Tag Archives: poetry

ESTHER, THE PRETTY LITTLE ESSYVERT

NEWS | POETRY By Chifundo Zingunde The art of writing and letting the heart out from self-imaginations to inject papers with ink is not everyone’s step to take. No wonder it is called an art; the source of talent. At the age of 15, affronted, discouraged, Esther Ntombi Ndhlozi, a word artiste born and raised in the northern Capital, Mzuzu ...

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MADZEDZE IN DOUBLE CD & DVD LAUNCH

NEWS | POETRY | EVENT | BE ON THE LOOKOUT By Yona Gondwe Veteran poet, Joseph Madzedze known for his mouth cracking Chichewa poems such as “Mayeso aku usilikali”, and “Achikabudula amuna anga” is set to release a 22 poem compilation dubbed “Nyengo za Madando” and also a 17 poem DVD “Mayeso aku Usilikali” on the 11th of August this ...

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ADDRESSING SOCIAL ISSUES VIA POETRY – THE CASE OF JOHN LEMBI

NEWS | POETRY By Franco Mwachande Jnr Since time immemorial, poetry has always been one of the powerful vessels for disseminating information to multitudes. Locally, the industry has been gaining popularity as it continues welcoming new strong and talented people. Already people serving in the industry continue to capture attention of many to venture into it and join the race ...

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WHITHER NORTHERN REGION POETRY

NEWS | POETRY By Yona Gondwe First things first. I am a northerner, and I am also a poet. Most of you know me as Yona Mlakatuli. Of course, I am a writer too. Over the years, it has been paining me seeing poetry, especially from the northern region growing at a snail’s pace. Get me right here; I am ...

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UNMASKING THE GENIUS IN BUDDING DRAMATIST, FYSON BLESSINGS MUMBA

NEWS | UNTAPPED TALENT By Yona Yona Gondwe. Back in the days, both stage and radio plays used to be the talk of town. Late Du Chisiza junior, late Jack Phiri, the late Christopher GPMG Chiwalo et al; radio and stage plays used to rock. When you look at such a line up, one could not hesitate but truly accept ...

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THE FEMALE FACE OF LOCAL ENGLISH POETRY

UNTAPPED TALENT Upclose with NKT THE POET By Yona Gondwe There’s this unwritten code that bedevils females, Malawian females from daring English poetry industry. Not that we have a battalion of male English poets locally, nop! But pound for pound, female English poets in Malawi are a rare species. One of those rare jewels is one youthful Mzuzu-based icon, NKT ...

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RAPHAEL SITIMA AND HIS POETIC JOURNEY

NEWS | POETRY | ARTS & CULTURE By Yona Gondwe If we could be given a chance to write the history of the modern day poetry in Malawi, that book would be incomplete if one Raphael Mlakatuli Sitima’s name could be absent from the pages. Raphael is no stranger to the country’s word art industry. He is one of the ...

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POET YONA MLAKATULI RELEASES MULTI-LINGUAL POETRY VIDEO

NEWS | POETRY By Our Reporter History in the making! Up and coming poet, Yona Mlakatuli who rose to fame with his Swagala yachimidzi poem has released in what is billed to be the first ever Malawian multi lingual video poem, Mwandisiyilanji. Mwandisiyilanji is a narration of an orphan who is riled by the demise of its parents.  In each ...

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THE POWER OF SPOKEN WORD

THE YOUNG GENERATION By Nomsa Rhudo Mwale It’s been said countless times that it is important for not only the Young Generation but everybody to always guard whatever comes out of their mouths. This is why there is a need to always think properly before we make any statement for fear of the reciprocating reprisals later on. As Young Generation, ...

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PHINDU ZAIE BANDA: THE ICONIC FIGURE IN SPOKEN ART LEAGUE

RAW TALENT OF THE WEEK Date of birth: 11th February 1998 Entertainment sector: Spoken Word poet, actress District of residence: Chikwawa Academic levels: 3rd year at the University of Malawi, Chancellor College, where she is studying Social Science, majoring in Sociology. Profile by Lawrence Nachipo Phindu Zaie Banda, is driven by her passion to break the silence surrounding inequalities more ...

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