Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Lens through 'The Voice of a Shadow' poetry anthology - 2016: Preview

Maun born, Onalethuso Petruss Buyile Ntema has revealed plans to publish a second poetry collection entitled 'The Voice of a Shadow: Life, Reality and Mental inspiration poetry' late 2016 and a Setswana anthology 'POKO-PUO'.

The author of SOUL SEEDS: Reality and Mental inspiration poetry, published in  early 2014 by Xlibris Publishng (United Kingdom), a #CreativeTourism entrepreneur, a Creative writer, Spoken wordist and Folk-Reggae musician  indicated that 'the second book is a special package to the reader; the navigator of mind and thought' in that it reflects on daily life situations, nature and wildlife inspiration, socio-economics and politics (power, hegemony and social inequities) and social stratification (elitism vs totalitarianism, social class and poverty crime and deviance), social transformation (micro and macro societal analysis and social commentary), social concepts (love and life, pain and death) and cultural regard. 
                                                                Mambo Ntema as he is known, hinted that 'the third, which is a Setswana poetry collection of 50 poems (folklore inspired) tallies in historical and folk heritage to promote the Botswana cultural diversity especially that of the Bayei, BaHambukushu, BaSubiya (veIkuhane), BaSarwa (!Nxanikhwee) and the greater Botswana communities. Stories of the old are told in spoken but poetic kind...'

"In the first anthology SOUL SEEDS: Reality and Mental Inspiration poetry (2014), we were exploring the self from traditions of thought, emotions, culture, life and death. In this extended dialogue of thought, (the mind and emotions) the social structural components, and reality, the subject of concern is the “self and the shadow (beyond shadows)”. The anthology has gathered scattered thoughts (through a social control model that blend its principles) on social action. However, in this edition of inspirational poetry pieces, The Shadow, Beyond Shadows: Life, Reality and Mental Inspiration poetry”, the writer seeks to walk further a journey into patterns of life and its diversity in mental reasoning and reality..." he said. A special dedication to his daughter (Deczybelle Daisy Shiloh), mother Ndaruka Ntema, late brother Modisa Ntema and late mentor Anthony John Berry (UK).

                         The book is a creative thought that crawls wisely, to promote the culture of the reading few but masses (in context to its content and matter), the different models of micro (and macro) Sociological thought relative to daily life between interactants and (their) situations. Questions as rhetoric and complex have been asked in loudest and silent voices, to which circumstances as ideal become real and likewise.  How would you tell, or do, if today were your last moment on earth? What would you do before gone? Will you fear? Do you fear? Why been you cry tears without smile? Are you lonely? Are you rejected? Do you ever listen to your heart?

                             Imaginatively, conditions prevail when life hardens before us, but realistically not. Instantly, life is like a misty morning that fades away when the sun shines. And particularly, we are bound to live and gone, yet psychological spiritualities may differ in traditions of (their) spoken words.  Cultures inter-marry into one universal love, that umbrellas nations of the Most High. And have shadowed in trans-dynamic faces over time, with thoughts, expressions and questions (of and for, or between the self and the inner self) as thus:

Do you know who and what you are? What word do I and you utter to our ears deaf? What worth does it matter our fears dead? Which school need we serve better before dead? What would you say before gone? Will you tear? Who does care and bother? Do you know why you live? Would you give? Are you humbly lonely? Are you? Are you calmly (or frowned at when) rejected? Do you ever listen to your heart and soul? Does the music strings better deeper— in your heart than vessels of your oneBlood? Do you envy the other? Who is the chained soul between us? Or you are [an] opposite of the other?
                                                                                It has been a dozen life circumstances of adversaries that befriended ours, tragedies of countless harm and hopelessness, cages of mental slavery and loss, rages of jealousy, and memories of the past. Adventures of life have taught us to become a significant self without fear to many a challenge:
Let love reign for us to become as one. Let love to innocent faces. Cherish their kindness, and their joy. Let love within your heart. Let love lead us through. And stay in love as a people; be at peace as a person tomorrow, today and the day before.

                                                                                           This is another journey that journeys to spoken wordsmiths and readers of poetic expressions of reason and inspiration to find and seek what you seek to find! Lead your eye to a memory; lead your foot to a journey beyond the shadows!

Why this book and its audience?
The Shadow (Beyond Shadows): Life, Reality and Mental inspiration poetry is a “soul searcher of the inner person” that seeks to find comfort in readers of motivational and inspiring poetry pieces. It takes the reader to the journey of life and reality, a long walk to the inner self inspiration and interpersonal strength. It explores such issues as self autonomy, tolerance and peaceful thought, nature and its abundant wilderness, culture and its transformative diversity, team work and togetherness, and spiritual freedom (when and as) time reveals the (un)expected. The soul that delights the eye and talks to their silent other.
Life is a shadow— beyond which we are shadows of life,
And each shadow knows its follow; when lions roar like mountain climbers—
Our voices echo in silent voices loud— but our passion has dozen more as life,
We are the seed that soils in scattered but gathered arms of dozen smiles,
Why don’t we become seekers of truth to overstand[1] the sign of the times?

The book is at 230 pages long, with more than 200 poems and a few quotes. The author intends a 250-300 pages poetry collection by the time of publication late 2016. The experience gathered through the publishing process in 2014 has firmed the author's investment models to further his wings beyond the physical borders to reach the world in its four corners in a circle, in an attempt to increase the product mobility and sales. Ntema is yet to identify a publisher for the compilation. The book features collaboration pieces with creative writers from Botswana (Juby Peacock, Ophadile Mmakgosi Tau, Nametso D. Phonchi, Nobert Mathumo, Lucky Bulayani, Mpho Leteng, Moemedi Tebogo, Yolanda Nkonjera, Khonzani Nhlalo Zambwe), South Africa (Pearl Sanelisiwe G. Ndlovu), Zimbabwe (Donald Munyaradzi Kuutsi, Monica Munashe Rupazo, Simbarashe Mudukuti), and Zambia, Namibia, Ghana, Burundi, Senegal, Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya, Australia, Italy, USA, Malaysia, Germany, China, Japan etc collaborations on-going.

Book cover: POKO-PUO: Tswana Same, 2016
Book cover: The VOICE of a SHADOW, 2016

Credit to the Wordsmiths:
Lucky M. Bulayani – Botswana
Nobert J-Nathan Mathumo – Botswana
Mmakgosi Ophadile Anita Tau – Botswana
Thabo Prince Katlholo – Botswana
Moemedi Tebogo – Botswana
Bojosi Ditshwele – Botswana
Pearl Sanelisiwe Ndlovu – Republic of South Africa
Yolanda Nkonjera – Botswana
Khonzani Nhlalo Zambwe – Botswana
Jennifer Legotlwane – Botswana
Donald Munyaradzi Kuutsi – Zimbabwe
Dzikamayi Chando – Zimbabwe
Juby Peacock – Botswana
Angelina Anthea Bong – Malaysia
Priskath October Katholo – Botswana
Ponatshegelo Katholo – Botswana
Legodile Seganabeng – Botswana
Nametso Dorothy Ponchi – Botswana
Mpho Leteng – Botswana
Obusitswe Eric Motswasele – Botswana
Saidi Mdala - Botswana

Martina Postelt – Germany
Alejandra Wolf – Spain
Theresa Govert – USA
Etsuko Nagayama - Japan

Graphics and Documentation
Usch Pilz – Translator, Photographer, Germany
Kedirebofe Mosadi Pelontle – Journalist (Reporter), Botswana
Keitebe Kgosikebatho – Journalist (Reporter), Botswana
Nobert Mathumo – Dysis Photography, Botswana
Tumelo Prince Mokongwa – Ishyn Gates Graphics Media & Arts, Botswana
Masule Kachana – DeBoo Graphics, Botswana
Gaamangwe Joy Mogami – Afro-Artivism 
Thabo Katlholo - The Black Apostle, author/novelist, Princeville

[1] More than under-standing. An ability to determine between two equations of life; reaching that ‘level of the mental complex-one’ concept.

1 comment:

  1. More fire in the ink your pen drips.... may the word continue to flow in us