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Join Our Second Annual World Poetry 24 Hour Peaceathon!

 

Join World Poetry Canada International 24 Hour Peaceathon, Peace in Action now! September 21st, 2016 World Peace Day!
Musical events, readings, dance, films, art and more.

 

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World Poetry Celebrates Wida Tausif, from Afghanistan and New Zealand!

Ariadne’s notes: We are honoured to present the work of  yet another wonderful youth poet Wida  Tausif . World Poetry is so blessed with such talented children and youth that shine a bright light for both the present and the future. I am constantly amazed at the level of talent and empowerment of the Afghan poets, filmmakers, photographers and humanitarians  that we know. So proud of them all!

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Afghan New Zealander, Wida Tausif, was born in Afghanistan in 1992. Her family fled to Pakistan and lived in Peshawar for 9 years. Life there was uncertain, and they registered with the United Nations High Commission to find a safer place to live. Encountering many hurdles along the way, they were eventually granted residency to New Zealand, which Wida felt was ‘the furthest part of the world’… she has since moved to Melbourne. Wida has a very real talent for writing about her homeland and her many emotional experiences. She puts into words the often traumatic and difficult transition from Afghanistan to Peshawar, Peshawar to New Zealand and eventually to Australia.  Wida’s main goals in life are to ‘bring light in my people’s heart and keeping our Afghan culture alive’ by writing and becoming an official representative of her beautiful country. Wida does this through her beautifully deep crafted poetry. Bernadette Hall, a well-known NZ poet, said of Wida’s poem, “My Sweet Afghanistan” ‘…reminds me of some of the work of South American liberationist poets, like Neruda and Vallejo’. This same poem was nominated in Canterbury during National Poetry Day (competition) 2010.

She writes: ” Here are some links: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/widatausif   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wida-Tausif/177348115702973   I also Contribute articles to a variety of Magazine, both Australian, Afghani and Bollywood which is Indian.”

Here is one of her powerful poems:

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Her new book is Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams!

 

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Welcome ! World Poetry Canada International Advisors and Directors.

 

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World Poetry Canada International Proudly Presents our Advisors and Directors for 2015 and 2016.

They will be participating in the World Poetry 24 hour world wide Peaceathon on September 21st, World Peace Day and  hopefully the upcoming  fifth World Poetry Canada International Peace and Human Rights Film Festival  in 2016.

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Poster by  director Ceri. Please send your participation request and  ideas to astarte_sita@yahoo.com

Coming soon: more information  on the Peaceathon and how you can join in to form a solid circle of  peace and light around the world.

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Advisors:

 Dr. Hadda  Sendoo,  Mongolia.  Yoshifumi Sakura,  Japan. Dr.  Stephen Gill,  India  and  Canada. Elaine  Woo, Canada. Wanda Kehewin , First Nations, Canada. Mamta Agarwal, India. Adisa AJA Andwele, Barbados and US. Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, Canada.

Directors:

Alaha Ahrar, Afghanistan and US. Kwame Yirenkyi, Ghana and Canada. Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah. Ghana. Sharif Saedi, Afghanistan. Oswald Okaitei , Ghana. Olajuwon Timileyin, Nigeria. Mutiu Olawuyi, Gambia. Musa Musavi, Afghanistan , Caroline C. Nazareno, Philippines. Anita Aguirre Nieveras,  Philippines and Canada.

Film directors and youth directors will be posted soon.
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 Photo display by director Musa Musavi, at UBC, festival 2014.