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World poets celebrate 100th episode of Uddan Little Magazine live

World poets celebrate 100th episode of Uddan Little Magazine live

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid CAIRO: With the start of Covid-19 epidemic that invaded the world, Uddan Little Magazine has planned a virtual path in which poetry will be read on Uddan TV channel online. Over the course of months, prominent world poets from many countries joined Uddan Nights to recite their poems in the live show […]

Tenants of the House: The novel, the film and the author

Tenants of the House: The novel, the film and the author

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid CAIRO: “Tenants of the House” is a socio-political film, inspired by the novel written by Dr. Wale Okediran, a medical doctor, former President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), and current general secretary of Pan African Writers Association (PAWA). I came to know Dr. Okediran when he invited me to be […]

A society changed by journalists: Seriousness is the key

A society changed by journalists: Seriousness is the key

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid Text of the speech delivered by Ashraf Aboul-Yazid at the World Journalists Conference (WJC 2022) As a boy, I started my career as a dreaming journalist.  I only had in mind the image of that young journalist (Tin Tin) in his adventures; traveling, writing, photographing, chasing the bad guys, revealing the truth, using […]

Togo symposium: Environmental issues in modern Arabic poetry of North Africa

Togo symposium: Environmental issues in modern Arabic poetry of North Africa

  By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, Egypt Lomé: This morning, the first session of the International Literary Symposium (SYLITO) will start in Togo, hosted by the Togolese capital, Lomé, on April 22 and 23 April, on the topic: “The Contribution of African Literature to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.” The Symposium is organized by the Pan African Writers […]

Lomé hosts International Literary Symposium of Togo

Lomé hosts International Literary Symposium of Togo

The national monument of Togo is Independence Monument, Lomé By Ashraf Dali, President, Asia Journalists Association (AJA) LOMÉ: Professor Koumealo Anate, the President the Togolese Writers Association (AET), announced that the first edition of the International Literary Symposium of Togo (SYLITO) will be in the Togolese capital city Lomé on April 22- 23 on the theme: […]

Eswatini: The Hidden War in Africa

Eswatini: The Hidden War in Africa

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid Asia Journalists Association, President CAIRO: As the whole world is busy with the war in a European country, there is another war that could break out if not dealt with responsibility. This is going to happen in Eswatini; officially the Kingdom of Eswatini and formerly named in English as Swaziland. It is […]

Read to save ground water

Read to save ground water

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid ACCRA: Dr. Wale Okediran, Secretary General of the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) gave the opening address at Kole Gono Community Library, Accra, Ghana, celebrating the Water World Day on March 22. The event was attended by the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, and the UNESCO Country Representative to Ghana. Dr. Okediran […]

One hundred years after his death, Russian Poet Nikolai Gumilev resumes his travels

One hundred years after his death, Russian Poet Nikolai Gumilev resumes his travels

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Ashraf Dali) Asia Journalist Association President CAIRO: Nikolai Gumilev (April 15, 1886 – August 26, 1921) was an influential Russian poet, literary critic, traveler, and military officer. He was a cofounder of the Acheist Movement in Russian poetry. He was the husband of the well-known Russian poetess and the father of researcher, […]

The Globalisation of Fear

The Globalisation of Fear

Illustration from imperialglobalexeter By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Ashraf Dali) Asia Journalist Association President CAIRO: The Globalisation of Fear has been the perfect business to trade in our world; name it the fear of pandemics, the fear of wars, the fear of authoritative regimes, the fear of hunger, the fear of censorship, along with many other types […]

Pan African Writers Association announces poetry laureates

Pan African Writers Association announces poetry laureates

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President, Asia Journalist Association ACCRA, GHANA: The Lilt of The Rebel, a collection of poems by Obari Gomba, a professor of English at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has won the 2022 Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) poetry prize. The Lilt Of The Rebel was announced as the winner in a […]

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