Experimental Writing: Africa vs Latin America Vol 1
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Experimental Writing: Africa vs Latin America Vol 1


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This project come out from our need to harness voices in Africa and Latin America, giving these voices an opportunity to converse, argue, synthesize, agree, and share ideas on the craft of writing, on life, on being and on thinking for the benefit of all. It was also an opportunity to create literary friendships and contacts between these two great regions. Generally, Latin America and Africa still have a lot of stories to share among themselves and with the rest of the world. There are still very strong untapped storytelling traditions in these continents. The stories in this volume are selected from an amazing range of entries to a call for contributions to an anthology on experimentation. It is hoped this robust selection will serve a wide variety of tastes in both Spanish and English, and that the book will open dialogue and the sharing of ideas between the two regions and the whole world. This is an invaluable contribution on many fronts.



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Experimental Writing
Experimental Writing Africa Vs Latin America :Literatura ExperimentalAfrica Vs Latin America África vs América Latina Volume 1/ Volumen 1
EDITEDBY Tendai Rinos Mwanaka & Ricardo Felix Rodriguez
Experimental Writing: Africa Vs Latin America Literatura Experimental: África vs América Latina Volume 1/ Volumen 1
Edited by Tendai Rinos Mwanaka Ricardo Felix Rodriguez
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.africanbookscollective.com ISBN-10: 9956-764-26-4 ISBN-13: 978-9956-764-26-6 ©Tendai Rinos Mwanaka & Ricardo Felix Rodriguez 2017All 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.
Contributors Bio Notes/ Notas Biograficas De Los AutoresAbu-yamanAbdulrahman M.grew up in western Nigeria (Lagos) and currently resides in the north (Minna). A graduate of IBB University Lapai, Niger state with a major in Economics. He loves to draw in portraits in pencil monochrome and also an amateur fashion designer. He is into sports and follows Chelsea FC, Usain Bolt and Roger Federer. His poems are forthcoming inKalahari Review, Black boy reviewsandSentinel Literary QuarterlyAjise Vincenta Nigerian Poet. His poem “Song of a Progeny” is was a shortlisted poem at the Korea-Nigeria Poetry feast, 2015. His works have been published inBest New African Poets 2015 Anthology, London-grip magazine, Eureka, Kalahari Review, Sakonfa literary Magazine, Synchronized chaos, AfricanWriter, Indian periodical, Jalada Africa, Black boy review, PIN Quarterly Journal, 1947 Journal, Prachya Review, ANA Review, Oddball, Tuck Magazine, Harbinger Asylumand various literary outlets. He writes from Lagos, Nigeria. Alvarado Javier-Hizo(Santiago de Veraguas 28 de agosto de 1982). sus estudios en el colegio Panama School y después obtiene el título de Licenciado en Lengua y Literatura Españolas por la Universidad de Panamá en el año 2005. Candidato al Master en Bellas Artes en Teatro por la Universidad de Panamá. Ha dado lecturas de sus poemas en Cuba. Chile, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, México, Inglaterra, Guatemala, El Salvador, Escocia, Colombia, Quebec, Canadá, Argentina y Uruguay; así como también la aparición de sus poemas en varias antologías de Poesía Hispanoamericana. Amreyan Erhu:I am from Nigeria. I’m a member of the Africa Book Club and one of my short stories has been published on BrittlePaper. I love anime and writing speculative fiction because I strongly believe African mythology and religions should be deeply explored Archubi Claudio.Mar del Plata (1971). Doctor en Física. Trabaja en el Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio y es docente de la UBA. Colabora con revistas literarias del país y del exterior. Ha participado en varios festivales internacionales de poesía. Mención única de honor en el concurso de poesía de la editorial Ruinas
Circulares (2012) y menciones en cuento y poesía (2014). Publicó “La forma del agua” (ed. de la Universidad de La Plata, 2010), “Siete maneras de decir tristeza” (Lima, 2011), “Sísifo en el Norte”(ed. Ruinas Circulares, Buenos Aires, 2012), La casa sin sombra(Buenos Aires, 2014), “La ciudad vacía” (ed. Trópico Sur, Uruguay, 2015). Archubi Claudio. Mar del Plata (1971). Doctor in Physics. He works at the Institute of Astronomy and Space Physics and teaches at the UBA. He collaborates with literary magazines in the country and abroad. He has participated in several international poetry festivals. Honorable unique mention in the poetry contest from the publisher Ruinas Circulares (2012) and mentions in stories and poetry (2014). He published“The shape of water”(ed. Universidad de La Plata, 2010),“Seven ways to say sadness”2011), (Lima, “Sisyphus in the North”(ed. Ruinas Circulares, Buenos Aires, 2012)“The house without shadow”(Buenos Aires, 2014),“The empty city” (ed. Trópico Sur, Uruguay, 2015). Berenguer Carmen:el año 1983 publiqué mi primer libro, En Bobby Sands Desfallece en el Muro. El golpe de Estado de 1973 produjo un quiebre institucional político social y cultural y al espacio literario, la imagen de la quema de libros, persecución y tortura, censura previa, autores desaparecidos, exilios y censura sospecha y delación. Había que pedir autorización del Ministerio del Interior para publicar un libro. El sistema editorial para un autor desconocido era imposible. Yo me encontraba en la Sociedad de Escritores de Chile fue un refugio donde se generó un espacio de libertad y el comienzo de publicaciones literarias revistas trípticos que dieron lugar a que yo tomara la iniciativa de aprender a hacerme un libro este libro.Bhabha Nabeelais a 17 year old poet from Durban, South Africa and an established writer for a creative arts/news blog based in Mexico, www.truthnetmedia.com/thepoeticalarsonist. “I also have a fan base on Instagram where I showcase most of my poetry. I go by the PseudonymThe Arsonistall my works. Most of my writing in consists of abstract poetry, news-related articles, current affairs and inspirational pieces. I have been writing ever since I could remember and writing, for me, is a way of life.”
Bourgeois Louisis the Executive Director of VOX PRESS, a 501 (c) 3 organization based in Oxford, Mississippi. He also does creative writing and philosophy for the Prison Writes Institute, a liberal arts program for Mississippi inmates. HisCollected Workswill be released in 2017 by Xenos Press.Cambaza Edgara.k.aJorge d’AmizadeMozambican, born in is Maputo City. First, his passion was comics. He published for a short time inViva! Magazine. He is lecturer of Applied Biology at Eduardo Mondlane University and got his Master’s of Food Science in Australia. Now he is doing PhD studies in Japan. He writes poems in his free time, mostly motivational, focused on freedom of expression and harmony among people. Gustavo Campos (San Pedro Sula, 1984), Poeta, narrador y ensayista. Ha publicado los librosHabitaciones sordas (Guatemala, 2005);Desde el hospicio (HN, 2008);Los inacabados2010); (HN, Katastrophé(HN, 2012);Entre el parnaso y la maison. Muestra de la nueva narrativa sampedrana (HN, 2011);Cuarta dimensión de la tarde. Antología de poetas hondureños y cubanos (Coedición, HN, 2011). 3ery2dolugar en el “Premio Nacional Europeo Hibueras”: en relato conLos Inacabados(2006) y en poesía conTríptico del iris de narciso(2013), respectivamente, patrocinado por las Embajadas de Francia, España, Italia, Alemania y la Delegación de la Unión Europea en Honduras. Representante estudiantil en el Festival Interuniversitario Centroamericano de Cultura y las Artes “FICCUA”: Nicaragua, 2007; Panamá, 2011.Celestino Sóirawas born in São Paulo, Brazil. She is a member of the Brazilian/Swiss Academy of Letters and her stories and poems were published in Brazil and abroad. Egboluche Yugo Gabrielwas born in Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria and hails from the Ibo speaking tribe of Eastern Nigeria. He was inspired by his elder brother to venture into writing. The inspired Gabriel continued with his writing as much as his academic pursuit let him - writing stories for movie adaptation and spearheading numerous editorial boards. His writinggenre covers fiction,poetry, business and copy-writing. Although budding, his works have been published in national dailies, magazines and on-line webzines. He is currently resident in Nigeria where he works as a Development Practitioner. He enjoys traveling and creative writing.
Pedro Arturo Estrada – Colombia -1956. Ha publicadoPoemas en blanco y negro (Editorial Universidad de Antioquia, 1994); Fatum(Colección Autores Antioqueños, 2000);Oscura edad y otros poemas(Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2006);Suma del tiempo (Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2009);Des/historias(Cuadernos Negros Editorial, 2012);Poemas de Otra/parte(Cuadernos Negros Editorial, 2012);Locus Solus(Sílaba Editores, 2013);Blanco y Negro, nueva selección de textos(Letera Ediciones, NY, 2014) yMonodia(Letera Ediciones, NY, 2015). Es premio nacionalCiro Mendía en 2004,Sueños de Luciano Pulgar2007, en Beca de creación Alcaldía de Medellín, 2012 yCasa Silva, 2013, entre otros. También ha participado en distintos festivales y encuentros de poesía en Colombia y E.U.Ha sido coordinador de talleres literarios con el ministerio de cultura y algunas instituciones educativas del país.Ezeigwe Kelechukwuis a poet. He lives in Lagos. His works have been published inThe Muse Journalthe Department of English, of University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He was recently published inBest ‘New’ African Poets 2015 Anthology. Flores Héctor(Chaco de la Pitoreta) nació en Honduras en 1976. Publicó el poemario Versos para leer desde las Trincheras (Editorial Casa San Ignacio, 2012). La sistematización de la investigación Fe y Alegría: Entre las y los Tolupanes (Editorial Casa San Ignacio, 2013). El libro de la Opción a la Acción sobre Fe y Alegría Honduras (2014) Es coautor de la investigación Maras y pandillas en Centro América (2005), publicada por las universidades de la Compañía de Jesús en Centro América, coautor de la obra Derecho penal y sistema penitenciario en Honduras (2006), publicado por el Equipo de Reflexión Investigación y Comunicación de la Compañía de Jesús.Es parte de la antología Poesía Centro Americana Comprometida en las revistas online Otro Lunes en su edición 29 (octubre de 2013), en revista Ombligo un fragmento de Sin Tiempo ni Distancia (2014) y en la antología Poemas por Palestina editado en solidaridad para con las mujeres palestinas.George Abigail, Pushcart Prize nominee for her fiction, is a feminist writer and a fulltime poet. She has written for Modern Diplomacy and contributed bimonthly for a year (2014-2015) to a symposium for the Ovi Magazine: Finland’s English Online Magazine. She briefly studied film. Her poetry has recently appeared in Birds Piled Loosely, Every Day Poems, Literary Orphans, and is forthcoming from Toad
Suck Review. She blogs at Goodreads. She is the recipient of writing grants from the Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council, the National Arts Council in Johannesburg, and The Centre for the Book in Cape Town. Grant-OyeyeLind, an award winning poet was born in Nigeria, Africa . She has published work in several international literary magazines such as: Sentinnel UK, E-fiction India,Blue Bonnet USA, Periphery, USA, Paper wasp, Australia, Sub-saharan Magazine. Her poembear necessitiesformed part of an anthology of top poems, 2015-Polar bear expressions Canada. She won the UHRSN international human rights poetry award for her poem “m-moments”.She contributed to the University of Birmingham sponsored project on the cultural aspect of the Greek economic crisis project via poetry.Gumeta Chary(María del Rosario Velázquez Gumeta) Chiapas, México 1962. Reconoce que la cultura es un derecho de la humanidad y que ésta debe llegar a todos. Como promotora cultural promueve a través de exposiciones y Festivales el arte y la literatura. Ha publicado varios libros de poesía y de investigación histórica regional. Sus últimas publicaciones son “MAS ALLA DEL SUR” La Jardinera Guarrior Ediciones 2014; “…Y LOS MUERTOS MARCELA?” Editorial PublicPervert 2015; “POEMAS MUY VIOLETAS” EDITORIAL Metáfora, Guatemala, C.A. “JOAQUIN MIGUEL GUTIERREZ CANALES: SINTESIS BIOGRAFICA” ITAC-CONACULTA 2015. Su poesía ha sido seleccionada en antologías de México, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Perú, Estados Unidos yEspaña;ytraducida al inglésyal zoque. StacyHardyis an editor at thepan AfricanjournalChimurengaand a teacher in Rhodes University’s MA in Creative Writing Programme in Grahamstown, South Africa. Her writinghas appeared in a wide range of publications, and several of her short stories have been published in books, literary anthologies and catalogues. An opera libretto written in collaboration with poet Lesego Rampolokeng and based on Amos Tutuola’sMyLife in the Bush ofGhostswaspublished by Botsotso Publishing in 2013. Her short filmI Love You Jet Li, created withJaco Bouwer was awarded Best Experimental Film at the Festival Chileno Internacional Del Cortometraje De Santiago 2006 and included on the Influx 2010 DVD(Lowave, France). She has participated in numerous exhibitions around the world and is working on an ongoing series of multimedia works in collaboration
with Angolan composer, performer and instrument designer Victor Gama. An anthology of her fiction,Because the Nightwas recentlypublished by Pocko Books, London. Shannon Hopkins:am a journalist, editor and writer living in I Ballito on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast of South Africa. I hold a BA degree in Fine Art and English, and am currently studying for my Honours in English Literature at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. I am passionate about the written word in all its forms, and especially how the human experience, with all its joys and sorrows, can be explored through story writing. IyeomoanEhi’zogie is a poetry laureate of the Korean Cultural Centre, Nigeria. He’s apoetryof the Goree Institute of the fellow Open Society Initiative for West Africa, and a Castello Di Duino literaryof the Universit scholar y of Trieste, Italy. His works have appeared in publications the world over. Two poems of his received Pushcart nominations in the fall of 2015. He’s currentlyworkingon his poetry volume and at the moment scouts for a serene Writer’s space to complete same. He tweets @fulanibuoy on Twitter. Murvin Andino Jiménez:Poeta, narrador, editor, investigador literario, Licenciado en Letras con orientación en Literatura por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras en el Valle de Sula.Ha publicado los libros de poesíaCorral de locos(San Pedro Sula, 2009),Extranjero.(San Pedro Sula, 2011),La isla dividida(SPS, 2015) yLa estación tardía (SPS, 2015, versión electrónica).Ha sido antologado en los libros “Muestra poética. Los novísimos” (Guaymuras, 2002). “Cuarta dimensión de la tarde. Antología de poetas hondureños y cubanos”, (San Pedro Sula/ Holguín, Cuba, 2010), “Apresurada Cicatriz”, México, 2013.Es catedrático universitario de Curla -Unah.De mi libro “La isla dividida”JoPro Blog:Bound together byone common experience, three CA (SA)s write about what affects them (and you) the most: Joburg, Business and Politics. Well versed in all three spheres, theybringyou thought provocation, challenges to your mindset and general young professional banter.Kagira-KargboM. Barakais a standard 5pupil from Kenya aged 11 years old. He started writing when he was 6 years old. Some of his poetry collection he wrote between the ages of 7 and 9 years were
published in September 2015 in a book entitledPoems for Primary School Children.He is working on book two and three of the poems. Baraka’s dream is to become a renowned writer as he aspires to inspire other children to dare the world of writing.Kasese Lydia Nyachirois a writer, of fiction and non-fiction works as well as a media planner. Her first ever collection of short poetry was published earlier this year as a part of theNew-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set.Her other works have appeared in literary websites as well as having been longlisted and shortlisted in literary awards such as Writivism and BNPA poetry competition. Kolawole Samuelwas born and raised in Nigeria. He authored the story collectionThe Book of Minclude a Norman2011. Awards  in Mailer Fiction Fellowship, a Prince Claus Award, an honorary fellowship in Writing from the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and writing residencies from Wellstone Centre in the Redwoods California, and Island Institute, Alaska. He is a graduate of the noted Clarion West Writers Workshop in Seattle, Washington. He recently completed his second book and he is working on a novel. Samuel is studying towards an MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University, South Africa Krueger Anton:Books includeSunnyside Sal (2010), Experiments in Freedom: Issues of Identity in New South African Drama (2010),Shaggy(with Pravasan Pillay, 2011) andEveryday Anomalies(2011). Krueger’s plays have been performed in eight countries and have been nominated for numerous awards in South Africa, including the FNBVTA and the Olive Schreiner. He was a runner up for the Dalro Poetry prize for 2010 andExperiments in Freedom won the Rhodes Vice Chancellor’s Book award, while his Afrikaans playAltyd was shortlisted for the RSG radio drama prize and broadcast in 2013. Luna Leticia(Ciudad de México, 1965) Poeta escénica, ensayista y editora.Libros:Hora lunar(1999),Desde el oasis(2000),El amante y la espiga(2005),Losdías heridos(400 Elefantes, Nicaragua,2007/ Premio Internacional Caza dePoesía “Moradalsur”, Los Ángeles, CA, 2008), Wounded days and other poems(Unopress, University New Orleans, 2010)y Espiral de água (español-portugués,2013), obra suya también ha sido traducidaal catalán y polaco.Dirige el grupo Fuego Azul (Poesía,Música y Danza). Ha compilado las antologías:Trilogía Poética de las Mujeres enHispanoamérica(pícaras, místicas y rebeldes,2004) yCinco