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FAITH is the Vaccine to calm down TURBULENCE-Brave Voices@70

BRAVE VOICES POETRY JOURNAL is the scripture of FREEDOM religion, with her twin’s doctrine of justice and resilience. It comprises two Testaments. (1) the old testament of precolonial Africa; from Genesis of civilization through Exodus to slavery. From kings; Mansa,Tshaka , Selassie…through Psalms; Senghor, Diops,Okara,Brutus. (2)the new Testament of post colonial Africa;with the birth of revolution and the Trinity of Uhuru, Ubuntu and Unhu.the Gospel of Africanism according to Sankara, the Gospel of resilience according to Mandela. It spreads the Gospel of peace,love and hope across Africa and the world. It preaches against tyranny and oppression of fellow humans as well as kick against corruption in high places and embezzlement of public funds. The year 2020 is a turbulent year of panic caused by the devil’s bad breath of Covid-19 pandemic. Humans and economies are being lockdown and knockdown. It is a stormy period which requires the anchor of FAITH to calm the turbulence. FAITH is the vaccine for immunity against the dreaded pandemic.This 70th edition of the BRAVE VOICES POETRY JOURNAL features scientists and doctors of letters with their tested and trusted vaccines of FAITH.With Nigeria in focus, Brave Voices deployed her scientists to take samples and experiment. Nigeria with her twin’s pandemic of Covid-19 and corruption needs more attention( Blurb by Guest Editor of BRAVE VOICES 70, Acclaimed Poet and Seasoned Educationist)

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Our June Edition Guest Editor is Poet Francis Otole,

All Submissions re sent to bravevoicespoetry@gmail.com. Writers must not send Attachment. Send your material as body mail messages and include short profiles of the Writer. The THEME for this EDITION is FAITH-We have suffered the brunt of the COVID 19 menace for the last 5 months, we are hoping for a miraculous end of this menacing pandemic. And remember Faith the protein of to the balanced and unbalanced diet. The entries must have a SUBJECT LINE written as Brave Voices 70 Submission, FAITH.

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INSIDE #RevolutionPoetryStudio with Literary Tigress Munia Khan

#BRAVE VOICES POETRY JOURNAL is maturing every season like the proverbial wine in old wine sacks. We are over- joyed to profile excellence, to archive prowess and to speak revolution. Today, WOMAWORDS #Founding eDitor #Mbizo Chirasha sat for a Tate to Tate with #Iconic Poetry Lioness of Bangladesh#MUNIA KHAN. An Acclaimed Poet of unmatchable standards. Her myriad of writings is the graffiti swag donned by Airport lounges. Amazingly, her poems are taglines carved on illustrious plaques of business malls across nations. The heave of her poesy is a valuable ingredient of oxygen for digital thickets of our times. The lyrical dexterity is refreshment to literary famished souls. Her pen is a blazing gun to roast unrepentant -pseudo revolutionary cockerels as they squander earth treasures in barricaded pizzerias and officialdoms without restraint. Her voice is a chant of defiance. Her poetic ink bathes cheap propaganda zealots into clean disciples of truth. Her revolutionary pen is a whip lashing at corruption hardened bottoms of political imbeciles drunk with fake ideological cocaine. Her writings are a soul song to the living and departed. #Legendary. #Our Vision 2020 is a signal for our giant step into literary arts culture stardom. Together WE Rise, #BRAVE Voices Press eDitor.

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Talking Poetry, Nsah Mala An African Poet Patriot

Mala boldly interrogates the present day African with a poetic whip in his hand. his pen is his whipping sjmbok. The poem “Refugees” reflects the rot that stinks in African rondavels: “Out of their abodes, something pulled them: natural – earthquake, flood, eruption, tsunami… man-made – strike, coup, war, terrorism… War and terror are the worst of them all.” The poem grapples with pain, displacement, identity crisis and lack of belongingness. And these are contemporary African crises, which have become generational, even after the calamities of slavery and colonialism. These tragic crises mainly come from within; they are perpetuated by warlords, poor governance, terrorism, banditry, despotism and corruption by the post-independent African leadership. In the same poem, the poet also points out how the angry finger of God contributes to nature-caused tragedies: earthquakes, floods, eruptions and tsunamis. These natural tragedies are not only threatening the African child but also go beyond African borders