  Beauty of Botswana……………………………………. 49 12. Hailey Gaunt: Thamalakane River, Botswana……………………… 51 Water Fight…………………………………………. 53 The Beginning……………………………………… 54 13. Christina Coates: Mapungwape …………………………………………. 55 House of Kolmanskop………………………………… 56 Heritage Site………………………………………….. 57 14. Chuma Mmeka: A People’s Culture……………………………………. 59  My Ekpe Dance……………………………………… 61  Once upon a Christmas Day…………………………… 63 vi
15. Akinlade Oluwaseyifunmi: Jericho………………………………………………..65 That Kid…………………………………………….. 67 Odd Love…………………………………………….. 68 16. Osita Kabba: Ancestors Arrows……………………………………... 69 Poetry Progeria………………………………………. 70 The Realm of the Man with Broken Wings………………. 71 17. Zarina Macha: Electra and Intrama…………………………………… 73  Angel Face…………………………………………… 74  I Cannot Sleep……………………………………….. 75 18. Freddy Macha: Nothing is Clearer Now……………………………….. 77  Rumbling Fires……………………………………….. 79  Time is the Enemy…………………………………….. 81 19. Tendai Rinos Mwanaka: Body………………………………………………… 83  To the Textmaker who Leaves Nothing to Chance………… 84  The Guilty Trip………………………………………. 85 20. Afua Wilcox: Garri and Tea…………………………………………87 21. Kariuki wa Nyamu: Love’s art and Love-craft……………………………… 89 The Extraordinary Love Poem………………………… 91 Palaver……………………………………………… 93 22. Daniel Chukwuemeka: On the Mercy of the Knots……………………………….95  Your Love……………………………………………. 96  In my Country……………………………………….. 97 vii
23. Troydon Wainwright: Be there……………………………………………….99 Ideals……………………………………………….. 100 It Only Took a Moment……………………………….. 101 24. Togara Muzanenhamo: The Wheel Brace……………………………………….103  Portrait of a Water Trough……………………………... 104  Zvita………………………………………………… 105 25. John Eppel: Coming Home to Tea………………………………….. 107  Giving……………………………………………….. 109  The Coming of the Rains………………………………. 110 26. Erica Haldane: Change………………………………………………. 111  The Futility of Malevolence…………………………….. 112 27. Sheril Guzha: Why…………………………………………………. 113  Poverty ……………………………………………… 115  Love………………………………………………… 117 28. Chaun Ballard: Spoiler Alert: Ebola………………………………….. 119  Chrysaora achlyos…………………………………….. 121  Dream Catcher……………………………………….. 122 29. Abbyan Ali: Night Skies…………………………………………... 125 30. Fiona Mohammed Khan: The Leaf Would not Fall……………………………… 127 viii
31. John Attah Ojonugwa: I Have Been Watching You…………………………….. 129 32. Badradeen Mohammed: Your eyes…………………………………………….. 131  Arguments……………………………………………133 33. Achieng’ Em: Balancing on Oddity…………………………………… 135  Shadows Around Me…………………………………. 137  The Life you Thought you Could Understand…………….. 139 34. Hosea Tokwe: Eyes Bound to Heaven…………………………………. 141  My Diaspora…………………………………………. 142 The Sun Shines Yet…………………………………….143 35. Tete Burugu: Don’t Know How I Made It…………………………… 145 Cunning Linguist………………………………………147 Eff What I Want……………………………………... 149 36. Taijhet Nyobi: Bold Fade……………………………………………. 151  White Lover………………………………………….. 153 37.deziree a. brown: when innocence dies ……………………………………. 155  what jackie’s body told ………………………………….156 what the earth gave me…………………………………..157 38. Sónia Sousa Robalo: Mulher- menina……………………………………….. 159  Forma de ser …………………………………………. 161  Nós………………………………………………….. 162 39. Sábio Louco: Tenho Guardado uns Poemas…………………………… 163 ix