Is music activism cleansing the soul of Europe?

Reflecting on David Rovics, Kristian Svenson And Elona Planman passage in Trondheim, Norway.

By Raïs Neza Boneza

With the recent refugee a.ka. migrants and economic crisis shadowing Europe, there is hope after all, few artists are breaking the barrier of the usual read more

Nandi | by Rais Neza Boneza | An African Lyrical Story

 

 

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I have reached my destination; I trace calligraphies. My quill seems to pour its ink unto the banks of the Tanganyika Lake. The sacred place, to which from the other side of the frontier, I confined my boredom and worries when I was that youth. Nevertheless, always hence along my way.

How have I arrived at the kraal of the oldest wisdom?

Ubushingatahe!

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Part.2. African’s peaceful’s Means: African Cultural cosmologies By Rais Neza Boneza

 

crossCulture is conceived as the main symbol of the human condition; it might be defined as a collective subconscious, described by the beliefs, behavior, language, and entire way of life of a particular group of people at a particular time. Culture includes customs and ceremonies;  and  also  works  of art,  inventions,  technology,  and traditions.

 

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The unexpected creativity that thrives in refugee camps

James with his latest work. Naohiko Omata, Author provided

James is a sculptor who fled Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and sought refuge in neighbouring Uganda. When it’s not raining, he likes to work outside in front of his small mud and wood hut in Rwamwanja refugee camp. As soon as he starts working, he is surrounded by spectators who are also residents of this refugee camp.

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Part.1. African’s peaceful’s Means: Humanism or Pre-TRANSCEND period by Raïs Neza Boneza

In this series of African’s peaceful means, we will explore through structural research on violence and peace, we shall try to comprehend the conception of conflict in Africa, its cultural roots, its development and its current psychological and physical consequences on African societies.

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The 2015 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop

mini (1)Farafina Trust will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos, organized by award-winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from June 16 to June 26 2015. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. Guest writers who will co-teach the workshop alongside Adichie are the Caine Prize Winning Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, National read more

PRESS RELEASE-CALL FOR THE BN POETRY AWARD 2015

miniThe BN Poetry Foundation is pleased to bring yet another exhilarating, stimulating platform for African poets world-wide. We strongly believe in rewarding great poetry where we can and so, we are filled with abundant enthusiasm as we send out our 2015 call. #BNPA2015

The submissions will be received from January 15 2015 to May 15 2015. By early July, we will send out a long-list read more

A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo By

sources: The Daily Beast  Emmanuel de Merode is fighting rebel armies and a powerful oil company to protect Virunga Park, its animals and its people. His allies? Prince William and Leonardo DiCaprio. But his enemies may be stronger.

VIRUNGA, Congo — On April 15, Prince Emmanuel de Merode’s hulking Land Rover kicked up clouds of dust as he navigated it past the skeletal grey buildings of Goma, a provincial capital in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and on to the bumpy road that would take him to Virunga National Park, his home.

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Hullo my dear freinds

I have been quite silent around here. But now I have decided to publish both my old and new work / activities on this website.

This erea will be then a repository of my earlier and new work/activities. I hope you support and share with me.

Below is a picture of my writers freinds and colleagues during a conference in Entebbe 2013 (Uganda) with the African Writers Trust

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