ISBN 9781779314635
Pages 281
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2023
Publisher Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

Writing Woman Anthology: Poetry and Visual Art

An Anthology of African Asian Writers and Artists Volume 3

by Tendai Rinos Mwanaka, Abigail George, Mona Lisa Jena, Sue Zhu

Writing Woman Anthology: Poetry and Visual Art, Volume 3 is the most representative of the three books in this anthology as it has a balance of Asian and African writers and artists. Each poet and artist tackled what it means to be a woman in Africa and Asia.

The anthology has 20 Chinese poets writing in Chinese language and accompanying translations into English, 1 poet from Inner Mongolia, 2 from Turkey, 4 from India and the diasporas, and 23 African artists and poets from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Ghana, all dissecting woman’s agency, existence and identity in the religious and cultural limitations of the 21st century Africa and Asia.


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About the Authors

Tendai Rinos Mwanaka

Tendai. R. Mwanaka is a multi-disciplinary artist from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. His oeuvre of works touches on non-fictions, essays, poetry, plays, fictions, music, sound art, photography, drawings, paintings, video, collage, mixed media, inter-genres and inter-disciplines. His work has been published in over 300 journals, anthologies and magazines in over 27 countries.

Abigail George

Pushcart Prize nominated Abigail George is a South African blogger at Goodreads, essayist, poet, playwright, short story writer and novelist. She briefly studied film at the Newtown Film and Television School in Johannesburg. Her writing has appeared in many anthologies in South Africa and online in e-zines across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. 

Mona Lisa Jena

Mona Lisa Jena is an award-winning author, translator from Odisha, in the Eastern part of India. Her poems and stories have been translated into other languages. She has 22 books to her name. She writes both in her mother tongue Odia and in English. She has read her poems at prestigious literary platforms in India and abroad. A committed poet and a writer.

Sue Zhu

Sue Zhu, is a New Zealand Chinese poet, artist, Continental coordinator of WPM (world poetry movement), extraordinary ambassador of the Naji Naaman literature prize foundation, vice president of NZ Poetry/Art Association, honorary director of the US-China Culture/Art Centre, published 3 children’s education books, 2 poetry collections and 1 translation book. Poems of her are translated into over 20 languages, her paintings can be found on the book cover of prestigious anthologies and are collected by people.