Activism, Articles, Features, Great-Lakes Conflict & Peace, Poetry, Stories 0 comments on The Collapse of a Titan by Rais Neza Boneza

The Collapse of a Titan by Rais Neza Boneza

Lumumba

Near madness,
Strangled in the North, the Equator– Ngbadolite, Ngemena, to the Ubangui border– In the center, Tetela land–
Kisangani, Bunia–
In the south, the land of copper, Katanga, Cornered on all sides, deprived country, Following the indomitable flows of its destiny.

Screams are so deep,
Yet the silence around, so guilty. Today, his ride is clothed
With the shameful read more

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Therapy Strategy to Remedy African Instability By Rais Neza Boneza

 

Diagnosis: Negative Leadership

In the 60s, most of the African countries snatched precipitately their independences from the colonialists. Most of the time without a broad and unify vision to reconcile the leadership and the popular emancipatory aspirations of the people. In this context, without considering the specificity of the continent history, the victory of emancipation was short-lived and read more

Activism, Articles, Features, Great-Lakes Conflict & Peace, Papers, Poetry, Stories 1 comment on LUO NYATITI MUSIC FROM KENYA

LUO NYATITI MUSIC FROM KENYA

Nyatiti is an eight-stringed plucked lyre from Kenya. It is a classical instrument used by the Luo people located in the Nyanza western region in Kenya. It is about three feet long. The player of Nyatiti holds it to his chest, seated on a low stool, with the base firmly to the ground. Usually it is played together with the oporo, a curved horn

Goyo Otenga is the dance for Nyatiti music. read more

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Impisi

Impisi (HYENA) 

Her heart empty of vitality

She succumbs with her tragedy

Taken out of her territory

She thinks about her history

From her despair, she is withering

From the time, she waits for the grave

Far from her shelter, she lives as renegade

From the pack, she is the survivor

Queen of emptiness

Her sentiments confounded to sadness

Soul fatigued and full of pain

Her read more

Activism, Articles, Features, review, Stories 0 comments on Revolt of the Black athlete The hidden history of Muhammad Ali By David Zirin

Revolt of the Black athlete The hidden history of Muhammad Ali By David Zirin

Appeared in International Socialist Review Issue 33, January–February 2004

Dave Zirin is the author of Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports (Haymarket Books, 2007), The Muhammad Ali Handbook (MQ Publications, 2007), and What’s My Name, Fool? (Haymarket Books, 2005). He is Press Action’s 2005 and read more

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Dinanga, the Ark of Refuge

Eighteen days since the ship began its voyage toward
the distant capital town of Kin-Malebo;
On the majestic river Congo; sailing slowly and hesitantly
on the vicious liquid leaving behind the foretold
fall of a regime in disarray.
We have tamped everything down under the bags of cassava;
the life conditions are unimaginable on the barges.

Solitude!

When the shadow of the night appears, the torrential
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