Poetry

My Painful Poetry

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 31, 2020 MY PAINFUL POETRY Its rhymes are of the poverty stripped widows in Liberia. Its symbols are of the slain cops freezing on the mortuary slabs of Gambia Its imagery is of […]

Children of Xenophobia

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 26, 2020 CHILDREN OF XENOPHOBIA Children eating bullets and firecrackers Beggars of smile and laughter Silent corpses sleeping away fertile dreams Povo chanting new nude wretched slogans Overstayed exiles eating beetroot and African […]

Identity Apples

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 23, 2020 IDENTITY APPLES I am a fat skeleton, resurrecting from the sad memories of dada and dark mysteries of animism I am Buganda I bleed hope I drip the honey of fortune […]

Diary of Povo

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 16, 2020 DIARY OF POVO Another whistle from election fervent fathers Another ululation from slogan drugged mothers In Chimoio we roasted bullets like mealie cobs for breakfast In Nyadzonia we boiled grenades like […]

DIMPLES OF FREEDOM

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 9, 2020 DIMPLES OF FREEDOM Dimples of mighty river donga, river Sokoto flowing honey of liberation, dripping sweetness of decades Of freedom harvest Taraba and ekuku flowing with seasons coming after one another […]

DICTATOR’S DOEKS

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 2, 2020 DICTATOR’S DOEKS Grandma’s sweat bathes the statehouse tarmacs, Poverty shaved fathers are the glitter that replaced floodlights and stolen lampposts Brother is the anointed fisherman catching political breams for the presidential […]

Presidential Griot

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, July 2, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL GRIOT Sometimes memories smell like a dictator’s fart We once jived to our own shadows under the silver moon and our shadows danced along with us, we rhymed to the […]

AZANIA!!

AZANIA!!

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, June 14, 2020 AZANIA!! Azania! I have a song for you A song of bees feasting the rainbow nectar on the tattered petals of the revolution Egoli! I have a love song for you […]

Maiduguri

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, June 14, 2020 MAIDUGURI I am Biafra sitting on oil I am bleeding uranium and tea I am loaded with ashes and flesh of Sambisa Carrying whistles and obscenities of wrong revolutions Roasting daughters […]

Miles Megaciph

World BEYOND War Podcast Episode 15: Miles Megaciph, Hiphop Artist and Peace Activist

By Marc Eliot Stein, June 20, 2020 “That’s when I saw this whole thing as a charade. I knew it was wrong.” I’ve been wanting to interview Miles Megaciph for the World BEYOND War podcast since hearing him perform at […]