Poetry

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 […]

Kongo

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, June 14, 2020 Kongo Your past is a mint of blood and tears Daughters tearing their way to decay Sons castrated by poverty and superguns, Kongo Dream battered and bruised Your conscience poliorised by […]

Demons Grazing

Demons Grazing

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, June 14, 2020 DEMONS GRAZING 1 Democracy does not heal the syphilis of apartheid It never healed the hepatitis of racism It is the ritual of the governed to govern though they remain governed […]

Ethiopia

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, June 14, 2020 See talking slums silenced tongues freedom silenced hope killed a bling of ghettos collapsed humanity Mothers weeping, under the compression of religion trees dripping tears Ethiopia your festering open wounds you […]

Empty Dream

By Mbizo CHIRASHA, World BEYOND War, June 11, 2020 I see rains of hatred pounding the face of juba Socialists and mongers breakfasting human delicacies Political drunkards lolling feeble voters to night mares and empty dreams New born democrats buried […]