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Gambian Chapter of Writers Space Africa out with Storms Don’t Last Forever

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Gambian Chapter of Writers Space Africa out with Storms Don’t Last Forever

The Gambian chapter of Writers Space Africa has published an anthology of poems titled Storms Don’t Last Forever. This anthology focuses on several issues affecting African societies. The young poets whose poems are featured in this book are concerned with themes around poverty, existential struggles, agony, joy, nepotism, corruption, disappointment, and love. These are the staple features of the world they live in, unfortunately.

Storms Don’t Last Forever throws its searchlight on the struggles and pain one encounters in Africa, especially in the Gambia. Although this anthology is about endless agony and trauma, it also provides a glimmer of hope. According to the poets, humans would have nothing substantial to cling to without
hope, courage, and empathy. Redemption would be impossible without hope. With a cross between problems and solutions, this anthology of diverse and evolving voices breathes out the living conditions of African societies. Poets transport readers to the raw edges of the African social and political reality without being pretentious about it. The poets also recall the harshness of slavery brought upon Africans by European slave traders.

This timely collection has a clear message; unity. The poets insist that dreams can be easily accomplished if people come together as one. The poems have a lively rhythm and pass messages across without ambiguity. Storms Don’t Last Forever is an anthology for all who appreciate good poetry. The voices in this anthology are; Bah Harry, Danso Jainaba, Jallow Kadijatou, Jammeh Mariama, Juwara Kebba, S. Saidou, Anna Ibn Ahmad, Saidy Muhammed, and Saidybah Ismaila.

The anthology also features two non-Gambian poets. These are Chipo Chama from Zambia and Omadang Yowasi from Uganda. The voices of these poems remind us that, indeed, storms don’t last forever.
Please click here if you want a copy of Storms Don’t Last Forever:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Storms-Dont-Last-Forever-Anthology-ebook/dp/B0B17SJ7ZL/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1658996292&refinements=p_27%3AGambia&s=books&sr=1-1.

Steve Ogah
Steve Ogah
Novelist, Poet & Essayist, Steve's the author of Barack Obama's Logic & the novels; Khaki Boy & Freedom Campus. Steve is a UEFA accredited Sports Media Rep.