Silent Voices is a Compilation of Poetic Voices by Young Nigerian and Zimbabwean Poets in honour of the Late Professor Chinua Achebe.
The pursuit to exchange in a literary way, the desire to collaborate for the promotion of young poets between our two countries resulted in this project “SILENT VOICES”. A project coordinated by the Society of Young Nigerian Writers in Nigeria and the Girl Child Creativity Project in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe and Nigeria are countries endowed with affluent and vast with creative writing prowess. Everyone have a desire to see her/his literary voice being articulated in form of a book, video or audio format. Every young writer/ poet have a burning passion to see his /her own work being published (either in printed or E-book format) read, appreciated by readers or fellow writers.
Writers and Poets of various regions, communities and institutions need to share, exchange, promote, enhance their dialogue using their creative writing talent. The Zimbabwe Nigeria Literary Exchange that brought by this project seeks to promote the creative, cultural exchange among young writers of the Southern African Country of Zimbabwe and the Western African Country of Nigeria. The long distance between these two countries is amazing but there is one thing that glued together these two talented and literary endowed countries and that is their literary works.
This project in form of an anthology seeks to promote and motivate literacy and readership culture and understanding of the two countries literary techniques and endowment (Nigeria and Zimbabwe). A country that lacks creative writing is an underdeveloped country and needs resurrection from slumber. Besides their social experiences , writers reflect societal issues , political and cultural colors of any society, which the young poets from the two countries had expressed in this online anthology. We will see in this book as we read through the pastures of talent that a lot of issues are expressed.
The hard working strides perfomed by the Society of Young Writers of Nigeria and their ability to bring to fruition of this idea is something that needs a plausible touch and experience.
The most important factor is that this project (anthology) introduces a new generation of poets with fresh and exuberant talents and techniques. Our motto is that more talents have to be motivated, enhanced, honed, developed and projected.
Both these organizations are driven by the quest of promoting creativity , building talent and readership culture development.