Exactly one year after the death of world renowned poet Dr. Maya Angelou, Hinovelty – a Nigerian based life-betterment organization has launched an anthology of over 50 poems dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou titled ‘The Phenomenal Woman Poetry Anthology: A Collection of Poems in Honor of Dr. Maya Angelou.’
The book features works from poets from different countries including the USA, Nigeria, India, South Africa, Botswana, Jamaica, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Philipine, Cameroun, Ghana, et cetera. This book was officially unveiled on 28th May 2015.
The idea for the book was inspired by Dr. Angelou in her role as an author, civil rights activist, teacher, life mentor and by and large her written contributions that changed the lives of many people.
“The anthology is a dedication honoring the poetic icon, Dr. Angelou who left a legacy for us to thrive and better ourselves and the communities in which we live”, said Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, a leader at Hinovelty.
In June 2014, Hinovelty put out a call to action on their blog, Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as on other blogs and news sites, requesting writers to submit their poems for the anthology.
They received an overwhelming contribution of poems submitted by poets from all over the world.
“The book was written to cause a social change that upholds values and uproots vices through the celebration of good role models, such as Dr. Angelou and to inspire the reader to live a purpose-driven life. And secondly to remind Dr. Angelou’s family that her memory and good works will be evergreen in our own lives”, added Mr Onuoha.
The contributing poets include published authors and prolific poets who are seasoned as well as uprising ones.
“As a young published author I have always been inspired by Maya Angelou and it’s a humbling experience for me to be a part of this history making experience, where I get the opportunity to honor the great woman that she was”, said Lerato Matsaneng a contributing poet and co-editor of the anthology.
Ogwo David Emenike, a young sage and poet is a co-editor of this work.The foreword of this book was written by Eriata Oribhabor, a renown poet and poetry promoter.
All the proceeds from the book will be used for youth and women empowerment programs.
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Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha and Lerato Matsaneng on firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are happy to publish the final Shortlist for ‘The Phenomenal Woman Poetry Anthology’ in honor of Maya Angelou.
Here is the list of poets and writers whose work will appear in this book of legacy:
Christen a AV William
Karoly Sandor Pallor
Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo
Mamello Keketso Sago
Abegunde Sunday Olaoluwa
Dan Saefullah Mustapha
Anurag A. Sharma
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Mbenkum Elvis Kinyuy
Victoria Sophie Mamvura-Giwa
Trinisa M. Pitts
Eric Kombey Wolete
Oloyede Charles Akinropo
Mmakgosi Ophadile Tau
Ngoanannete David Lekhanya
Sigeh Leonard Lenjo
Oy in Oludipe
Ipinlaye Oluwakamiye Phoebe
Bismark Seth Okpoku
Paul Abiola Oku-Ola
Melissa Carruthers Wilson
Ogwo David Emenike
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
We at Hinovelty congratulate you all for being chosen for this ageless work.
“With our writing, we will right the world.”
We at Hinovelty happily publish the official shortlist of great souls whose creative works were approved by our judges and they are the contributors whose works will appear in 'The Phenomenal Woman Poetry Anthology‘ book. Below are their names:
Paul Alowo (Nigeria)
Dumiso Gatsha (Botswana)
Idowu Joshua (Nigeria)
Anurag A. Sharma (India)
Koketso Marishane (South Africa)
Amaka Imani Nkosazana (USA)
Trinisa M. Pitts (USA)
Paul Abiola Oku-ola (Nigeria)
Emilly Achieng (Kenya)
Kealeboga Mosekiemang (Botswana)
Olamide Oderinle (Nigeria)
Oloyede Charles Akinropo (Nigeria)
Victoria S Mamvura-Gava
Bob McNeil (USA)
Oyin Oludipe (Nigeria)
Ipinlaye Oluwakamiye Phebe (Nigeria)
Christena AV Williams (Jamaica)
Abegunde Sunday Olaoluwa (Nigeria)
Thabo Moloi (South Africa)
Ralph Llyod (Liberia)
Lennee Reid (USA)
Babajide Michael Olusegun (Nigeria)
Ajise Vincent Olajide (Nigeria)
Zainab Kakal (India)
Paul Kasobya (Uganda)
Elizabeth Adeola Ayoola
Nmakgosi Ophadile Anita Tau (Botswana)
Nomonde Ndwalaza (south Africa)
Mbenkum Elvis Kinyuy (Cameroon)
Lerato Matsaneng (South Africa)
Sigeh Leonard Lenjo (Cameroon)
Mamello Keketso Sago (Botswana)
Tigele Nlebesi (Botswana)
Karoly Sandor Pallai (Hungary)
Kearoma Desiree Mosata
Rosemary Onyango (Kenya)
Eric Kombey W.
Note: Due to emails and calls we received from people asking us to give them few days to submit their poems due to busy work schedule, the deadline for submission has been shifted to 31st July 2014. After this date, entries will no longer be accepted.
Congratulations to you all whose works have been approved. With our writing, we will right the world.
CALL FOR SUBMISSION
Again, the world loses yet another sensational figure.
This poetry collaboration is unusual, and we are happily inviting you to be our esteemed contributor. Powered by Hinovelty, this voluntary collaboration is aimed at honouring an outstanding woman who gave the world a reason to always remember her. Are you still guessing who she is? She is the phenomenal Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014).
We are pioneering this poetry anthology titled ‘THE PHENOMENAL WOMAN POETRY COLLABORATION’, to be released in September 2014. We are gladly inviting you to be part of this epoch-making collaboration. What other way to be honoured if not by honouring others?
You have got the rare gift to weave words; it’s time to prove yourself once again. All you just need to do is to pick your pen and write. One poem/essay in honour of Maya Angelou and your name will forever be listed alongside others wherever THE PHENOMENAL WOMAN POETRY COLLABORATION is mentioned.
HOW TO ENTER
It’s simple. Forward your entry to email@example.com with THE PHENOMENAL WOMAN as subject. Your entry must include your name and bio (not more than 30 words).
Deadline for submission is 19th July, 2014.
NOTE: Proceeds from this poetry collaboration will be channeled to youth/women empowerment.
Once again immortalize your name by being part of this great collaboration.
For more information call Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha +2348037633034, +2348114363302,
or Ogwo David Emenike +2347036466412