Virtual Congress Of The World Poetry Movement In Africa

It was held on January 21-22, 2023, with the participation of about 30 national coordinators from that continent – representing this number of countries – and an undetermined number of international poets and observers, in the crucial quest to unite the poetic forces of Africa, and to make much more visible the immense contribution of that continent’s poetry to the world.

It was moderated by poets Ayo Ayoola-Amale (Ghana), Ashraf Aboul-Yazid Ashraf-Dali (Egypt), @mamadaka Siphiwe Nzima (Lesotho) and Ismael Diadie Haidara (Mali). Present were poets Achour Fenni (Algeria), Vera Duarte Pina (Cape Verde), Mpesse Geraldin (Cameroon), Recaredo Silebo Boturu (Equatorial Guinea), Amosse Mucavele (Mozambique), Ziphiwe Nzima MamaKa Ndaphiwe (Lesotho), Paul Sezzie (Malawi), Keamogetsi Joseph Molapong (Namibia), Salay Boubé Bali (Niger), Paul Liam (Nigeria), Oumar Farouk Sesay (Sierra Leone), Zolani Mkiva (South Africa), Patron Henekou (Togo), @Möez Majed (Tunisia).

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“In the crucial quest to unite the poetic forces of Africa, and to make the immense contribution of African poetry to the world much more visible, the following was held on January 21 and 22, 2023”.
In the crucial search for the unity of the poetic forces of Africa, and to make much more visible the immense contribution of the poetry of that continent to the world, the Virtual Congress of the World Poetry Movement (WPM) Africa was held past January 21st and 22nd, starting at 10:00 GMT.
 
About 30 national coordinators representing that number of countries of that continent, and an undetermined number of international poets and observers participated in the Congress.
 
The World Poetry Movement is a coordination of international poetry festivals, poetry projects and poets from 150 countries that, through the globalization and realization of poetic actions, seeks to contribute to the construction of a new humanism for the twenty-first century, permanently promoting intercultural dialogue through the fraternal and universal language of poetry, a path to the transformation and renewal of consciousness, for the benefit of a humanity at peace, reconciled with nature and aware of both cultural diversity and the sense of justice and social inclusion in the processes of cultural development of all the inhabitants of the planet.
 
The Congress was moderated by poets Ayo Ayoola-Amale (Ghana), Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Egypt), Siphiwe Nzima (Lesotho) and Ismaël Diadié Haïdara (Mali). National coordinators from Algeria, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Togo and Tunisia will participate.
 
This congress is the first of the continental congresses that will take place in the first half of 2023. It is organized by the World Poetry Movement, the International Poetry Festival of Medellin, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Communications and Information of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
 
 
COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE WORLD POETIC MOVEMENT
COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE WORLD POETRY MOVEMENT AFRICA