The French Election has become much more important than just another European Election. The very reason is one outcome in particular could have earth shattering impacts beyond the shores of continental Europe. If incumbent President Emmanuel Macron wins […]
Humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine?! The 42nd day of the Russian aggression.
(Initially published on 13 Apr 2022) Pretending to be unaware does not help court nor while telling the story to loved ones. Before we come to the main question, let me draw […]
Writers have the power to make incremental contributions to make the world a better place, J.E. Sibi-Okumu
.E. Sibi-Okumu is a playwright from Kenya. The socio-political evolution of his country is a constant inspiration for him. Almost all his plays involve music and dance. He also writes prose and poetry and is a regular columnist. He is a *Chevalier des Palmes Académiques.
Africa has contributed immensely to the development of global literature- Folu Agoi
Folu Agoi, President of the Nigerian Centre of PEN International (aka PEN Nigeria), erstwhile Chairman of Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA, Lagos Branch (March 13, 2004 – October 13, 2007), winner of BBC Poetry Competition (2001) and several other awards – including Prof Wole Soyinka Award for Literature (2007), Mother Drum Golden Award for Excellence (2012), The Tutuola Palm for Poetry award (by The Delta Book Club; July 23, 2019), and SWANA 2020 Poetry Competition (Nov 7, 2020; SWANA…
I started writing in my school notebooks when I was eleven- Stanley Gazamba￼
Stanley Gazemba’s novel, ‘The Stone Hills of Maragoli’, published in the USA as ‘Forbidden Fruit’ (The Mantle, NY) won the Jomo Kenyatta prize for Kenyan Literature in 2003. He is also the author of ‘Khama’ (shortlisted for the Wilbur and Niso Smith Adventure Writing Prize, also published by The Mantle), ‘Ghettoboy’ (shortlisted for the Kwani? Manuscript Prize) and ‘Callused Hands’. His collection of short stories, ‘Dog Meat Samosa’ was recently published by Regal House Publishing of Raleigh, USA. His novel, ‘Footprints in the Sand’ will be published in Sweden in 2022.
I want my stories to go beyond Kenya- Cynthia Abdallah
Cynthia Abdallah is a Kenyan-born writer, poet and educator. She is the author of My Six Little Fears (poetry) and The Musunzu Tree (short stories) and The Author’s Feet (poetry). She currently lives and works in Venezuela, South America, where she teaches Language and Literature. Her work has appeared in numerous online magazines and in print. These include The Tokyo Poetry Journal (Japan), Kwani? Uchaguzi Edition(Kenya), Ake Review (Nigeria), Quailbell Magazine (USA), Kalahari Review (Kenya), Nalubaale Review(Uganda), Active Muse (India) and the Bodies and Scars anthology by Ghana Literary Journal.
Cancellation of Colombo Suburban Railway Project – Blunders of Plunderers By Dhanuka Dickwella
If a man’s ego is way bigger than his own life, it could bring more damage to him as well as & an entire nation. I have nothing personal against the well […]
Russia -Ukraine conflict – where does the Global South Stand with a reference to Asian continent & BRICS by Dhanuka Dickwella
Global South & North is not a geographic divide. Although technically the regions of Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania are considered Global south the term refers to a whole lot of different realities. Global […]
Can we change the rotten Political culture of Sri Lanka
By Dhaka Dickwella The voice for a change has been echoed on the streets of Colombo & across the whole of Sri Lanka. Peoples’ frustration over issues that has accumulated over the years as well as […]
United International Support of Ukraine?Myth or Reality? Are there lies?
Initially published on 08 Apr 2022. Calling salt sugar does not make it sweeter. In fact, it distorts both terms. Why one would call something by another name – intentionally different? Fact […]
Uber – the Bull in the china shop of the Sri Lankan Transportation sector
By Dhaka Dickwella Uber is a helpful app that has helped Sri Lankans to a greater extent. It is convenient, cost effective & useful. But there are certain aspects that are alarming […]
War against Ukraine, the first month – Russian Failure or part of the Scenario?!
The first paper. Initially published on 06 March 2022 The key point, which the free world has failed so many times to take care of, is the understanding of the amount of […]
Holy Mess of Sri Lankan Transportation sector by Dhanuka Dickwella
A developed , sustainable , safe & efficient transport system is of paramount importance to any country’s development. That has been proven for millenniums. From ancient Rome to historical Anuradhapura to modern […]
Occupation of Ukraine?!
The second paper. (initially published on 24 March 2022): https://www.linkedin.com/posts/kostiantyn-t-67a498139_occupation-of-ukraine-the-second-paper-activity-6915750642716155904-rGwR?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web It has not happened yet. However, nothing real, adequately real has been done to prevent the tragedy except usual, well-trained simulations of […]