I woke up to wonderful news this morning. My Profile and Haiku have been included in The Haiku Foundation’s Haiku Registry. Yes, you read right! The prestigious Haiku Foundation’s Haiku Registry!!!
Very much appreciated, Billie Wilson and all the guys at the Haiku Foundation.
Please, check out the link below and read all about me, (Afua Peprah, aka Cestone, aka Celestine 🙂 🙂 🙂 ) and my haiku. God is good!!!
Happy New Year to you all my lovely friends. I pray this year brings us all much joy and achievement. I am on leave but I shall be blogging every now and then.
Today, I’m posting well, a sort of review of AFRIKU, HAIKU AND SENRYU FROM GHANA. by Adjei Agyei Baah, a fellow Ghanaian and one of the first to write haiku, (long before me) in Ghana. He is the first to coin the term Afriku; haiku written to denote the peculiar culture and imagery of Africa.
Adjei’s is able to capture the depth and wealth of African sounds, sights, images and smells in simple and yet rich language. The added beauty of this debut jewel of a haiku and senryu collection is the translations from English into the local vernacular, Akan.
How excited l was yesterday as l delved into the book and feasted my eyes and senses.
Simply check these out:
perhaps heaven weeps
How very apt. How so profound.
the heart fall
of a mother
My heart did a flip when l read this. Motherhood, the joys and pain.
just a moment –
distant lightening connects
sky and earth.
The sheer brilliance, the beauty of such a phenomenon as l imagined it.
About the Author
Adjei Agyei-Baah is a founding partner of Poetry Foundation Ghana, a teacher, and lecturer for Serwaa Nyarko Girls Senior High School, Kumasi and Institute of Continuing and Distance Education, University of Ghana respectively. He is also the co-editor of Poetry Ink Journal, a yearly poetry anthology in Ghana. He is widely anthologized both home and abroad and among his outstanding works are the praise songs “Ashanti” and “Ghost on Guard” written for the King of Ashanti and the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana respectively.
Adjei is a devotee of the Japanese poetry form haiku and has written and published in e-zines and international journals such as Frogpond, World Haiku Review, The Heron’s Nest, Shamrock etc. and is one of the top winners of 3rd Japan–Russia Haiku Contest 2014, organized by Akita International University, Japan, making him the ultimate recipient of the Akita Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Award.
Adjei is a co-founder of Africa Haiku Network, and co-launched ‘The Mamba’, Africa’s first international haiku journal.
Merry Christmas to all my lovely friends, home and abroad. May the Season bring you good cheer and all that you wish for. I take this opportunity to thank all those who downloaded or ordered copies of Haiku Rhapsodies from Amazon. God bless you abundantly. To my numerous customers who bought Haiku Rhapsodies from me here in Ghana and who continue to buy copies even now, I say God richly bless you. I appreciate you all.
I also thank my numerous blogging friends for the love and support over the years. Very much appreciated.
Please, make someone, or your loved one happy this Season by giving him or her a copy of Haiku Rhapsodies as a Christmas gift. You could download copies from Amazon or Inbox me for copies here in Ghana. Thanks a million. 🙂
beyond the hollow stare
ChristmasCopyright © Celestine Nudanu 23/12/16
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