A word from the publishers
This collection of poems was put together with the intention that readers enjoy it immensely. The blend of poetry with art gives it a unique quality that will guide the readers' imagination into the everyday life of love, motherhood, relationships, politics, war, hope, religion and even death that each poem explores. This collection has assembled works of both established writes like OKOT P'BITEK, TIMOTHY WANGUSA and HENRY BARLOW and new interesting voices that will certainly inspire the readers. The artists who have worked on the poems have encased immense talent in the poems. Hurray to them! The combination of poetry and painting is aimed at promoting the unity of the arts and it should inspire a new trend of cooperation.
This project is an infant of the FEMRITE Readers Writers Club, a discussion group that meets at FEMRITE every Monday evening. In our call for poems, to be published in this unique anthology, emphasis was put on originality, clarity, creativity and specified length.About 40 poems were received from which 20 were finally selected. Hopefully this is the first of the many coming poetry anthologies of this unique nature.