Beginning October 2020 ,Ugandan rising Poet and girlchild Activist Awadifo Olga Kili assumes the role of Social Media Ambassador and Brand Influencer at Africa Writers Caravan. Her role ends in October 2021 and it might be renewed depending on her activities schedule come next year and 2022.The rising poet and activist Awadifo is spiritedly creative and gifted with gem wisdom for positive change. At the rare age of 21 years , her writings are immensely published in journals home and abroad. She has released two book collections.Africa Writers Caravan is proud to be associated with excellence ,resilience and prowess. We trust that Kili will help grow the writers caravan brand to some greater hieghts and also learn more our literary arts curatorship interventions during her tenure of service. One of her biggest roles during her tenure is to coordinate an African Verse Journal that will feature writings of young students in Universities, Colleges and high schoolaround Africa. The project goes a long way to preserve and grow our African Word Culture.We want to welcome into the Caravan, Influencer and Poet Awadifo Olga Kili. Your talents are profoundly appreciated.
Come back home, Africa!
Come back home, Africa!
Mayibuye, grandma Africa!
Oh my Africa,I cherish the golden old days
Gifted with rays of glory and beauty of traditions
While decked with bronze, gold and ivory.
Africa, the Canaan blessed with honey and milk,
Land of plenty,
A tabernacle for harmony,
And a temple of peace.
Oh Africa, I yearn for those golden years.
A jewel and the succulent breast of mother earth.
Africa my homeland, Africa the cradle of mankind
This verse is my ritual of solidarity.
Come back Africa!
Your grandchildren are grieving your silence.
We sing for the return of the shining moon
And the glow of the sun over the land of greatness,
sacred beauty, Africa of Sahara,Africa of Kalahari,
Africa my beauty.
Oh my Africa, I miss the mist quilted hills
And fog hugged valleys,
The golden dew clutched footpath to the cornfields
I cherish the soprano of doves,
the tenor of young monkeys from hilltops,
and the baritone of frogs praising God for rain.
I love you Africa,you’re a Godly monument
Ancient house endowed with fortune and fertility.
Africa, once the land of plenty
Your beautiful souls drink from palm wine calabashes
and bathe in coconut oil.
Dear Africa, I cherish grandma’s granary
belching with grain and life.
Africa,you are the beat of my song
and the rhythm of my dance.
Oh i miss the golden ancient times.
Your fontanelle carries the sacredness of riddles
and holiness of folktales,my Africa.
Come back Africa!
AWADIFO OLGA KILI is a Ugandan Award winning Author, Law Student, Poet, Human Rights Activist.Kili is the Author of the books “Victorious Tales” which is human rights based and Echoes of Wails which addresses concerns and raising issues concerning the well-being of young girls, promoting their education and raising a generation of Young girls who know who they are. She is a representative of young women, girls and Young writers at the Womawords Hall of Fame.Some of her writings have featured in various anthologies and journals internationally.
Mbizo CHIRASHA, the Author of a Letter to the President. co-Authored Whispering Woes of Ganges and Zambezi. Co-Edited Street Voices Poetry Collection (Germany Africa Poetry Anthology). Co- Editor of the Corpses of Unity Anthology. Associate Editor at Diasporia(n) online. Chief Editor at Time of the Poet Republic. Founding Editor at WomaWords Literary Press. Publisher at Brave Voices Poetry journal. Curator at Africa Writers Caravan. UNESCO-RILA Affiliate Artist at University of Glasgow. 2020 Poet in Residence Fictional Café. 2019 African Fellow, IHRAF.ORG. Project Curator and Co-Editor of the Second Name of Earth is Peace (Poetry Voices Against WAR Anthology). Contributing Essayist to Monk Arts and Soul Magazine. Poetry and writtings appear in FemAsia Magazine ,Wrath -Bearing Tree, Inksweat andtears journal , One Ghana One Magazine, Ofi Press, World Poetry Almanac, Demer Press , Atunis Galaxy poetry online , IHRAF Publishes , The Poet a Day , Bezine.Com , Sentinel UK, Oxford School of Poetry Pamphlet , Africa Crayons, PulpitMagazine,Poetry Pacific, Zimbolicious , Best New Poets ,Poetry Bulawayo , Gramnet webjournal, Diogen Plus , Poeisis.si , Festival de Poesia Medellin and elsewhere .