Poems

The Magic Mantra

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Spread the love           Jernail unveils the mystery of existence through the magic mantra. This poem has been translated into Albanian language too. A Different Truths exclusive.   I don’t know This is the magic mantra which set voyagers on discovery of the lands across seas which led the Europeans to colonise the world. If you wish […]


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Oh, this Beer …

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Spread the love2          2SharesSarala tells us about the plight of an alcoholic, who lost everything to his beer, in the verse, for Different Truths. I curse myself every day  Why I started drinking beer  From teenage years  Every time making me run to the loo  To empty my bladder  Again, I reach out to the next […]


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Everlasting Relationship

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Spread the love5          5SharesAn evocative poem about dream and life experiences, by Nancy, exclusively for Different Truths. Yesterday A strange thought crossed my mind To ride in the glittering chariot of the moon Feeling the world under my feet Suddenly it stopped and I started awake And then I realised, Oh! It was just a dream! […]


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Notes on Translating Poems of Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino into English

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Spread the love           Every language has its own qualities, not only in the poetic or linguistic sense, but also in the manner in which through the uniqueness of that language, the speakers of the language interpret its history and express their reality. In translating a poet like Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino, one has to be aware […]


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The Music of Dionysus in Adaptation by Soyinka of the Bacchae and Mukta-dhara by Tagore

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Spread the love           Tirthankar’s interesting research paper focusses on Soyinka’s adaptation of The Bacchae of Euripides and seeks to reread this play alongside Mukta-dhara (‘Free Current’) by Tagore. The author of the famous poem on Africa in Bengali, in which the Indian poet resents the colonial oppression of the African people, Tagore did not live to […]


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Anthology of Poems on Africa of Earth and Beauty

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Spread the love           We present an Anthology of Poems, on Africa, wherein 66 poets, with as many poems, spread across 19 nations [India (41); Nigeria (8); two each from the US and Mauritius; and one each from Kazakhastan, Puerto Rico, Republic of China, Germany, Mexico, Poland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Tanzania, Turkey, Ghana, Philippine and Pakistan] […]


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Do the Lions Have Their Own Storytellers?

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Spread the love           Arindam, our Editor-in-Chief, talks about the ownership of the narrative of Africa, by its people, using the ‘lion’ metaphor, by Chinua Achebe. He tells us how he discovered Africa within him, during his formative years. Four insightful edits by the Africa Special Issue editors, Michele Baron, Luz María López, Olaitan Maryam Mojisola, and Swati […]


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When Death is Money

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Spread the love           A poignant poem by Kabir where he shows the futility of life as death is money and profit, exclusively for Different Truths. Flares burning in mid air  Rain extinguishing the separated parts of fire People slithering beneath them demand the spare   They sell the garments and others which are prior    There’s […]


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Beautiful and Peaceful

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Spread the love           An evocative poem that sees the cruelty of modern times against the beauty of nature, by Dr. T Ashok, exclusively for Different Truths. Oh Earth and nature! Both are so very beautiful To every living being they give a view, delightful; But, of what mind-set the worldly beings are? The essential life-givers, if […]


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Different Truths: An Unswerving Universal Plinth

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Spread the love           London-based Prof. Rajdeep pens a poem, a surprise gift, for the webzine. A Different Truths exclusive. Different Truths is a universal plinth Partaken by apiece avid wordsmith Dealing with substantial social concern By inscribing subtle intrinsic notion Different Truths is utter unwavering Amid apparent quandary in offering Entrenched to intrepid reporting With an […]


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