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المدينة الصبح بدري (Poetry) 12-01-2005
by Omar Ahmed Mohammed Mostafa
المدينة الصبح بدري المدينة الصبح بدري الشوارع لسّة فاتحة والمدارس لسّة فاتحة المحلات.. والحواري والمجارى بلكوناتها.. بواباتها والعيون لسّاها فاتحة في المدينة الصبح بدري في المدينة الصبح بدري العجل ساير...

"رسالة إليهم " (Opinions) 12-03-2010
by Waleed Haider
إن المتأمل اليوم لما يدور في حياتنا يجد أن جميع الجوانب الحياتية تصب في قالب واحد سواءً أكانت سلباً أو إيجابًا ومن هنا فان ما يحدث على الصعيد السياسي يؤثر ولا شك وبشكل بديهي تأثيراً مباشرًا في كافة الجوانب الحياتية,اقتصاديًا...

Brand Effect (Opinions) 17-06-2009
by anshumali
Human intellectuality is ever expanding. Our advancement depends upon our continuous interpretation of our surroundings. This is an attempt to comprehend the mental construction of “Brands “and not to define good or bad, which I believe is...

Il suffit d’un peu… (Poetry) 20-02-2006
by Slim MENZLI
Un grand piano blanc Tout blanc sur une plage Pleine de couleur et de lumière Il y a la mer devant Toute bleue toute belle Une légère brise matinale caresse vos joues Vous sentez le parfum des oranges et des coquilles Faites le plein...

internet fraud (Opinions) 3-11-2008
by Biodun Uthman
The arrival of the Worldwide Web in the late '80s as a means of communication was welcomed with wild jubilation. That one can globally communicate electronically and within seconds get a reply or instant response was, to many, the eleventh wonder....

Life, Fair? or Foul? (Poetry) 20-10-2003
by farhana siddique
Life is the morning; Death is whose evening Life is but thought only; Not lived in years lonely If one’s viewpoint optimistic Life proves to be a paradise; A garden full of blooming red roses That fragrant the hearts of the sacred lovers....

My experience as an intern at Junior Achievement Nigeria (Short Story) 16-11-2009
by Kubiateno Michael Ekong
My name is Ekong Kubiateno Michael. I obtained my secondary education at Access High School, Calabar, Cross River State. I aspire to study Economics at one of the prestigious universities in the United States of America. I joined the Junior...

Racial Discrimination (Opinions) 26-03-2003
by Suvi
We are the future in life. Our elders have created racial discrimination, and it is are our responsibility to not be a part of it. Every day we enjoy ourselves. We go to school and learn but at same time we disrespect people and we make fun of...

When Nature Sea Caresses (Poetry) 26-07-2008
by Tamunobarabi Gogo Ibulubo
Each time we walk Each time we swim Each time we sit down At the sea side,we see the breeze blows cool, We feel the ocean. Not in the cup that we hold In our hands. Not in the...

ابكي على اطلال غزة !!! (Poetry) 29-07-2008
by Mohammed Jahjouh
أبكي على أطلال غزة .. في ليلة بكى فيها القمـر ... في لحظة تصدع فيها الحجر ... أمشي على البحر والدمع خلفي ينسكب ... وأخبــيء الآهــات والآلام تــعتــصر ... أبكي على يوم قد ضــاع فيـه الحلم ... وأبكي على حـلم قد ضاع فيــه...

العولمة و الثقافة و الهوية (Opinions) 10-04-2010
by Sameer Hejazi
العولمة: و : الثقافة قبل سنوات عدة كان الحديث منصبا بشكل كبير حول تداعيات الغزو الثقافي و ما يسببه من تحديات حضارية شاملة، وتأثيرات سلبية على المجال الثقافي خاصة داخل العالم العربي و الإسلامي. و خلال تلك الموجات المتتالية لما أطلق عليه (غزو...

باب الحارة ،البابور الأخرس، فتح حماس مفارقة حقيقية (Opinions) 1-12-2007
by Adham Tobail
باب الحارة ،البابور الأخرس، فتح حماس مفارقة حقيقية المشاهد الفلسطيني خاصة في قطاع غزة يعتبر الأكثر في العالم العربي مشاهدة لمسلسلات السورية ، نظراً ان المسلسلات السورية تعرض وضعاً واقعياً يتشابه نوع ما مع الواقع الفلسطيني خلال فترة...

مر الصيف (Poetry) 15-09-2007
by karim mohamed nayel
مر الصيف بلياليه الطوال و ردنا ودائع الاحمال حملت يا صيف تلك الثقال فى تنهيدة سعيدة حين تلقى الاصداف الرمال ايام غير عديدة تؤوى فرحتنا الشريدة و تنجى امانينا الطريدة من وحش الضرورات القتال تخلل يا صيف سنين بؤسى كن تميمة فى ايام نحسى...

" التربية الجديدة-النمائية"New Pedagogy" البيداغوجيا الجديدة" (Opinions) 21-09-2008
by Fady
ما أصل كلمة بيداغوجيا؟ اتفق على أن البيداغوجيا مصطلح تربوي أصله يوناني، ويعني لغوياً العبد الذي كان يرافق الأطفال إلى المدرسة. وفي الآونة الأخيرة كثر الحديث عن البيداغوجيا وأهميتها فودوركايم يراها النظرية العملية في التربية، وديوي يؤكد على...

"Africology" (Opinions) 23-12-2002
by R Kahendi
Due to my self-consciousness, I have never been a good speaker. This limits me very much, but I try to see it in a positive light. As far as I am concerned, "Shut mouth equals wide open ears". In short, I have proven to be an exceptional listener....

"Education" or "Schooling"?? (Opinions) 22-10-2011
by Akshyata Uprety
Educating or Schooling? The fundamental assumption that we have internalized regarding "education" has often been confused with a mere theory of "schooling." Developing countries around the world are celebrating the delight of increase in the...

"For the Youth" (Poetry) 15-09-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
"For the Youth!" Let this note be for the young- as they have seen what's just begun. A world of which we're born together, in hate and Love, we'll not choose whether- Whether it is our fear to face the nations with many a new...

"Night Travels" (Poetry) 3-02-2009
by Bilal Hamamra
No more grief on my sons I consume, But my tears fall gently like April rain. When by night travels I glance them, Being worn their white garments. Worm is Time, sucker of my imagination marrow, A horrible beauty hatches from my dimmed...

"Song of Our Country", describing Miles Davis (Poetry) 2-05-2006
by michael merritt jr.
A dark night of sound emerging from the depths of creation. Complex, primitive and smooth. The modern equivalent of a contemporary tribal dance, the celebration of the sun rising in the east and a fiery orange sun melting into the Pacific...

"Take me to your leader?" (Poetry) 24-02-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
Wondering why we don't see the shame- of putting everyone else to blame. We started equal as we will be, but think too much indifferently. Take me to your Leader! Tho may fall a prisoner to a mime. And must answer him about a crime, but he...

"Visit Peru - Inca's Land" (Opinions) 27-01-2003
by Jose Menacho Galiano
Peru is located in the west-central zone of South America (Latin America) near Brazil and Chile. It had a great past as the main territory of the ancient "Incan Empire", which was bigger than "Cesar’s Roman Empire". The great Emperor of this...

"Youth Empowerment" (Opinions) 22-01-2005
by Abdallah Sobeih
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the declaration consists of 30 articles, I would like to state for you two articles from those 30, article number 18...

طيور الليالي (Poetry) 15-09-2004
by Nour Mosawy
ÓÇáÊ ÇáÈÍÑ Úä ãáÌÇ, ãÎÈÇ íÍãíäí ãä ÈÑÏ ÇáÔÊÇÁ æ ÇäÙÇÑ ÇáãáÇ Ííä ÊÑÊÚÔ ÔÝÊí æ íÓÊÝíÞ Èí ÇáÙãÇ Ííä ÊÙãÑ ÇáÞáæÈ æ íÖãÍá ÇáäåÇÑ Ííä ÊÓßä ÇáÑíÇÍ æ ÊÊåÇãÓ ÇáÇÓÑÇÑ ÊÊÑÇæÏ Ýí äÝÓí ÇáÍÇä ÇáÈÞÇÁ ÝÇÛäí, ÇÑäã, ÇÊÝÇÏì ÇáÝäÇÁ áã ÇÈÍË Úä ÎáæÏ, áã ÇÈÍË...

'Societal Cancers' and the Media (Opinions) 25-01-2007
by Jay-R Patron
Have you seen “The Village” by M. Knight Shyamalan? I have! Yes, it’s an old movie…and very surreal at that. But many of its themes reverberate the reality that many of us face today. Violence, poverty, corruption… these are very much...

(Choking on the heartbreak) (Poetry) 20-08-2007
by Zeslene Mao
Were we looking at the same night sky? The clouds were dark and the stars were shy The sun below the horizon, gradient red light The moon was out of sight. Were we looking at the same star last night? As it blinked the God's eye, sight So...

(untitled) (Opinions) 12-10-2004
by Luciana
Article 2--Youth Taking Charge! Who are we? We are young people from five continents fighting for a better world. We are enthusiastic, determined and confident. We hope that together we`ll be capable of making change. We are an advocacy group...

(untitled) (Opinions) 11-11-2004
by Galina Solodkova
Galina Solodkova e-mail: water_lily@inbox.ru (3951) - city code (Angarsk) phone number: 559998 birthday: July,3 1987. 17 years old. It’s hard to say what I can tell about Russia. I’ll try to explain my view and thoughts, though. Russia...

+ Duas centenas + (Poetry) 11-02-2008
by Remisson Aniceto
Congonhas, SP - 17/07/2007 TAMtos mortos... De quem é a culpa? Do homem-máquina? Da máquina-homem? Da máquina-máquina? Ou de todo o maquinário? E o que diz a caixa, a caixa queimada, a caixa “imune” à queda, a...

+ Two hundred + (Poetry) 7-03-2008
by Remisson Aniceto
11/02/2008 Poem talks about the tragedy occurred on Congonhas, SP, and external revolt of the pain and uncertainty about who are real culprits TAMtos dead ... Who is to blame? The man-machine? From the machine-man? The...

...In love (Poetry) 30-09-2003
by Damilare T.A Onajole
...In Love I’m in love Deeply in love And well attached Like Edunjobi of Osun, That can never be separated. I’m in love With those of my kind Those with strong and black skin Like that of dusty woods, That suffered under whip The...

...the New Nigeria ! (Poetry) 22-12-2008
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
Its Christ time, the yuletide of another year, the moment flew fast, things change, faces appear, gifts exchanged, some disappear; The season is joy but for some, more pain, sorrow...

10 voices (Poetry) 29-04-2008
by Samuel-Malachi Odekunle
The Voice of a new day New heights to attain The Voice of the sunset Failures to forget The Voice of Passion Heart and Soul’s Fashion The Voice of pain Mother of the tear stain The Voice of fate Providence’s bait The Voice of Success A...

11 de Setembro: Dia do Cerrado – Dia do Esquecimento (Opinions) 10-09-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
11 de Setembro: Dia do Cerrado – Dia do Esquecimento Por: Efraim Neto A segunda maior formação vegetal do Brasil é uma dos ecossistemas mais esquecido pelo Governo Federal e pela população brasileira. Mesmo abrangendo 10 Estados, uma área...

3 Golden Rules to Failure (Opinions) 11-04-2008
by Remish Gasiano
There is too much in writing and in speech about success, how to succeed, 100 ways to success, success this, success that. But what about failure, for I know that most people are friends more with failure than with success; yet they do not know...

35 years later, where are we? (Opinions) 2-12-2006
by s. k.
South Asian Initiative at Harvard organized a wonderful event "The Millenium Generation of Diaspora" to celebrate our 35th anniversary of Bangladeshi Independence. Among other things, they showed us "Deshantor", a documentary about Bangladeshi...

5º Fórum Mundial da Água discutirá questões chave sobre o futuro da água (Opinions) 5-01-2009
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
Efraim Neto Depois de meses de um longo trabalho colaborativo, um primeiro esboço da programação do 5º Fórum Mundial da Água (World Water Forum), com cerca de 100 sessões, já pode ser conferida virtualmente, após receber mais de 700...

80 Percent Angel (Opinions) 2-05-2007
by Parker Snyder
By Parker Snyder The lotus flower blooms in muddy water and marvelous deeds spring forth in Rwanda. Both are beautiful because they are improbable. During the genocide media was used to perpetuate a message of hate but media can just as well...

8th Grade Graduation 2007 (Short Story) 22-02-2008
by JH
**I had the honour of being one of the valedictorians of my middle school and so I had to write a speech. When I set down to write my first draft, this is what resulted. This wasn't the speech I ended up reading because it was a bit lengthy; I was...

9 Ways to Live Creatively (Opinions) 17-05-2003
by Lise Richards
Creativity – according to Webster’s it means having the ability or power to create; characterized by originality and expressiveness; imaginative. Ok that sounds great, wouldn’t we all like to be more creative every day? Sometimes the hardest part...

Nuevos Aires tras el exilio (Short Story) 22-03-2006
by simon
Hace ya algún tiempo que me encuentro en la ciudad de Buenos Aires y me ha servido para ver muchos contrastes (comunes a cualquier país latinoamericano, pero también reargentinos). Hablaré desde la típica mirada de una persona del común,...

A beauty from Africa (Poetry) 10-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Your feet were still far away, When I heard you were coming this way. They said you’re black from Togo But, never said you knew how to tango. Why should one wish only to be able When it’s possible to be fully capable. I was happy....

A Chinese Sexual Revolution: Is it in or Out? (Opinions) 29-02-2004
by Michael Newton-McLaughlin
It’s 3AM, the lights are off and some old school Boys II Men is playing in the background. The scene is hot and heavy as two are “doing what they do on the discovery channel”. Suddenly, the cops knock the door down. They rush in, yelling. The...

A Concert to Commemorate Indo-Polish Diplomatic Relations (Short Story) 12-09-2003
by Nandita Saikia
I went to a concert on September 11 that was held to commemorate 50 years of Indo-Polish diplomatic relations, and 70 years of the establishment of the Polish Consulate in Bombay. I don't often go to concerts like this one but I'm glad that I...

A Criticism of the Idea of Arab Nationalism and the New Way (Opinions) 7-07-2006
by qwertz
The Arab nationalist propaganda has been increasingly voiced in recent months from many organs in several Arab countries, particularly Egypt. It was quite evident to observers of the Islamic movement that a re-vitalization of that idea was in...

A Daunting Feeling. (Opinions) 25-04-2002
by Mike Blanchard
[B]That Daunting First Expereince[B] It didnt take me long to find that I was out of my league after signing up for TakingITGlobal. It took me maybe 2 or 3 days to realise that by just submitting myself to act as a discussion board moderator...

A Dead Tree in a Field of Green (Short Story) 2-04-2008
by Sebastian St.Troy
“Scared, nervous, sick to my stomach. Afraid people would see me differently and not treat me the way that I should be treated.” This comment isn’t unusual for those who fear disclosing something personal, something fearful that makes us feel...

A Difference (Poetry) 13-12-2003
by Vanessa DCosta
I’m looking for answers, searching for myself, where I belong How lost can I be? To look deep within and find a soul that was there all along How far will I go till I am free? Everyone says they know what’s wrong and right But is it so? If...

A Discovery Made Through Pain (Opinions) 19-06-2002
by Hye-Jin Lee
If you look at our world, you realize that in times of turmoil, it either allows us to make more enemies, or more friends. The weapons we create, whether it is a nuclear bomb, or an insult directed to someone, it still causes pain. I used to think...

A Divided Youth (Short Story) 10-04-2010
by Alaka H
[Note: This is my article entry for the 'Panorama and Global Gallery Contest', http://yfc.tigweb.org/getinvolved/contest.html?ec=556,268089] Although I am from Bangladesh, I have friends from nations all over the world, such as Namibia and...

A Dream of a Youth Minister (Poetry) 28-09-2007
by Lynette Calderon
Once I had a dream, I was walking across the stream; I saw people's faces with a beam, When I reached the other side of the stream. Then I had a dream, I was heading towards the realm; I heard people's glee with a merry scream, When I...

A FOOL FOR TAKING YOU BACK (Poetry) 21-06-2007
by Sean Amos
i stand beside a fool with no compassion towards others ohhh, does he make me mad he acts as if the world is his and he, he can do whatever he wants but although his arrogance leaves me demented i still humbly take him with his tears and...

A Fresh Song for Africa (Poetry) 26-12-2008
by Affiah Odhiambo
I long to sing a song for Africa A fresh song with no verses of Babies of Lagos dying in their sleep Giving in to that lethal rumbling In their empty tummies And medicine is still too expensive A fresh song with no...

A Friday Afternoon Outing (Poetry) 9-08-2006
by Marcia C. Schenck
A Friday Afternoon Outing Sun, wind, water. Cars, motorbikes, exhaust fumes. Dealers, nannies, shoppers. I! In Camps Bay, all the rich people meet on such a nice and sunny Friday afternoon. You can see imported special editions of the most...

A generation of change (Opinions) 8-03-2003
by Simon Moss
Standing in the driving rain of a cold and foggy winter’s morning, I eagerly watched as our soccer team battled its way through the conditions and the opposition towards a thrilling 2-2 draw. As my father and I peered through the mist of my our...

A Heartache and a Dream Come True . . . And Another Dream Yet to Come True (Opinions) 7-11-2008
by Maria Eda Belisario
A Heartache "And my heart is breaking at the thought that, my country is 50 years away from this country..." I was talking to the cab driver on my way home to Sengkang West. It's been four months now and this country is still making me...

A Heartrending Account of a Most Horrendous Massacre of Our Time (Opinions) 27-12-2007
by Waliullah Ahmed Laskar
A Heartrending Account of a Most Horrendous Massacre of Our Time: A Review of Neelie, 1983: Asom Andolonor Borborotom Gonohatyar Postmortem Report Neelie, 1983: Asom Andolonor Borborotom Gonohatyar Postmortem Report (Neelie, 1983: A...

A hierarquia etária: um desafio sútil (Opinions) 10-03-2010
by Luciana Brasil
Sim. Isso existe. Me pergunto qual é o papel do jovem no mercado de trabalho. Qual posição ele ocupa? Isto é apenas um desabafo! Vejo ao meu redor estruturas organizacionais rígidas, que perpetuam na sociedade uma condição desfavorecida aos...

A Horse, a Buggy...what a menace! (Opinions) 18-06-2007
by Alfred Seymour Hopkins
The horse drawn buggy, filled with fresh watermelons, caused suspicion. You just don't see that very often these days in downtown Buenos Aires, do you? A sturdy brown horse with a tired languid look, the sagging wooden walls of the buggy,...

A Horse, a Buggy...What a Menace! (Short Story) 18-06-2007
by Alfred Seymour Hopkins
The horse drawn buggy, filled with fresh watermelons, caused suspicion. You just don't see that very often these days in downtown Buenos Aires, do you? A sturdy brown horse with a tired languid look, the sagging wooden walls of the buggy, luckily...

A Hunger Artist (Short Story) 3-07-2003
by Celeste Escobar
“A Hunger Artist” (1924) Frank Kafka “The world and my innermost self have torn apart my body in irresolvable opposition.” -Frank Kafka, 1917 This work of short fiction details the career of a hunger artist; a man who makes a living in a...

A Imagem de Um Sonho (Opinions) 8-09-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
É um dia comum, assim como todos os outros. Estava indo novamente para o cursinho, como sempre faço todos os dias. Subindo, vagarosamente, as duas ladeiras que fazem parte do curto-longo caminho, quando estou a reparar nos detalhes de minha vida....

À la défense du Maroc... (Short Story) 17-09-2008
by j.c.p.
À la défense du Maroc... Il y a des fleurs partout, pour qui veut bien les voir… -Henri Matisse- Il est 15 h 30 et il pleut à boire debout. Qu'à cela ne tienne! C'est le temps idéal pour écrire un article. Parfait, pas de problème! «T'es...

A Letter During the Holocaust (Short Story) 11-02-2008
by cms-brionna
Dearest Family, You are extremely lucky to be living freely as citizens of the United States. I have been living in the ghetto, a sad place where I am punished for being who I am. And for being who I am, I have paid a terrible price. But I...

A Letter to Constantine !!! (Poetry) 26-10-2008
by Nassiba
What has happened to you Constantine Why your tears don`t stop falling ? Who is this person who has harmed you ? Please, tell me who ? Constantine ! you are screaming but no one is listening to you Constantine ! you are crying but no...

A lifetime chasing a dream (Poetry) 12-02-2010
by Maria Nanabhai
My dream, It has always been But was always a little too far Just an inch.. But out of reach No fulfillment was possible I take my hand out and try to get it It keeps getting away I try my best to follow it Escape it does real well Now...

A l’ombre des Jeux. (Opinions) 9-10-2008
by Youths Ahead!
A Pékin, tandis que des millions de personnes vibrent au rythme des exploits de leurs champions, des Michael Phelps et autres Ursain Bolt, quelque part loin de l’euphorie des légendes célébrées, des gloires éternelles que les foules adulent, dans...

A menjedoura da perdição (Poetry) 21-12-2006
by José Emygdio de Carvalho Neto
A dúvida da vida me faz duvidar Se a própria vida é um ciclo ou um ciclone a arrastar Pés descalços de quem não sabe ao menos andar Se pretende pregar ou ajoelhar A cor da sandália de São Francisco Os pés de Jesus Cristo A dor pálida de...

A moment in time (Short Story) 13-04-2007
by Todd Fraser
I am holding a jar of Vicks Vaporub. It is a small jar and looks like it was bought about 10 years ago. Apparently, the paste helps with the Red Ant bites that are all over my feet. I haven’t put any on yet though because the rain seems to be...

A new addict to the arab world (Opinions) 4-07-2006
by Yasin
The hookah, known mostly in Arab countries as 'Shisha', is slowly becoming popular among the Americans who are making a smoke of the traditional Arab water pipe used occasionally for social gatherings. Western tourists have always been...

A New Dawn for Africa (Poetry) 30-03-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
From East to West, we are building a bridge Reconnecting for our continent Time to chart our destiny here To achieve liberation with our seeds Sowing seeds for Africa A time of rebirth with fire of our youth The morning is set to set the...

A New Education (Opinions) 25-12-2011
by Robbie
As a 15 year old student attending a school in Australia, I am well aware of the strengths and weaknesses of modern education. Yet increasingly we are seeing a new type of education - one that takes into account individual learning styles and the...

A nous seuls (Poetry) 2-05-2007
by Bemoute serge Mario
Malheur à nous cobayes de la terre, Presumés coupables de crimes inconnus, Subissant les infamies aux bases inégalitaires. Que de pensées nocturnes nous sont apparues. Que de souffrances lugubres nous investi. Innondant nos mansardes de...

A Page of A Diary (Short Story) 11-05-2004
by Muhammad Awais Aftab
The universe is mysterious and the mind, even more. The enigma of creation is yet to be explained and probably never will be. Today I realised the power of creation—the significance of the insignificant. Things exist, but why? How? When? The...

A Part of Me That I Have Discovered (Opinions) 19-06-2002
by Hye-Jin Lee
If it is at all possible to be a part of a culture and not know it as well as you think you should, well, then I guess I am the example. I used to think that being without a culture, and being a international citizen was something I should be...

A Place Which They Call "Our Home" (Opinions) 17-12-2001
by Maitreyi Doshi
“Nachiket Bal Gram” – An orphanage started four months back in Pune is doing wonders… I still remember the first day when some of my friends and I entered Nachiket Bal Gram. We went into the kids prayer room where we saw nine keen faces with...

A POEM AND A ROSE (Poetry) 5-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
I guess you’ve been so many places, But definitely, you must have seen so many faces. In life, you’ve been through different phases, And by now, you know the one that eases. And the one that ceases and dizzies, That’s why I’m sending you a...

A Poem: Friendship (Opinions) 3-12-2002
by louis edet
WHEN DO WE SEE AGAIN WHENEVER THE SUNSETS WHEN THE DAWN BEOMES MORNING, AND DARKNESS BECOMES DAY, WHEN OUR SMILES SHALL BE ONE OF TRUTH, LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING THEN WILL OUR WAYS BE LIT AND IN A MATTER OF TIME OUR...

A Quick Contemplation on Life (Opinions) 22-07-2002
by Arun N. Nair
Staring out from my balcony as the cool evening breeze blew over my face, I began a quick contemplation of the multitude of events that have passed in my life. As I look back, with a hint of satisfaction I can surmise that all those events...

A Roller Coaster Called LIFE ! (Opinions) 28-03-2002
by Tanmay N. Vora
Akash was a sporting personality in his friend circle. He was slim, tall (almost 6 ft.) and sturdy. He was athletic enthusiast and had always dreamed of joining the Indian Armed Forces. He played very good cricket and was also an active...

A Sestina on Words (Poetry) 22-05-2007
by Terese Mörtvik
My dreams whisper of worlds far beyond the fallen tears of a child lost in harsh words. My breaths release the burden and my weary head feels light. This is right -I will forgive all. The people behind the curtains all live behind...

A Single Identity: Bangladeshi-Canadian (Short Story) 10-11-2006
by Ayesha
Too little to walk, I was in the arms of my grandmother being carried through the corridors of the airport, arriving in a destination with unfamiliar faces, unfamiliar sounds, an unfamiliar language. I had arrived in Canada, my new...

A Son's Response (Poetry) 17-05-2007
by Samuel-Malachi Odekunle
Dear Dad I am sorry I never got to meet you, I am sorry I never got to say “Daddy” And see a smile upon your face I am sorry we never got to play I am sorry you never got to trim my nails Nor show me how to lace my shoes I am sorry you...

A song of rhapsody (Poetry) 15-10-2009
by Arun Budhathoki
The wind in its weakest fear Keeps the heart to a rose very near, Frightens the storm with a spear, Closes the mind’s eye to hide the autumnal tear. The windy garden blows the Cupid’s shore Upon which I murmur and roar; Seize a love I...

A Spectator (Poetry) 28-12-2006
by Nnabuchi Akpeh
Per chance I were to be a Spectator Watching the "Self" Go through his daily routine Would I find him worthy of me Would I wish he were not Would I wonder He's being victimized He's playing the victim Can I justify his esteem Can I build...

A Teoria de Gaia de James Lovelock (Opinions) 7-03-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
A visão da Terra do espaço, pelos olhos de um astronauta ou através da mídia visual, produz a impressão de ela se comportar como um planeta vivo, onde os seres vivos, o ar, os mares e as rochas se reúnem e interagem: o superorganismo Gaia (nome de...

A thousand voices (Interviews) 12-08-2007
by POCHOLO GONZALES
A THOUSAND VOICES It’s not just about doing the voices anymore. For voice talents executives Pocholo Gonzales and Brian Ligsay, it is sustaining a craft that has been around before television, and nurturing future voices to be heard. Mel...

A Touch of God (Poetry) 9-05-2007
by Abdel Rahman Chami
Sweet, sweet young dreams Crawling away they fly Capturing, rushing to the sky Like sweet and soar white cream Windy mountains and lofty eyes A beauteous nature a glimpse would rise Ids seize the day, and call it back There, there it...

A Tribute to Bate Besong (Poetry) 3-06-2007
by RANSOME®, CHO
Tribute to B B You knew too well the face of this day These seasons that fed us with hunger and pain You wailed out loud As the cloak of darkness fell As the chanting of the anthem fell out of rhythm To the resonating...

A Trip to Insanity (Short Story) 12-04-2003
by christopher bernardo
He storied the times he is scavenging in trash cans, lucky enough to find a piece of fried chicken with some meat still intack. He would get it out from the rubbage, would wipe some of the dirt, and then gnaw the bone. He remarked it was alright...

A Vampire Breakup (Poetry) 27-01-2004
by Jasmine Woodrow
As I with my twisted mind had preyed upon an innocent soul, Devoured the Goodness and turned him into a hollow evil, Numb to the touch, but full of desire, He attacks his Sire, till both he and I are bleeding blackened blood, As pulsing veins...

A verdadeira crise existente (Opinions) 7-05-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
A crise social, ecologia e tecnologia existente são realmente assustadoras. Uma sociedade cientifica voltada cada vez mais para o pensamento reducionista e cartesiano, que nega os princípios e a existência de soluções interdisciplinares para os...

A very informative link about the Fast spreading Virus "SARS" (Short Story) 5-05-2003
by Behzad Kanchwalla
Sars "Spread by Cockroaches" Experts have a new theory on how the Sars illness raced through an entire apartment block in Hong Kong. They believe that cockroaches may have carried the infection from flat to flat. The death toll from Sars -...

A vida é a arte do encontro (Opinions) 5-06-2004
by Mateus Fernandes
"Diante da vastidão do espaço e da imensidão do tempo, é uma alegria para mim, partilhar um planeta e uma época com você" Carl Segan Talvez seja a empolgação natural da juventude, talvez seja uma ilusão momentânea. Talvez seja até um...

A virtual democracy (Opinions) 16-04-2007
by unxposed
Digital Psycho-geography Architecture is emerging from the rubble of the Pre-revolutionary Internet. Days when the one way communication of static sites mirrored the reality of a faceless world dominated by corporations. Web 2.0 has brought...

A Visiting Durban in South Africa (Poetry) 3-11-2005
by wahooe
It was a dream, down there. That waves and warps through clear shallow water. Yearning wonder at all the beauty that is out there. But it is vibrant and real and alive, a whole new world more fun. Durban's latest tourist attraction is...

A war of choice (Opinions) 19-03-2006
by wahooe
The role of Islam in Arab society; The Buddhist self-immolations in Vietnam. We face in Iraq, like we did in Vietnam, an enemy who refuses to play by our rules, and is clearly willing to die for their beliefs. But Iraq looks a lot like Vietnam:...

A wild animal (Poetry) 7-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
When I a glass of wine have, Childhood like a wild animal rises up That on my sick reason feeds Reason that was by a serpent stung But, the fruits of this garden I often sip

a woman (Poetry) 1-03-2007
by gorata lekgowa
Beautiful was she with blue eyes and a fair skin everywhere she went heads would turn where things seemed so impossible to implement she managed to activate them When she walked, she swayed her hips with head lifted high she got...

A Writer's Inspiration (Poetry) 3-07-2008
by Tamunobarabi Gogo Ibulubo
We live in an environment. It shapes our thoughts, Behaviors and languages. As we live together In the society, We watch each other Much as we watch nature. We endeavor to identify How nature and each of us Relate to each other....

A year without you (9 August 2009) (Poetry) 24-09-2009
by Ryno Julio Platt
Dear mother, since you departed the nights have been very long, I'm missing you like crazy; I don't know how to move on. I can still feel your warm hand placed within mine, And how I looked into your eyes, refusing to cry. No one understands...

A Youth Minister's Dream (Poetry) 27-09-2007
by Lynette Calderon
Once I had a dream, I was walking across the stream; I saw people's faces with a beam, When I reached the other side of the stream. Then I had a dream, I was heading towards the realm; I heard people's glee with a merry scream, When I...

A ‘nuclear reactor’ of our mind: Stream of consciousness examined from a Psychological & Literary Perspective (Opinions) 2-10-2006
by Iman Ng
Since the dawn of humanity, one of the most compelling conundrums that has baffled scientists and philosophers alike is the inner-workings of our mind. For centuries, people have been attempting to discover the origins of consciousness. Numerous...

A.sexual or A.ble? (Short Story) 24-07-2008
by chechemy
Sometimes I get tired of all these asexual assumptions. Like, what, a wheelchair is supposed to be the embrace one longs for on lonely nights? Blindness doesn't make pity glances and scoffing from the opposite gender (or in many cases, within...

Abandon Religion (Opinions) 27-10-2002
by Andy Carloff
Abandon Religion By Punkerslut Why Abandon Religion? It is so commonly believed today that religion is a source of goodness and charity for so many people. It is also believed that to oppose religion is also to oppose the goodness and...

About human rights (Poetry) 26-11-2007
by NGALA Elvis
The feeling of being Human, The right to a fair trial, The right to equal protection by the law, The right to education, The right to seek and enjoy asylum, Freedom of assembly, expression and association, Freedom from discrimination, Its...

About Writing (Opinions) 15-10-2010
by George Onyore William
I feel like writing something but I cannot possibly find the words to express it. It is an abstract idea, without form and constantly changing. It is next to impossible to express a story that is consistently changing. It is hard to convey a...

ABUSED (Poetry) 23-03-2006
by Pallavi Mogre
"I don't want to lose touch with you". Right. Thank you. You expect me to believe that? Tears. Evaporation. NaCl. So many pinches of salt. Mounds. Heaps. Mountains. I refuse to scale...

Acahrya Vinoba Bhave: The Walk Continues After the Walker (Short Story) 29-10-2003
by christopher bernardo
Indeed, it was a night of extravagance. Many personalities were seen amongst the crowd. There were ambassadors of different countries. The President of the Republic could also been seen talking in a business-like manner with some of the awardees....

Acceptez-vous d'abord, le reste suivra... (Short Story) 18-11-2008
by Gael SORO
Le disciple demanda : - Maître, que puis-je faire pour vivre heureux et être comblé de joie par notre Dieu ? - Comment le saurai-je ? répondit le maître ? Tous les livres sacrés dans toutes les religions recèlent une...

Acciones Jóvenes para el Desarrollo del Mundo (Short Story) 2-05-2006
by federico pita
Por medio de alianzas con diversas organizaciones globales de juventud, la Campaña del Milenio de Naciones Unidas , promueve que jòvenes de todo el mundo participen activamente en el desarrollo de su comunidad. Actualmente la Campaña trabaja...

Activism in the 1960s and Today (Opinions) 18-04-2002
by Jamie Denim
In the 1960s, activism seemed to draw much of America, especially youth, into alternative ways of looking at life, politics, and the world. Demonstrations, teach-ins, and sit-ins occurred throughout the country as citizens became involved in...

Ada Baltinate 15-20, Zelenogorok (Opinions) 16-11-2004
by irene melchner
Что я хочу рассказать миру о России. Гой ты, Русь, моя родная, Хаты- в ризах образа… Не видать конца и края- Только синь сосет глаза. Сергей Есенин. Что я могу рассказать миру о России? Многое было сказано о...

Adia, the survivor (Short Story) 25-07-2007
by salamatu seidu
As commonly seen in most extended families of West Africa, Adia, a seven year old girl was sent to her auntie, Osiwa to assist her in her daily activities. Osiwa happens to be very rich but without a child. Adia's parents were confident that...

Adult Learning, where are you? (a tribute to learners and educators) (Poetry) 17-09-2011
by David Kapp
Adult Learning, where are you? (a tribute to learners and educators) In the beginning, CNE, Christian National Education. Hewers of wood and drawers of water, Coloured Affairs, Indian Affairs, Bantu Education, divide and rule, separate(d)...

Advancing the Millenium Agenda (Opinions) 20-04-2009
by akwalla Johanness
This short article is to consider the implication of the youths in the United Nations’ scheme of what has been termed the “Millennium Development Goals.” Whatever the latter term may mean, I would begin with some definitions: on who is a youth; we...

Adventures are waiting for you in Gornaya Kolyvan (Opinions) 11-11-2004
by Shneider Alexandra Petrovna
Adventures are waiting for you in Gornaya Kolyvan Ahoy, mates! If you are looking for the ultimate adventure-filled family vacation or a weekend with good guys, then leave all the vexatious pleasures of civilization behind, take your backpacks...

Aesthetics in Africa (Opinions) 13-03-2006
by Pallavi Mogre
“ Most of the stories I wrote were the stories I told myself just before I went to sleep” - Edgar Rice Burroughs Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan is a colossal daydream spanning twenty six books that spawned over forty Tarzan movies, hundreds...

Afri-Phoenix...The Birth (Poetry) 1-10-2006
by ANNELINE
As she crosses the threshold of the world Her crying voice, so untainted. Sounds of innocence evolve from purity A sign align of a birth divine As the turbulence of a flame gives light to darkness Intertwined colors of gold, red and purple...

Africa (Poetry) 8-06-2006
by Chime Hilary Uchenna
(to africans in diaspora) africa here i come, africa africa of the black soul the soul of an ancient culture the culture of your timid tribes. its your voice i hear africa your voice of the talking drums your beaded drums and the...

Africa (Poetry) 6-09-2008
by ogunfusika oluseyi harold
Is there a way out of poverty for us in Africa? Will there ever be a day: When our stomachs will no longer be our master, When black will truly be a sign of beauty and darkness our enemy, When life will no longer be pain and discomfort and...

AFRICA : An Acrostic Poem (Poetry) 12-11-2008
by Ositadimma Amakeze
Arise oh Africa! Fallowed land of riches Rouse up your spirit Indefatigable seed of hope Come the sun is come Africa my mother

Africa and International Migration (Opinions) 6-01-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
Migration is currently at the center of debates between the mainly poor sending countries and the richer receiving nations. While the industrialized countries are promoting easier flows of capital, goods and services, they are at the same time...

Africa in Civilization? (Poetry) 2-04-2007
by .
4 centuries ago you were pure as a virgin Your environs, flora & fauna natural as ever Your descendant’s culture held them firm Your descendant’s education was unique Their religions were normal The law they abided to The Zulu in the south...

Africa-Reborn or Perish? (Opinions) 28-10-2004
by Dereje Amera
AFRICA Africa is a continent blessed with potential natural and human resources. But, today the continent is crying with begging hands for it is in the depth of many problems looking for assistance, even though there is a claim that Africans...

Africain coupable... (Poetry) 21-02-2008
by LENDZEYI LEMIEN
Mère Afrique tu ne vaux plus rien ils t'ont sucée Tes enfants pâmés regardent la pensée métissée Regardent le visage terne vers l'islam Où mère Afrique ils espèrent tes flammes Je pleure pour toi je pleure je meurs Mère l'assimilation a...

Africamix Receives CDs Featuring Songs Celebrating Volunteerism From UN International Year of Volunteers (IYV 2001) (Opinions) 10-04-2002
by Ruth Naam
Africamix Receives CDs Featuring Songs Celebrating Volunteerism From UN International Year of Volunteers (IYV 2001) Sacramento, Calif - April 9, 2002 - Africamix, a California based nonprofit organization of volunteers serving to introduce and...

African American Positive Backup Needed in Africa (Opinions) 31-05-2004
by Antony Felix O. O. Simbowo
As descendants of Africans, it is a great wonder that African Americans have done little or nothing at all to help fight the various socioeconomic ills afflicting the African continent. Though many may argue that they are no longer African...

African Beauty (Poetry) 4-12-2006
by Anuoluwapo
A potpourri of grace, elegance and pride. Exotic, like the Safari; Unblemished, like pure chocolate. Timeless beauty that stems from within... The African soul... It cannot be bought, Neither can it be duplicated. My heritage,...

African Diamond (Poetry) 10-05-2008
by luki
African Diamond like the water in a channel you walk ever so gracefully over the sharpest rocks, you tame their contours into smooth diamonds that are valuable and a marvel to hold... i was a lonely rock in the river before a warm...

African Humanism vs Modernism (Opinions) 4-08-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
It can be said with a good measure of certainty that human activity and ingenuity have been put to optional use in the last few centuries. With tremendous breakthroughs in the areas of science and technology; culture of modernism has been given...

African Science (Poetry) 17-09-2007
by Oluwaseun Akinkunmi Ogunbiyi
Alas! Thou western gods, Despise not the feebleness of our words. And of our progress, Nor the might of our fortress. Dim not thy perceptions To these fairly scorned colors For they only be a sheath, Forsaken when we un-breathe....

African Solidarity (Poetry) 22-05-2009
by Daniel Nuxe Thomas
Perceived were the days of men that held their heritage, the paths they took that made them bonded So enchained by selfishness and enslaved in mentality they claimed to have a common voice How can we? When brotherly killings and maiming...

African Traditional Religion: The People’s Culture and the European Perception (Opinions) 10-07-2006
by ADEBARI ADEOLU
Over the years, African traditional institutions have thrived on religion. Religion serves as the structure around which all other activities, such as cultural, economic, political and social organizations are built. In order to understand the...

African Values and False Perceptions (Opinions) 30-09-2003
by Damilare T.A Onajole
Whenever I watch a movie or documentary showcasing the cannibalism or barbarianism of Africans, I look down inside me and say; “This can't be true”. Fortunately, it is definitely untrue. Africans were not barbarians or cannibals, but there were...

African Youth at the UN World Summit! (Interviews) 7-11-2005
by Vidar Ekehaug
Hellen Tombo from Kenya was one of only two youth delegates to the World Summit at the United Nations in September. She was able to get on the Kenyan delegation that traveled to New York. Hellen came to represent the people of her country, the...

Africans should sit up (Opinions) 2-08-2005
by Johnny Razak Abdallah
After reading with keen interested the discussion, I want to say that we as Africans are still behaving like kids and pretend to be grown-ups. We always want everything to be done for us which is why we always suffer. What I mean is everyone...

Agadez (Poetry) 8-03-2007
by ibrahim kalla
Agadez, l'histoire se dessine sur tes mûrs délabrés Temoignage vivant de civilisation. Ta mosquée qui dans sa robe d'argile? Dominant toute la ville est ornée comme toujours Par une muette des corbeaux.Oiseaux chers à nôtre contrée...

Ah-Word (Poetry) 1-05-2009
by Bilal Hamamra
Ah-Word But I was weaving well-dressed dreams At my laden heart's threshold And the rays of which did shine When her smile, the ever-blooming thorn Clipped the wings of my thought, o Ah-Word, pregnant of immortal meanings Ripe fruit...

AIESEC in Columbia (Interviews) 23-05-2007
by Kirsten Jordan
One summer Sabine Ziem decided to do something different. She heard about AIESEC’s exchange program and after applying for that, she found herself heading to Colombia for her summer vacation. Sabine spent her summer vacation working for a...

AIESEC in Ghana (Interviews) 23-05-2007
by Kirsten Jordan
Misha’s reason for going on an internship with AIESEC is simple: “A new environment, a challenging job, and a life-time experience were combinations of an international opportunity that I was constantly looking for,” she says. This kind of...

AIESEC Internship Experience in Puerto Rico (Interviews) 23-05-2007
by Kirsten Jordan
Janneth was looking for practical work experience to compliment her academic studies when she decided to go on an AIESEC internship. She accepted a year-long position with a government agency, where she gained experience working in the...

AIESEC Internship in India (Interviews) 23-05-2007
by Kirsten Jordan
After university, Gary decided he wanted to challenge his worldview by working in an international environment. He began this journey by accepting the position of HR Analyst at Accenture for an eight-month internship. Gary’s role is to manage...

AKE: THE BEATS OF IROKO, (Poetry) 1-06-2007
by simeon ifarinde
The sage of letters drew His strength from the pouch Of knowledge Where mighty men fail To listen, word dazzle the Mind, Ninny men disguised In a wise cloak, claiming to be Wise, but Ake: The beats of iroko, Whips lustful Men of...

Akubueze (Poetry) 6-09-2006
by catherine Akubueze
Akubueze is an Igbo name that means Wealth is King, I grew up to learn that is my name My mother told me Akubueze People call me Akubueze and it sounds so nice to me because it was one of the best parts of my heritage and it...

Algebraico Amor (Poetry) 24-07-2008
by Ivan Sanes
Y te beso Y tú me besas Y te toco Y tú me tocas Y te miro Y tú me miras Y te mojas Y yo vuelo Pronto descubro tu piel Conquisto tu interior Y mi boca húmeda enloquece Forma círculos, cuadrados, rectángulos, baila en busca de la...

All are equal (Poetry) 7-03-2010
by Dereje Amera
In our world, the past is shaped by few But few claim God has designed it For we do not know, whose design it was Atrocity, lies and deception are not of God Who has been playing with our minds all these years Claiming matters of no clue,...

All Falls Save the Pen (Poetry) 12-11-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
With Fall, Art flowed. The relationship between Man's Mind and Nature, Like that of Earth and Heaven should be Nature and Mind, To unconscious marriage should be wedded For the kids of excellence and richness be Father, dye my soul...

All that Glitters (Poetry) 6-01-2009
by Chantelle Ennis-Charoo
All that glitters are the rays of the sun As it shines so strongly on a summers day All that glitters is the freshly fallen snow As it sparkles and twinkles All that glitters are the charms on my bittersweet bracelet As it dangles off my...

All That I Wish ... (Poetry) 19-02-2007
by Abhijith Jayanthi
I’m here ...waiting Impatiently, eyes full of tears, The other day you said you loved me You said it perfectly clear. Now, today’s a new day And you’re not here by my side, Now everything you told me Just feels like pain and...

All the World (Poetry) 16-09-2004
by Afeez Adeyemi Adisa
All the world is full of babies, Sobbing, sighing everywhere; Looking out, with eyes of terror, Beating at the empty air. Do they see the strife before them That they sob and tremble so? Oh, the helpless, frightened babies! Still they...

All's Fair in Love and War (Short Story) 30-04-2004
by brooke boland
Nothing ever prepares you for those moments. Those moments where you realise something has been staring you in the face for so long. It was like someone punched me in the stomach, I couldn’t breath or speak. Ever since my Mum died I’ve been so...

All-Ukrainian UN Youth Summit 2004 (Opinions) 21-07-2004
by Olexiy Kuzmenko
The All-Ukrainian UN Youth Summit 2004 “Millennium Development Goals: Developing Coherent Partnerships” took place in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine on July 9 - 11, 2004. This year Summit’s information fare welcomed TakingITGlobal as a featured...

Alleviation of Poverty: Is a multi-pronged approach the way forward (Opinions) 23-10-2006
by erick ochieng otieno
A lot has been said about the issues regarding poverty. As one of the Millennium Development Goals, where the world vowed to come together to finish poverty by 2015, it has become one of the most thorny issue especially in the third world...

Along this road I walk... (Short Story) 26-01-2007
by Jay-R Patron
I enjoy long walks. Before I got my motorcycle, I would walk from the office to the shuttle station 30 minutes away. I delight myself with a keen observance of people as they go about their daily lives. They walk with me, and I ask myself,...

Altai Reserve: One of the Wonders of the Modern World (Opinions) 11-11-2004
by Ricky
Tsoi Anna, Shipunovo Altai. The Altai nature reserve, one of the largest in Russia, is situated almost in the centre of the Asian continent in the north-eastern part of the Altai mountain...

Always Pray & Others (Poetry) 14-04-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
Always Pray Mummy and daddy pray for me Sisters and brothers pray for me I want to be blessed Blessing comes for God Always pray, pray to God Play Time Play time, dancing time Dancing time, play time Move with time Work with...

Am I Still Beautiful? (Poetry) 6-01-2006
by EUCHARIA IGWe Nee-Chukwuma
I am a Beauty eventhough my eyes are not blue I am a Beauty eventhough my nose is not pointed I am a Beauty eventhough my lips are wide and thick I am a Beauty eventhough my hair is not blonde I am eventhough my chest is not huge I am...

Amar (Poetry) 16-04-2004
by Felipe Oliveira de Sousa
Amar é a desventura do sofrer É a razão do ser É o motivo do viver Amar é algo inexprimível Mal se sente Quando se sente, porém Arde a alma Irradia os pensamentos Ilumina o coração Amar é um sorriso sincero É a paz interior É um...

Amazing Thailand! (Opinions) 29-01-2005
by AK
Amazing Thailand A Day in Bangkok Any traveller anywhere in Asia will talk about getting into a “comfort zone” on arrival in Bangkok or anywhere in Thailand for that matter. There is really a friendly air about the place. The Don Muang...

Amazônia – Minha, Sua e de Todos Nós (Opinions) 9-09-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
Querem internacionalizar o que é nosso. Mesmo que os governantes não tenham o devido cuidado com esse patrimônio que é a Amazônia, ela continua pertencendo a todos os países que a têm em seu território. O Brasil detém a maior parte da Amazônia e é...

Ambae Girl (Poetry) 8-03-2007
by Derek FUTAIASI
We walked passed each other, And your shadow, Shaded my mind, So i quickly turned, To see you. Your beauty then twisted my world, So when the darkness starts to fall My world was in a hurricane Your beauty was the eye of the storm....

America faces the World (Poetry) 9-08-2004
by Rebecca Blair
All over America, there is this classroom I stand in the middle of one 180 days a year to learn Math, English, Science, History Those are the main subjects the world uses today To tell children all about life The real world Sometimes I...

American Edinburgh (Opinions) 11-11-2002
by ieuan dolby
If one passes the entrances to The Station it is typical to have the amazing and wonderful site of the old and famous castle of Edinburgh on the left and high up, and the station on the right and low down (not easy to distinguish). So one would...

Americanidade X Americanização (Opinions) 29-01-2008
by Rafael Barbosa
Brasileiro? Mexicano? Argentino? É possível que estes conceitos estejam totalmente ultrapassados. Em um continente como o nosso, tentar se enquadrar em determinada nacionalidade pode ser tão difícil, apesar de parecer simples. O povo da...

Amertume, la quiétude des harengs (Poetry) 27-08-2005
by Keyvan Sayar
Il neige dans ma tête un cortège de solfèges Les mélodies flottent, fusent, refusent et concoctent Cent adages de passage d'un autre âge, pauvres arpèges Arthrite mélancolique, chanson ridée, clapote Flous flocons flasques à fées, flanqués...

An Account of Tet holiday (Opinions) 12-02-2005
by Giang Nguyen
Tet, the Lunar New Year Festival, is the most important festival for Vietnam’s ethnic King majority. It is considered the most holistic period of time when people shake off all sadness and misfortune of the past year to welcome a much awaited...

An American Muslim's reflection on 9/11/01 (Opinions) 25-08-2002
by Jamila Zafar
As the date September 11th is approaching, I look back at this tumultuous year. Running through my mind over and over again is what I was doing the night of Monday, September 10, 2001. It was a relaxing night. Almost too relaxing……eerie in a...

An AnGrY TeEnAgEr! (Poetry) 6-01-2007
by amira helmy
Since when am I not upset? Since when am I not fighting my problems? Do you know am still alive? I'll live now, later and forever Killing and fighting demons in the world It's me. Yes, here I am Standing and depending on myself Never...

An article written by Nayyar from Pakistan (Opinions) 2-03-2001
by Yasmary Mora
Geographically Pakistan has four provinces, and each province has its own language, along with URDU as the national language, that has the inspirations from Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Spanish and Turkish. But English is the formal official language....

An Ode to a Lovely One (Poetry) 16-12-2009
by Adebayo Waidi Gbenro
Yen! Yen!!Yen!!! She cried, when she arrived. Where she was she couldn’t tell. The environment was nothing that she has seen before or envisaged. So much confusion. People picking up this and handing out that. Then they bathed her. Then...

An Uncoveted Question In My Dream (Short Story) 7-02-2007
by Jay-R Patron
I woke up that morning with much excitement and anticipation for the day’s agenda. It was the first time that I would be spending time with her after so many months. I got out of bed and followed my morning routine. After an hour or so of my...

Anarchy In A Consumerist America (Opinions) 5-07-2002
by Joel Solow
Anarchy is generally regarded as chaos, mayhem, a state of gang or mob rule, and in the intellectual forums, a utopian dream. When thoughts of anarchy are conjured up, phrases and words like “terrorist”, “usurper”, and “subversion” are not far...

Ancient African Civilization!! - Get Ready to be Enlightened by the Storm (Opinions) 2-10-2001
by Nord
The Ancient Black Secret! It is time to spread the truth through man-made technology, the Internet. Luckily, you can read my article about the real deal on the contributions of ancient Africans to civilization. Yes, it may be hard...

And now...Africa (Poetry) 7-06-2004
by Sandra Musonda
Of all my challenges that I've faced, The paths keep growing narrower. I must stand up and face the world, Only they won’t give me a chance. How do I struggle? I sweat, I cry, I bleed, I remember. The history that I never confronted, My...

AND YOU THINK YOU CAN WALK (Short Story) 5-02-2007
by Stephen O. Silas
AND YOU THINK YOU CAN WALK What do you think walking is all about? Walking is an intransitive verb to move or travel on legs and feet, alternately putting one foot a comfortable distance in front of, or sometimes behind, the other and usually...

Andrei STOIAN (Interviews) 8-09-2008
by Cristina
Mă numesc Rada IRIMIE şi în calitate de Community Connector am ales să intervievez un lider de tineret care m-a impresionat prin ambiţia, perseverenţa şi diplomaţia cu care a ştiut întotdeauna să propună dar mai ales să duca la capăt proiecte cu...

ANGER (Short Story) 8-09-2012
by Arinze Bryan Vincent Ubah
It sometimes does not show itself on the surface But there is a stirring within you when things do not go the way they ought to It is a dangerous thing, like an acid which hurts the container storing it It is poisonous to the body and can...

Any other way? (Poetry) 12-03-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
Why is it that we wonder- On the same thing we ponder? Life is not assuring, Everything so alluring us, To a place of which we not know. To a place of which we find various ways to grow. What is it within us, to hate with a vengeance?...

Apparition (Anaemia) (Poetry) 5-08-2005
by S
cowering beads of sweat retreat to the origin of fear pores dilate, and reverse the melancholiac phases of the phoenix stigmata. the iridescent tears convert to onyx, pools of oil erupt and bleed out through the holes of my martyred body.

Appreciation (Poetry) 26-05-2008
by Adelusi Oluwafemi Temidayo-Don
To all you, friends, I write a pleasant parcel. My literary feelings Hanging here so long; Watching all the fun I like to see and have. Those funny images And imaginary words of yours From our pains and pleasures Lay heavily upon me....

Are We Speaking Gnomish? (Opinions) 15-01-2007
by Dana Gowland
The average height of a gnome is 15 cm. The average height of a human is 5' 8". The average gnome's intestines are longer than those of an average human. The average gnome's liver is more robust and the average gal bladder is smaller than a...

Arise and shine (Poetry) 27-07-2008
by Daniel Nuxe Thomas
Beaten by hardship you slept in tears. Burdened by labor you hoisted your strength. Abandoned by friends, rejected by families yet you weathered the storm. They shut their doors and barred their windows. Oh what a time it was when you...

Around the World in 5 minutes (Poetry) 20-05-2008
by u4980688
As I wake up each morning, in my Chinese made bed, From my Malaysian pillow, slowly raises, my head. Made in Taiwan says my brand new alarm, Which woke me from dreaming of Martian made car. I slide out of bed in my Japanese shorts, And...

Arpegio para la construccion de una melodia: la sonrisa de las y los niños (Interviews) 29-03-2008
by Cristina Oliva Serrano
La música abre puertas, expresa, crea, une, conmueve, inspira, motiva y es así como hace ya mas de tres años y medio que un grupo de jóvenes egresados del Conservatorio Regional “Carlos Valderrama” de la ciudad de Trujillo - Perú; crea sinfonías...

Arrest and freedom (Poetry) 11-03-2008
by Remisson Aniceto
At night, in the face of the window grills Internal where the college student Asked the priest who was one city All dark, where nothing is heard On Sundays, many people going there And other, white, buildings; are guards In November...

Arrêtez la répression homophobe au Cameroun ! (Opinions) 23-06-2006
by Joel Nana
Communiqué de presse / 22 juin 2006 Arrêtez la répression homophobe au Cameroun ! Signataires AIDES, Alternatives-Cameroun, A.M.B.C., An Nou Allé !, Arc-en-ciel Plus (Côte d'Ivoire), Association Diagonale IDF, Association nationale Le...

Ars Poetica-After Willie Perdomo (Poetry) 5-04-2007
by JH
I’m stuck in a poem that sounds like the blastin’ radios inside beat up cars around every corner on da block With the echo of Mami’s Te Quiero This poem looks like an abstract painting Filled wit da beats of Rakim y Ken Y’s “Down”...

Art and Architecture: Do They Reflect Any Desires of the Human Race? (Opinions) 16-11-2005
by Martin Tairo
Human beings are able to take flights into spheres of fantasies and it is during these short instances that they have the guts to let their imaginations soar. There is a very thin line that distinguishes the absolute from the actual. It is where...

Art and Book Festival (Poetry) 14-06-2007
by Adeshina Olusanya
I went to an art and book festival I saw books, very many books I saw Michelangelo, heard Mozart At the art and book festival. Flowers were shared, plays were staged I heard songs. I saw dances I saw Adam I saw Eve, and even little ones....

Article written by Harriet Dora Kumah from Ghana (Opinions) 2-03-2001
by Yasmary Mora
Taking, my country Ghana into consideration, it is a very attractive sites with many tourists areas which would really make someone happy. In our culture for example, we have some festivals that we celebrate. It is according to clans for example...

As Africa's Big Heart Stirs (Opinions) 22-12-2005
by Salisu Suleiman
There is a saying that a healthy heart reflects on the rest of the body. Perhaps this has never been more applicable than to Africa, where six years of progressive reforms in Nigeria have unleashed a flood of positive developments not just for...

As I Like It (Opinions) 28-03-2006
by Pallavi Mogre
Opinion about William Shakespeare’s “As you Like It”, has often been polemic, what with some critics labeling it a ‘sentimental pastoral’, while others like G. B. Shaw contending that it is more ‘lucrative’ than ‘sentimental’. Shakespeare, Shaw...

As I listen (Poetry) 23-11-2006
by Salisu Suleiman
As I listen to the silence That whispers from your presence Shepherded by ancient patience That was born of perseverance And anchored by steely assurance I am reassured by quiet memory Oft repeated as in a parody Vibrating with...

As long as the moon beams (Poetry) 1-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
Sana' The mirrors of my memories are not firm. With the blankets of lonesome night I am folded, Aloof, grievous and ever-puzzled. But as long as the moon beams I, from your love, fashion my dreams.

As Long As... (Poetry) 5-12-2008
by alfred ibulu jr
As long as there's a breath left in your body, there's hope. As long as mankind has prowled the earth, miracles have happened, restoring life and health. As long as you have a loving heart, God will send much warmth and love to you...

ASEAN Student Leaders Summit (Opinions) 10-12-2002
by POCHOLO GONZALES
AUAP in cooperation with the ASEAN Foundation will organize an ASEAN Student Leaders' Summit 2002 with the theme of "DEVELOPING STUDENT LEADERS TOWARDS A CENTURY OF PEACE AND HUMANITY". The Summit will be hosted by Angeles University at Angeles...

asking for forgiveness... (Poetry) 13-01-2007
by hazem al jaber
asking for forgiveness... Sweetheart... do you know ,what is a love? did you realized it before? its you and inside you and its all things which it means you you are the love, sweetheart sweet angel... however you yelled, i...

Aspectos Psicosexuales sobre los tipos de Familia (Opinions) 22-08-2005
by Maura Villasanti
Abstract in English: In this articule, I pretend explain since my professional experience about diferent types of familias and modes positive and negative. The sugerens is for ejemplo in social area how affects in the human sexuality, no “have...

AUPRES DES ANCIENS (Short Story) 6-08-2005
by Abbé Dimitri
Un ancien de mon village disait :\" Un bantou en général et un fang en particulier connait ou célèbre deux grands événements au cours de sa vie . Ces deux évenements sont le mariage et la mort \". Ces deux évenements sont l\'application de la...

Away again (Poetry) 2-05-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
You've smiled away again Never homeward bound again Where lonely and lone I stand There gone and lucky you smiled Where we once sang of love all night Has become not and a vanishing point You were my star and pride Now, my worst cloud and...

bad things... (Opinions) 28-04-2007
by Chi Hoang
I was at a local market one day, and I accidentally saw a man stealing some eggs from an eggs store, the seller was too busy selling around so she might not recognize it! And no one told her that there was someone stole her eggs! Even me! One...

Barack Obama (Poetry) 27-01-2009
by Simonette Brebenariu
( An acrostic poem of mine) (Dedicated to USA President Barack Obama ) B-arack Obama, a genius, respected gentleman with the gift of the gab, A-ttraction for him might be the rock with crystal, gold and aura. R-ichness of...

Barriers to Development (Short Story) 11-06-2003
by Yasmine Mahmoud Ahmed Fakhry
Barriers to development Why is Great Britain more developed than Angola, or the United States than Colombia ? The very simple answer, since it is basically a truism, is that the level and pace of economic development are lower the greater are...

Basquiat (Opinions) 20-12-2005
by Daniel Brophy
I’ve seen about a handful of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s paintings on two separate occasions. ART/In Word Only was a Basquiat retrospective in the Lower East Side of New York. His journals were displayed under thick glass and stained by his own blood,...

Battered women in the Arab world (Short Story) 9-05-2005
by Dmitriy Kokarev
Female abuse is a common phenomenon that takes shape in several forms in Arab societies. However, this phenomenon tends to be extreme in certain communities where women are mercilessly battered by males of their household. The magnitude of the...

Be The Change You Want To See In The World! (Opinions) 30-01-2008
by Anupreet Kaur
The other day, a friend of mine sent me an email urging me to sign a petition to pressurize the government of some country to take action to combat global warming. As I signed the petition, I wondered what...

Be - longong (Short Story) 30-04-2009
by Aram Bhusal
Born in Iran, Nepalese by citizenship and pursuing higher studies in India!! Welcome to the intersection filled life of the intersected me!! Well life has always brought me to intersections and now I truly understand the meaning of intersection....

Be a Ugandan: promote Ugandan culture (Poetry) 22-08-2008
by henry oriokot
Be part of the tradition and promote Uganda’s culture. Culture, culture, culture! The roots of culture are gone. Its wonders are no more. Its treasures were rooted, Its heritage is...

Be realistic... (Poetry) 1-05-2007
by Keely Aleathea Constance Boom
"Be realistic," you say to me, But to be realistic is to believe. Recognise the problems in our world, But know that we can alter all this and more. Recognise your own failings and sin, But never doubt the power and strength within....

Bear it (Poetry) 3-04-2006
by Branson Shao
Huge, still water; seems so easy, Chancy is its nature. Fragrance is a blossom rose, Stalk of thorny twigs. Pleasant is the shiny sun. Nature to dry water. A friend who loved so deeply, Hurts thy soul more than a hostile. No wonder, the...

Beauty & THE BEAST (Poetry) 21-10-2007
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
I'm yet to see the scene But already, do I feel the same. Unlike a caged King Kong, I've ruled the gong. I've ever been the same Until this beauty came Oorrah! Oorrah! She's so pretty! So holy and honey! Ah! That has not been me. Now,...

Beauty and Culture (Opinions) 11-07-2003
by Huiging Wu
Imagine, if you will, the beautiful Cinderella and her ugly stepsisters - and we become aware of appearance’s implications in society. I, too, am wary of judgments based upon attractiveness, but never did I imagine a family member would engage in...

Because of you (Poetry) 28-02-2007
by Racquel Nixon
She never had it easy that was true She pulled though because of you You made her see what she was capable of You were like her angel sent from above With your kind words and your encouraging ways you gave her the strength to pull...

Becoming a winner in life (Opinions) 18-12-2007
by ISRAEL EWOMAZINO OMANUDHOWHO
BECOMING A WINNER Goals - Setting Yourself up to Win The first step to success is learning how to set goals. We have asked hundred of runners in our marathon clinic what got them out the door to do the required training. Over 90% answered that...

Before I go (Poetry) 14-06-2008
by Matthew Salinas
And as his sunshine fades to grey, he just wants to hear you say that you love him too, But he knows you won’t because it just ain’t the same, and your just the one to blame, Now everything spins and all comes down, sits and frowns and tries not...

Behind The Cover (Poetry) 1-09-2005
by Samori Sombel Sy
Behind the cover is the story Of civilization scattered in untrue history Buried with lies pilled up a foreign library Story credited to someone rejoicing proudly on another's Glory Behind the cover is the truth Untold to it’s strong but...

Behind the mask (Opinions) 29-09-2007
by dappa maple
Somehow, someway, in the process of going up the stage called life, we pick up masks that we intend to wear throughout the period we would be on stage playing out the roles inscribed in our scripts. While some that are strictly religious endeavor...

Being an empowered and inspired leader (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
My name is Lina Eggemar and I am 31 years old and live in Stockholm, Sweden. Since my teenage years I have been interested in and trained myself in personal growth and leadership. My passion is exploring new possibilities and ways to grow and...

Beliefs and Customs in Nepal and Germany (Opinions) 16-11-2007
by Satis Shroff
Whereas the older people in Asia pray the whole day and are in communion with God because the life-span in Asia is shorter, I had the impression here in Europe that the older generation are still living it up. You’re pensioned at 67 years in...

Believe (Poetry) 13-10-2009
by Sumukhi
Since the time I was a child I had many dreams, subtle & wild I knew I wanted to be famous one day And would do whatever it took to get to that day Today, as i still feel that dream I feel I am getting closer each day The battles are...

Beloved (Poetry) 31-07-2008
by david mbitu
Seems like eternity since I wrote to you dear, Though not a thing is gone; all within and near. The memories we caress with sorrow, on parting nights: of us. Remember how walked in caroling effulgent lights, Listening to nature, violins and...

Besos creativos (Poetry) 7-01-2009
by Ivan Sanes
Sellar tu cuerpo con profundos besos creativos de aquellos que te arrullan y te duermen besos creativos que colorean tu silueta de aquellos que te sonrojan y te invitan a volar de esos que marcan círculos, triángulos y cuadrados de esos que...

Best idea to change the world (Opinions) 21-10-2006
by Shakti Ghimire
We have a strong belief in respecting fundamental civil liberty, sustainable peace, development and Democracy. Our initiative should be spin around strategic philosophy, trouble solving and preparation agendas under the issue of peace, not on...

Better Off Alone (Poetry) 18-10-2005
by Samori Sombel Sy
Unless I wanted to dig my grave I would work be illiterate and just behave I was taught the bible and told I would be saved But for centuries I was enslaved Than one day the civil rights movement came I died over and over so things...

Between tradition and truth (Opinions) 24-08-2005
by Lice Lia-Ann Movono
Tradition and truth By LICE MOVONO, Fiji Islands She grew up a commoner all over Europe when her father left the Fiji Islands to join the British Army in the early 1960’s. Adi Mere Tuvou Ratunatabua was only 6 months old when she left...

Beyond Social Works (Short Story) 30-10-2006
by Shakti Ghimire
Beyond Social Works The person who is always involved in non profitable organizations or charity as a leader does not have individual existence and should compromise with their personal life. Usually, person wants to spend some moments with...

Big Deal eh? (Opinions) 19-08-2002
by Rajat Suri
So World Youth Day has come and gone from our beloved city of Toronto. During that exciting week of never-ending fun, we got to witness the Pope performing Mass and extolling the virtues of Canada and Toronto. We had the privilege of welcoming...

Biography of Spiderman (Opinions) 3-11-2002
by Saad
The bite of an irradiated spider granted high-school student Peter Parker incredible, arachnid-like powers. When a burglar killed his beloved Uncle Ben, a grief-stricken Peter vowed to use his amazing abilities to protect his fellow man. He had...

Birthday Wishes (Poetry) 12-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Just like the beauty of night, the moon and the stars. O! those shining darling creatures up there, in the skies. You’re brighter, finer than ten tender beautiful butterflies ‘Cos for this reason were you born; to fly high. Why? Eagles amongst...

Black is Beautiful. (Opinions) 9-07-2004
by Henry Ekwuruke
Judge me not because I am black, My colour is the will of my creator, He gave me brains and strength, He gave me a beautiful body and environment, He made me live in tropical bliss, Judge me not because I am black. Hate me not because I am...

Black Women (Poetry) 10-10-2003
by Ba Alhousseynou
If I had been you I'll be proud, very proud. If I had been you, I’d still be proud. Aren't you the mother of the Pharaohs? Makers of a civilization forever alive? Aren't you the one who took care of me When dad was put in jail or killed?...

Blind Adoption of Foreign Languages in Africa Could Kill Traditional Dialects (Opinions) 10-11-2005
by Antony Felix O. O. Simbowo
Aboriginal parlance and lingo in Africa and the Third World is faced with extinction. In a crass willing-buyer-aggressive-seller basis, the Third World is trading its local languages and dialects for French, English and the like in a...

Blind Spot! (Short Story) 15-02-2009
by EUCHARIA IGWe Nee-Chukwuma
Blind Spot! Prologue: Blind Spot is what others, [the public] knows about you that you are not aware of. Goal is to try and minimize ones blind spot as much as possible. Sometimes painful to become aware of ones blind spot, but it is worth it-...

Block out the Noise (Poetry) 15-10-2008
by Rachelle Morgan
I still feel lonely as though no one really knows me True enough we have sat and talked for hours upon hours And everyone knows that we have had time together well spent. But you don’t know how to be there for me even if I gave a hint, As we...

Blood Sister (Opinions) 27-09-2002
by Catarina Abreu
BLOOD SISTERS We’re sisters by the blood Pulsing through the ground Into our veins And yet we stand apart Torn by the very darkness Causing our grief. What happened to love? Between everyone of us We seem to let it slip It’s become...

Brain Drain (Opinions) 25-05-2006
by S Joshipura
Brain drain is one of the most well-known economic phenomena of the 20th Century. It affects both developing and developed countries. However with the advent of globalisation and emergence of new economies, its effects have been changing....

Branding and Personality (Opinions) 20-07-2007
by Abraham Isaac Omotayo
Life gives us what we are not, and what we want to be. We are instrumental to whatever we become in life. For you to be successful in life you need to be original, carbon copy cannot be like the original. Being unique does not mean that you have...

Bravo youth organizations! (Opinions) 27-03-2007
by .
I sense a renewed confidence and determination throughout the youth organizations. They have confidence to face the challenges, overcome them, and thrive in a world of fast-paced change. It’s quite encouraging to see youths engaging in...

Breathe (Poetry) 25-08-2005
by Abby Mac Phail
BREATHE I am a black child born into a world full of hate cause all people do is discriminate. They see ya skin and black face and then they segregate. I am a welfare child walkin’ on line to get my government cheese so that...

Breathe For Others (Poetry) 2-07-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
Breathe now, as deeply as you can Find that you can change this fate. Find your spirit, beyond your being a man Do it now, before it is too late. Let us take the blindfold off and see what's really there You may awaken with a thought of...

Broken Dreams (Poetry) 17-10-2006
by Alexander Orok
Had a job that paid real well. Got laid off and then came hell. They gave it to some foreign jerk and didn't care I had no work. Paid him less and dogged him more, then raised the prices in their store. Guess that's how they pay...

Building Trust between Africa and Other Countries (Short Story) 7-05-2003
by Olawuyi Olusola Akanbi
On the fourth of January 2001, shortly after the New Year celebrations my family was given a dog as a present. I took the poor little rottweiler to the living room with the hope that it would adapt quickly to his own “petdom” but it just wouldn’t...

Burning heart (Poetry) 7-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
The coldness of my mind is like the idleness of my father Who to his offspring matters gives away Obedience and follow-up of his orders he demands But I by my defiance to him my chronicle win Ay, mother, the burning heart of my poetry You...

Busy Schedules that Cost (Poetry) 25-09-2005
by David Ephraim
She tells me, I'm sorry I can’t make it. He tells me I'm sorry I’m too busy. They tell me, we can’t we are very busy. I tell myself I can’t because I’m too worried. But what about my life. I need her, I need him, I need them and I need myself,...

By Your Mistakes Enrich Your Self. (Opinions) 14-02-2007
by mohammed
By Your Mistakes Enrich Your Self. Mistakes cannot be avoided but we can learn how to be come rich by them. Unless we teach ourselves to fail wisely, we cannot succeed in life gracefully. Our gratitude should free us: not bind us. Four...

Bye Bye! (Poetry) 12-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
When I came to Italy, I saw a very beautiful woman. She was as a very kind-hearted woman, She was such an educated woman. She could work anything on the computer, what a woman! That woman is you. That very beautiful, very kind-hearted...

ÇäåÇ áÛÊí : ÇááÛÉ ÇáÚÑÈíÉ (Opinions) 8-07-2004
by Marwan Mohamed El Solaih Hamad Aly
ÇäåÇ áÛÊí : ÇááÛÉ ÇáÚÑÈíÉ íÇ áåÇ ãä áÛÉ , ÊØíÑ Èíä ÚÞæáäÇ áÊäÞá ÇÝßÇÑäÇ , ÊãÓ äÙÇÑÊ ÐåÈíÉ ÎáÝ ÐÇß ÇáÓÊÇÑ ÇáÇÈíÖ áã Çßä ÇäÓÇä æ áä ÇÙá ãÎáæÞ ÝÖáå Çááå ÓÈÍÇäÉ æÊÚÇáí Úä ÓÇÆÑ ÇáÎáæÞÇÊ ÍÊí ÇäÓí áÛÊí ÇáÌãíáÉ ... ÃäåÇ ÇááÛÉ ÇáÚÑÈíÉ . ãÇ Èíä...

Cael (Poetry) 22-06-2007
by christopher bernardo
Months later we’ll find ourselves Awed wondering where we are and where we are going Having surrounded ourselves with friends to forget About time, an evil adversary stealing our lives Luxuries we spend to make us feel CONTENTED....

Can Africa Unite? (Opinions) 7-06-2007
by Cyril France
It is imperative to always make mention of the great founding African fathers of the OAU/AU such as Kwame Nekrumah of Ghana, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Senghor of Senegal, Kenyatta of Kenya, and Nyerere of Tanzania. The AU in a nutshell...

Can anyone understand? (Poetry) 24-01-2008
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
Seasons come and go Fond memories are savoured At periods of discouragement And low state Good and positive Experiences always desired With no provision or expectation For the undesired Taught to accept positive experiences As God’s...

Can the youth return our garden? (Short Story) 22-09-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
As we watch each other, in awe at the greatest creations of technology, we forget that we are praising false temples and loosing track of our inner selves. I only wish the youth had the time to turn the world back to the way it was supposed to be....

Can you ??? (Poetry) 18-08-2007
by Ibrahim K. Oyekanmi
Can you see the tears in the eyes of the babies ? Can you feel the despair in the hearts of the millions of down trodden youths ? Can you hear the cry of your soul ? urging you to do something ? urging you to make a move ? Can you summon...

Canta pra mim, Voz da Nossa terra abençoada! (Poetry) 20-11-2008
by Elaine
Canta pra mim e me deixa entrar no seu mundo não esqueça de me levar com carinho Canta pra mim entra no meu quarto e faz a bagunça de costume revira minha rotina e me faz vibrar sem me tocar Canta pra mim e me mostra o paraíso não...

Captain Jerry Coffee – Vietnam War POW, Keynote Speaker, Author and Media Commentator (Interviews) 18-05-2007
by Jay-R Patron
Evan Leong: Welcome to Greater Good Radio, Hawaii, where we develop tomorrow's leaders by bringing you up close and personal with today's top businesspeople. Greater Good, Hawaii is dedicated to social entrepreneurship. I'm your host, Evan Leong,...

Caribbean (Poetry) 29-04-2008
by Samuel-Malachi Odekunle
Coconut Candy Jamiacan brandy Oceans' Breaths Cayman Seashores Paradise real nice Just de right price Can you feel the move ah steel pan groove Bake and shark Jerk flavored dream Ay ay Antiguan Heat It’s the right ‘ting’ Wine down...

Carnival (Short Story) 8-03-2008
by Royal kenneth Chima
December 30, 2007 will remain a memorable day in the minds of people of Item in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria as they and their friends from across the country trooped out enmasse to mark the maiden edition of Item Day....

Cartagena piensa: jovenes con una ruta de desarrollo (Opinions) 26-03-2008
by Ivan Sanes
“Que deprimente cuando la rabia, la ceguera y la ignorancia han primado sobre la libertad y la diversidad en cualquiera de sus formas. “ Cartagena Piensa Hoy, al igual que a lo largo de toda la historia del país, la política juvenil ha...

Castaway (Poetry) 23-09-2007
by dilim ogbuagu
Would i ever be home again a home in your arms again i am castaway in the dugouts of loneliness exiled to land of sorrows would i ever be one again without my home a drifter i am in these plains of desolation a lover i used to be in a home...

Causes and Contributions (Opinions) 11-07-2007
by Jared Otieno Oloo
Child labor is widely spread in the poor regions of Kenya. A question not that many people dealing with the issue of child labor ask is why does it happen? I have found out in my own research some of the things that have led to the widespread of...

Causes and Solutions to Youth Violence in Nigeria (Opinions) 10-03-2003
by Butterfly
CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS TO YOUTH VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA The youths are the major part of the Nigerian population as shown by statistics and data on record, which conforms to the globally accepted view that the youths of today are the nation of...

Ccuyay C`uchuricuy Kacharpary (Poetry) 14-11-2006
by Paola Quiroz
De tiempo en tiempo, de noche a noche cuando del cielo su manto de perlas observo y escucho de mi tierra nacer sonidos de muerte sin orgullo y de las quebradas tiempos de silencios y revoluciones es entonces señores cuando yo murmuro....

Ce que je crois.. (Interviews) 30-11-2007
by Youths Ahead!
Je me nomme Ludewic, âgé de 22 ans, je poursuis des études en droit au Cameroun. Je suis passionné de littérature et de poésie. Entre écriture et études académiques, j’essaie de trouver le temps nécessaire pour être utile à ma communauté. Il...

Ce que je crois.. (Opinions) 30-11-2007
by Youths Ahead!
Je me nomme Ludewic, âgé de 22 ans, je poursuis des études en droit au Cameroun. Je suis passionné de littérature et de poésie. Entre écriture et études académiques, j’essaie de trouver le temps nécessaire pour être utile à ma communauté. Il...

Celebrate TAKING IT GLOBAL's 5th Anniversary (Poetry) 4-11-2005
by FREDEX KING TUT JR.
We are all conduits for a higher self that would work through us. We are all equally connected to a spiritual source. We do not always know which among us will teach us best He is glorified in the fruitage of our lives. We are gathered...

Centuries After our First Meeting at the Bank of River Niger (Poetry) 13-08-2004
by Olumide Olaniyan
He said yes, I said yes He said no, I said no, He rejoiced and I grinned He grimaced and I wailed He devoured the meals I washed the plates He drank the wine I scrambled for its cans Scavenging is my idiosyncrasy He sailed to my...

Chained (Poetry) 30-05-2008
by jean celeste paredes
Don’t want to seize the chance Of bein’ next to you. I swear I won’t hold, Unveil a mystery foretold. Absurdity! I rather be Conscience stricken. Leave me not a shadow, Neither of yesterday or tom’row. Why should your mind chain...

Changing Language Forms (Opinions) 23-04-2011
by A Better Community for All (ABC4All)
It's my opinion that the method of communication each human being learns and practices is key to what develops in his or her life. When a human being is born, its brain is "tabla rasa." And it's really the interactions between mother and...

changing world (Poetry) 17-07-2007
by dappa maple
Old man sitting by the side of the road he's not watching the birds today he's not watching the sunset like he always does he's looking at the future he hates seeing the past school boy passes by and interrupts his thoughts.............

Changing World (Poetry) 23-07-2007
by dappa maple
Old man sitting by the side of the road he's not watching the birds today he's not watching the sunset like he always does he's looking at the future he hates seeing the past school boy passes by and interrupts his thoughts.............

Chaos in the Promised Land (Poetry) 3-06-2008
by Zaid Shopeju
Before the forceful and vicious advent of the intruder, The so-called colonial masters who subjected Africa and Africans To the highest level of denigration, depredation, Degradation, ruination and exploitation: The homeland of our...

CHERRY (Poetry) 11-04-2008
by Remisson Aniceto
Homenagem à Cherry, minha cadela de estimação, pela fidelidade do carinho doado a toda a minha família durante treze anos, sem fazer qualquer reivindicação além de... carinho. Não deixe para amanhã o carinho que pode dar hoje. Não deixe...

Chiang Mai and Beyond (Opinions) 15-02-2005
by AK
The Bangkok-Chiang Mai express wouldn’t really classify as one of the world’s great train rides, but it’s a pleasant enough journey. We were constantly warned by Thais that Chiang Mai is cold and that we would need warm clothes. With temperatures...

Child Defilement (Opinions) 25-09-2003
by Limpo Chinika
Isn’t it a wonder that for the past months this year alone child defilement cases seem to be rocking our daily newspapers? It’s sad to say that the "so called" male parents or possibly brother, cousin or relative who should be there to protect the...

Child Labour Pt.1: A cause or a consequence of poverty? (Interviews) 10-07-2003
by Shimaa Shaaban
What are the images that you can think of when you hear the word poverty? Poverty has many forms and various dimensions but all I could think of was the children who suffer from hunger, lack of shelter and fatal diseases. These very children...

Child Labour Pt.2: A cause or a consequence of poverty? (Interviews) 10-07-2003
by Shimaa Shaaban
If you live in Egypt you are everyday faced with pictures of small young children in poor dirty clothes and skinny faces collecting garbage, being hiy by their boss or selling toys and newspapers during traffic jams. It is not a very happy...

Children and Human Rights in the 21st Century (Opinions) 13-04-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
The global scandal of violence against children Is a horror story too often untold? With malice and clear intent, Violence is used against the members of society Least able to protect themselves— Children in school, in orphanages, on the...

Children talk as they’re taught (Poetry) 15-07-2010
by Eyselpeyt Trilles
“Picture, Kamoro Young Man in His Traditional Attire”, by Harya Children are like sponges, They easily absorb what they see and sense. What they see and hear, think and feel, They will embrace and repeat. Children are fragile...

China (Short Story) 1-05-2003
by Jarra McGrath
HIGH SCHOOL CREATIVE. (1998) --- I am woken early, blasted by the searing rays of a sun most unlike mine, a sun most taken by sadism. The steam rises slowly from the walls of skyscrapers. Thick, white cloud rising from the city canyons....

Christianity and Atheism (Opinions) 13-12-2002
by Roderick R. Mckenzie Sr.
The Hutchinson Educational Encyclopedia 2000, states that, “atheism is the non-belief in, or the positive denial of, the existence of a God or gods.” It also states that theism, (the opposite of atheism) cannot be proven or disproved conclusively....

Circular Quay Observations (Poetry) 13-10-2007
by Carol Marshman
Busker Pointy hair Pointy tongue Smooth patter Smiling Not quite creasing the corners of his eyes Crows feet will remain a mystery Jugglers Golden ice maidens Sunshine and a cool cool breeze Hot goosebumps Tourist pleasure Tourist...

Ciudad educadora…una propuesta para los y las candidatas. (Opinions) 28-04-2008
by Walter Jose Trejo Urquiola
“La ciudad será educadora cuando reconozca, ejercite y desarrolle, además de sus funciones tradicionales: económica, social, política y de prestación de servicios, una función educadora, cuando asuma la intencionalidad y responsabilidad cuyo...

Civilisation (Poetry) 30-11-2007
by Shepherd Nyamhuno
It is difficult to be exact about the day, the exact day when civilisation ended, the day we stopped being members of communities that respected, even cared about each other and the precious world. It was not the day that awful, bossy woman*...

Civilizing the City: from my little hometown in Cordoba to skyscrapers in Manhattan (Opinions) 22-02-2007
by Maria Belen Avellaneda
In this article I describe my own experience using the specific example of the psychological changes that an individual may go through when moving from a little, traditional town to a bustling metropolis. Afterwards, I demonstrate how certain...

Clannad: Reescrevendo nossa história (Poetry) 3-05-2012
by Yan Paiva Campos
Tudo que existe nesse mundo surgiu de um sonho Eu já tive vários sonhos, Mas certa vez tive um no qual entendi um monte de coisas, Quando atravessamos a distancia entre as pessoas Conseguimos entrar em seus mundos para que possamos nos...

Clipping the Fangs of Gender Violence (Opinions) 20-08-2004
by Ibanga Isine
It was indeed a heart-rending sight at the conference hall of Halal Fountain Hotel, Kaduna State, Nigeria, when the video clips of some of the worst cases of violent behaviours against women were shown to participants of a two-day advocacy...

Clothes Addicts Fashion Fanatics (Opinions) 23-01-2003
by Radha Tailor
Whether they're spiking their hair, wondering what frames for their glasses to purchase, colour-coding their outfits or running through a mall for the perfect pair of shoes, everyone cares about their looks. We all want to have an image, one that...

Cloudless Man (Poetry) 6-09-2008
by Sion Lion
As he plays his childhood playing He always builds his success bridge unknowingly If he cries, he sees his benefit unknowingly If he rejoices, he conquers malevolence unknowingly At bed, he sleeps against strife unknowingly His...

Cold Feet (Poetry) 8-01-2009
by Ruth Garnes
My feet are always cold. My heart as pure as gold My face a pleasure to behold I was very often told. Then I started to grow old. My feet remained cold My heart harden like gold My face, my eyes Grey and sad, Because of the difficult...

Coleridge and the Imagination (Opinions) 1-05-2003
by Jarra McGrath
HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY. (1999 - 2000) --- “The power of the human imagination is a central theme in Coleridge’s work." --- Coleridge was a poet during the Romantic movement. A period when poetry was personal and fanciful, displaying a love...

Communication and Reality (Opinions) 23-03-2007
by fonkenmun finley Gana
Whereas I look at communication as a solvent for all things, reality is fundamentally what we agree is real. How then can people genuinely communicate with each other? In order for there to be communication, there must be agreement and...

Communication de la commission sur la non-discrimination (Opinions) 27-09-2005
by Desire--clitandre dzonteu
Communication de la Commission sur la non-discrimination et l'égalité des chances pour tous – une stratégie-cadre La communication de la Commission sur la non-discrimination et l'égalité des chances pour tous est discutée dans la dernière fiche...

Communion of Love (Poetry) 6-07-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
To run, from this shuffling madness- Will lead only us to more sadness. As we must take the time to find a way As we pray. Lord, give us your spiritual power. Give us all the will to empower, Your breath upon the ones of which impel-- Our...

Cómo los activistas utilizan las redes sociales (Opinions) 28-07-2008
by Reiner Mora
Beneficios del mundo Globalizado: Los ideales, los proyectos, los movimientos sociales; siempre han necesitado la ayuda de medios para su impulso, expansión y, en su tiempo, un futuro establecimiento. Piensen en la radio, la televisión y en...

Compulsión (Short Story) 29-06-2007
by Sergi Bellver
(Para una guerrera india). Hay ocasiones en que la palabra me traiciona, en que todo lo que no pueda contar un silencio me parece absurdo. A veces detesto cualquier afán literario, cualquier premeditación a la hora de encontrar un código de...

CONCURSO: Acción Juvenil por un Futuro Mejor (Opinions) 31-05-2005
by Yohan Albeiro Velásquez
Los jóvenes de Colombia representamos más del 25 % de la población , y a nivel de mi ciudad Villavicencio los jóvenes constituimos cerca del 38% de la población y através de la acción coordinada y conjunta de la energía vital que tenemos podemos...

Conférence: La lutte contre la criminalité raciste & xénophobe (Short Story) 27-09-2005
by Desire--clitandre dzonteu
Conférence sur les Stratégies européennes de lutte contre le racisme et la xénophobie en tant que délit 11-12 septembre 2004 Tulip Inn, Brussels ENAR souhaite relancer le débat en parallèle à l'OSCE et organise une conférence sur le...

Conflict in Relationships (Poetry) 7-12-2005
by wahooe
CONFLICT IN RELATIONSHIPS LISTENING TO THE INNER BODY When listening to another person, Don't just listen with your mind, listen with your whole body. Feel the energy field of your inner body as you listen. That takes attention away...

Conform not (Poetry) 2-05-2007
by Lize-Leandra Ehlers
Conform Not Prudence turned passionate Flames on her skin Violation occurs Passion forcefully reversed to prudence With rapt attention she turned off the beat of her heart, her mind breaking down blood, muscle and bones to crash her...

Congo’s missing girl soldiers (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
The recent election and appointment of a new government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a landmark event in the country’s post-war future. However, away from the capital Kinshasa, and away from the media focus, the war has not yet...

Consider Poor Haiti (Poetry) 26-01-2010
by A Better Community for All (ABC4All)
Picture, Haiti National Palace Damaged , by Marco Dormino/ United Nations Development Program, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license . Music and Lyrics by Ron Israel...

Considerações sobre a funcionalidade dos objetos (Short Story) 19-03-2008
by Daiane
I. Guarda-chuva - [de guardar+chuva] S.m. Armação de varetas móveis, coberta de pano ou de outro material, usada para resguardar as pessoas da chuva ou do sol. ( Dicionário Aurélio) * Lembra daquela coisinha mimosa com estampa de super...

Constelação Draco (Poetry) 16-07-2010
by Yan Paiva Campos
Todos nós nascemos em uma terra Mas o que não sabemos, é como chegamos nela. Por várias vezes acreditei ser impossível existir Uma coisa tão simples que acaba sendo difícil É assim que imagino você no meu mais profundo sonho. È um lugar tão...

Context and Cartoon Riots: When Little Things Sting Old Wounds (Opinions) 22-02-2006
by Haatem Reda
I do not see the so-called "cartoon riots" of the past few weeks as being about Muslims taking issue with Europeans' right to freedom of speech. People in predominantly Muslim countries have been pining for freedoms of all kinds (certainly...

Continuous Togetherness (Poetry) 18-10-2007
by Rwax Qax
Remember if others leave True friendships stay Being there for each other Each step of the way In continued togetherness Strength they restore There with a helping hand Forever giving more Friends which to count on Are angels...

Coração (Poetry) 15-01-2008
by Remisson Aniceto
Vi o Coração quando jovem, quando puro, rindo e sonhando dia e noite, noite e dia, como se a Vida, a Morte, o claro e o escuro se resumissem em prazer e alegria. Hoje, velho e partido pela vida amargurada, sem glórias, sem ânsias, sem...

Courage's Anthem (Poetry) 29-04-2008
by Samuel-Malachi Odekunle
I stand To represent the nations that lie Deep within My fight is for you The fruit of my loins I tremble in fear For I face a mighty army But the fear is the fire The weapon I breathe I stand before the armies of strife Failure, pain...

Crab's Law or the Physics of Immigration (Opinions) 25-05-2006
by Wilson
I remember the first time I saw the Pacific Ocean in the coast of Ecuador. A young man had several buckets full of crabs on display for sale under a tiny palm tree kiosk. Interestingly enough the crabs were alive and untied, having free movement...

Crafts from Uzbekistan (Opinions) 1-05-2007
by Natalya Hamidova
Uzbek culture is famous around the world with its original style and ornaments in arts and crafts. Local crafts are important elements of culture, and people travel to see and experience other cultures, traditions and ways of living. Uzbek...

Cries Of Liberty (Poetry) 5-01-2008
by Tiffany Saxon
From politics to humanity's tricks, Outcries continue to pour in On a candle's wick. Bringing upcoming havoc To the new generation Known as Rick, Connie, Nick, Patrick and Vick. Too young to understand That devastation and complication Is...

Cro-Nicanto (Short Story) 1-08-2005
by Joaquin Rodriguez Badilla
Managua, Rivas, Ometepe. Marzo del 2005. Si me dijeras – quédate un rato – es posible que llegue la eternidad y aún me encuentres allí. Pero si me decís – quiero adorarte y compartir mi lecho, dejáme cuidarte – nacen cadenas confundidas...

Crónica del Tercer Encuentro de Jóvenes del Mercosur (Short Story) 22-03-2006
by federico pita
En los últimos días del mes de febrero, más de 180 jóvenes de unas 20 organizaciones (incluyendo a una delegación jóvenes no videntes), provenientes de Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Perú, España, Italia y Francia, se...

Crushed Down! (Poetry) 3-07-2008
by Affiah Odhiambo
Every time You move Towards me Smiling You see me Smiling back A lot you don’t see Like My eyes twitching My skin numbing My heart racing Fast Faster I’m breathing hard Harder My hands wet Sweat dripping My knees feebly Bones...

Cry of the youth (Opinions) 12-05-2007
by Dennis Nyakundi Onguti
“The CRIES of the YOUTH” We live in a “broken” world, a world that is full of contradiction in almost all spheres of life. The heightening level of moral decadence, family breakages, crime and the threatening social trends have hit every corner...

Cry oh beloved Africa! (Poetry) 11-01-2008
by Nosipho Dhladhla
I was born into the land of Umvelincanti, I was born into the land of Jezebel, in a land rich with resources, in a land without supply, without quality, in a land that can feed us all, in a land that feeds the minority, where the poor get...

Cuando la Tierra era cuadrada (Opinions) 6-07-2007
by Laura Müller
RULETA URBANA Cuando la tierra era cuadrada. Enero 1633: Galileo Galilei es sometido a juicio por la inquisición para abjurar sus teorías acerca del movimiento de la tierra. Según cuenta la tradición al levantarse murmuro;"E pur si muove” (Y...

Cults: Idealism or Insanity? (Opinions) 31-12-2003
by Nandita Saikia
Most of us harbor Utopian desires despite reading of the negative Utopia of George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'. And that being so, shutting the door on someone who offers us the opportunity to realize idealistic dreams and desires in an often...

Cultural Communication 101: No Means Yes (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
Building understanding through inter-cultural experiences is crucial in today’s growing global village. That was high school teacher Shawanda Stockfelt’s idea when it came to teaching her students about Albanian culture in her Intercultural...

Cultural Education (Opinions) 9-09-2011
by Wright
There has always been so much buzz about education. World leaders always say education is a major way to eradicate poverty in developing and under developed countries.What then is this education they constantly talk about? or better still what...

Cultural Problems in Africa (Opinions) 30-09-2003
by Damilare T.A Onajole
According to history, the Africans were great people. They excelled in arts, religion, technology, medicine, and civilisation. Their culture was principally based on religious and moral justification. A strong point to prove the moral injunctions...

Culture (Opinions) 1-02-2003
by Prabesh Paudyal
Modernization is blamed as one of the reasons for the youth to forget their culture. Many parents in urban areas are not practicing their culture; as a result the youth are not exposed or interactive with their own culture. Parents have already...

Culture - What is it anyway? (Poetry) 4-06-2007
by sean
Culture What is culture? Culture has a variety of meanings Culture is patterns of activities that is consistent Culture is symbolic Culture is the feature of human beings Culture is what makes a group of people a society Every one has a...

CULTURE AND SEXUALITY: Why my Grand mama remains the best! (Opinions) 26-10-2007
by VICTOR RASUGU
Growing up in the village can be exiting like you can never imagine. Everyday packaged itself in a different style but the grand mother was always the same. Waking up in the morning was at times frustrating especially on a weekend. Grand mama was...

Culture in Kenya - a virtue or a setback? (Opinions) 5-05-2007
by Patricia Sudi
Kenya has a rich cultural heritage having a number of different ethnic tribes. The cultural set up of different communities in terms of the kinds of foods they are associated with and traditional songs is admirable and something we are proud of as...

Culture, Learning and Schooling (Opinions) 1-08-2007
by Khadim Hussain
One sometimes wonders what could have been the situation in the former British colonies if the modern schooling system had not been installed. Was it possible for western capitalism to spread its tentacles to the far off lands without using the...

Cupid will Love (Poetry) 8-01-2009
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
I know love is real but i have my fear All seem to look for gain not care nor sacrifice; I have fallen in love So have i been hurt So bad i crave madly losing all i gained; I can feel love for another but do not desire to see it When...

Current Government-Exceptional (Opinions) 19-03-2007
by Sean Amos
Kenyan Present Government and Progress When the present government came into leadership(in 2002), it brought alongside it a vision for Kenya as a human rights state, meaning that it would put into place mechanisms and processes that would...

Cybercamps (Opinions) 21-09-2002
by Jason Alinen
¡§Impacting Children¡¦s Lives Through Technology¡¨ Cybercamps/Giant Campus began with a man and an idea. His name is Pete Findley and his idea was to create an interesting mix of summer camps and technology, hence the name ¡§Cybercamps¡¨....

Cynical (Poetry) 6-05-2008
by Angela Sun
Make-believes are for dreamers and nothing else Aye, I was one once Long ago, when everything still seemed possible When luck seemed to be a greatly distributed thing When movie-stars and musicians were picked up from the streets When my...

Daddy in heaven (Short Story) 19-07-2007
by George Wiliiam Onyore
"Science cannot prove that God exists neither can you," my law professor bellowed proudly as he gestured to us, "and if any of you can do so bring some proof so that we can celebrate the feat of the first law student to ever prove that God...

Dancing Life (Poetry) 4-09-2009
by Sina MrK
Dance with me, dance with me, Once I'm free, And dance till then And sing with me. Dance like the wind, shake the trees, move the boats, on the seas. Dance like the waves, breaking on the shore, reaching the coast, knocking at the door....

Danger of Drug Abuse Among Youth (Short Story) 2-10-2003
by Yasmary Mora
A drug is said to be a chemical formula specially formulated to effect, cure or relieve from sickness and disease. Chemical scientists classified drug into soft and hard drugs. Soft drugs are common and simple tablets syrups, etc, which are...

Darfur (Poetry) 31-01-2008
by Alfia K. Johnson
Her silence was forgotten as her tears stained her burnt skin And the body she carried became limp Black eyes pierce through the camera Speaking words unknown to many among humankind Asking Searching Hoping Wanting to ask...

Darya Krapotkina 15-20, Krasnoyarsk (Short Story) 16-11-2004
by irene melchner
Я хочу рассказать вам о России… Хочу рассказать вам о России. Почему? Потому что трудно удержаться русскому человеку, Патриоту, от выражения глубоких чувств и ярчайших переживаний , когда он размышляет о своей Родине. Эмоции буквально...

Daughter of Africa (Poetry) 29-09-2004
by Kennedy Opalo
At the crack of dawn You are already worn Day in day out You wake up to toil and moil Digging the diamond hard ground Your man is a drunk Everyday he drinks Then comes back home To beat you sick No career for you Education is a...

De Doña Rosa y las tribus urbanas (Opinions) 28-06-2006
by Sebastián Galanternik
Doña Rosa anda muy preocupada. Su hija Daniela se la pasa todo el día encerrada en su cuarto chateando, escuchando a esa (sic) Marilyn Manson a todo lo que da, se viste toda de negro y tiene amistades poco comunes: chicos que también se visten de...

De l'eau pour tous les Hommes! (Opinions) 11-03-2006
by Mouyaga Lilian Gervil
D’ici à 2015, les objectifs du Millénaires prévoient de réduire de moitié le pourcentage de la population mondiale privée d’eau potable. Pour y parvenir, deux défis sont à relever : prévenir l’épuisement et la pollution des ressources en eau de...

De Magias y Dragones (Short Story) 28-11-2005
by Erika
Despues de un merecido paseo por Milan, visita al Duomo incluida, llegue finalmente al ultimo de mis destinos: Shangai. Desde ahi tome un micro para Hangzhou, de ahora en mas, mi ciudad. Contrariamente a lo que todos los indicios señalaban, en...

De Martir a vividor (Opinions) 22-05-2007
by Laura Müller
Tengo una amiga la cual toda su vida es un eterno calvario, todo le pasa! Absolutamente todo lo malo, de lo malo se le complica y se vuelve aún peor, cada decisión que toma parece desatar otra serie de acontecimientos novelescos que la mantienen...

De sentimientos y creacion (Opinions) 20-01-2006
by Laura Müller
De sentimientos y creación De norte a sur, de este a oeste gente es lo que sobra, colores, olores, reflejos, sentimientos… Del blanco al negro de Oriente a Occidente hay personas, culturas y emociones que se acumulan en una gran gama de...

Dear Parents (Poetry) 25-08-2005
by Abby Mac Phail
Dear Parents, I am a girl of diversity. I am a boy of diversity. Gaze onto my caramel skin. Gaze unto my leche skin. My soft, hazel eyes. My fierce, green ojos. See into my colored soul. See into my latino life. Are you...

Death (Poetry) 23-08-2008
by ursh
In the memory of my beloved friend, Helena, and others that died young and in any kind of injustice I'm asking myself what it’s like to be dead. When I think about it I become still, I can't even move my head. Bodies are lying everywhere,...

December 1st is Everyday (Opinions) 27-11-2007
by Munaf von Rudloff
December 1st 1988, 19 years ago, I was at pre-school and my mom, then working at my country’s AIDS/STI unit, dropped by to give me a free t-shirt with a fancy logo and a red ribbon. This was the first inkling of the term HIV/AIDS. In Botswana,...

Declaração Universal dos Direitos dos Povos (Opinions) 1-10-2005
by Gabriela Gonçalves Barbosa
Pode-se dizer que a Declaração Universal dos Direitos dos Povos surgiu de uma inquietação provocada pelo caráter individualista da Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos, que tem seu foco nos “direitos individuais” não se manifestando quanto ao...

Deep Sleep (Poetry) 15-07-2006
by Janda
For whole of my life to this point of death I coaxed to know a story Which I never could hear. It was kept secret for the sacke of life. Today when I don't want to know, to hear any whisper of it I m being told with full passions the...

Deep Within Me (Poetry) 2-06-2007
by Osamuyi Okpame
Sometimes I look deeply within me and I wonder what this life is all about Sometimes I feel lonely Even when I am in the midst of a crowd Sometimes I look up to heaven for support But heaven seems too far away Sometimes I look down to...

Deepankha Yatra (Short Story) 25-01-2007
by Amit
Earlier today, I was looking through some of the cutlural news of my country that drove me to the past lane. It was on Oct 17, 2005. I, along with my mother, aunt and two cousins participated in thirty hours non-stop religious procession called...

Democracy - truth will win over falsehood (Opinions) 25-08-2005
by Matongo Maumbi
DEMOCRACY Democracy is a word familiar to most, but it is a concept that is still misunderstood and misused in a time when totalitarian regimes and military dictatorships have attempted to claim popular support by pinning...

Departed (Poetry) 18-11-2007
by Larry Ron Kali
We think we're slick, we think we're cool, we think that God dropped out of school. We think we know, we think we're smart, we think we can live without His heart. We've got all the answers, we've got all the skills, We've got just what...

Desde el Lado en que se lo Mire (Opinions) 28-11-2005
by Valeria Pasmanter
Estoy completamente convencida de que conocer y entender las diferencias culturales, nos permitirá resolver y evitar muchos de los conflictos que ocurren hoy en día. Todos intentamos entender al otro desde nuestro propio punto de vista, y eso es...

Desestereotipando el reggaeton (Opinions) 9-07-2007
by ANDDY JOEL LANDACAY HERNANDEZ
Tengo que decir con cierto orgullo, que cuando el mal llamado “PERREO” se puso de moda en el PERÚ fui uno de los pocos periodistas que se dedicó a investigar y publicar, sin apasionamientos y prejuicios de por medio, sobre este asunto. La...

Desmitificando a data da suposta libertação (Opinions) 14-05-2009
by FREITAS
Desmitificando a data da suposta libertação Freitas* Estamos no mês em que se completa 121 anos o momento histórico que acabou juridicamente com a idéia de que a servidão do negro pela coroa de Portugal. Princesa Isabel assina um documento,...

Devastation in Darfur (Opinions) 16-11-2007
by Kayla
In rural Darfur, the western region of Sudan, about the size of France, there are several gullies at the bottom of a hill. Surrounding them are 14 bodies. They are innocent Africans whose only crime was not being Arab. They had been divided...

Development and the White Man's Burden (Opinions) 14-01-2009
by Nathan Ming Kun Aw
There is probably no better time than the present to deliberate on the issue of developmental ethics. I hail from an extremely blessed place that is Singapore, a prosperous city-state in South East Asia. I, like many of my disillusioned...

Development and Tribal Peoples (Opinions) 30-12-2008
by Cal
The blinding winter sun beats down upon the windswept snowy landscape. The faces of the people are warmly coloured, but their expressions downtrodden. These people have learned to bear the harsh weather, but not the harsh life they have been...

Développement durable, oui mais... (Opinions) 29-11-2008
by Ababacar
Expression traduite de l'anglais “sustainable developement”, terme apparu pour la première fois en 1980, dans le livre écrit par l'union international pour la conservation de la nature (UICN): Stratégie mondiale de la conservation. En 1987 –...

Dia Internacional do Ser (Opinions) 5-06-2004
by Mateus Fernandes
“Não acredito que possam ser vencedores aqueles que, conhecendo a força de sua masculinidade, não mantiverem sua flexibilidade feminina.” Man Tum No dia dedicado às que amamos, e a tantas outras que deveríamos amar, preferi ficar em silêncio....

Diction as Dogma (Short Story) 25-09-2007
by Kelsey Page
Her dogma had nothing to do with wine, symbolic crackers and beautiful luxuriant robes and drapes. She worshipped something intangible, yet almost too simplistic to miss; her literature surrounded her everywhere. Every dream was a foreshadow...

DIEU (Opinions) 9-04-2008
by ONDO ELLASSOUMOU CAREL DORIAN
On l'a cru mort un moment, mais on s'était bien trompé, l'allemand qui l'avait déclaré mort, notamment Neitsche nous avait donc trompé. Dieu a bien survécu au naufrage humain, à sa dérive morale. Il serait à ce moment illusoire de penser à un...

Disability, Beyond Physical (Poetry) 21-03-2006
by Odimegwu Onwumere
Disability: Something that disables or disqualifies one. We have disability of the mind We have disability of the heart We have disability of the eye When one has no money to execute an obligation he is disabled, or when love is broken,...

Disappearing Shadows (Poetry) 17-03-2004
by Amy Megsin
I stand here staring At a shadowed wall. Curious shadows. They squirm and dance, Only to be hushed By the ever present Light, controlling the Shadows, as I on A chain. Whipping them Back at any sight Of movement or fright. As the...

Discrimination and Our Parents (Opinions) 20-08-2002
by Andria Seo
Only we, the youth, have the power to stop discrimination. Most of our parents already have fallen victim to it. I grew up with racist parents. My dad is particularly expressive of his prejudice, though only at home, and readily acknowledges...

Disease (Poetry) 13-10-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
Do not deceive us in the ways we are taught. The world is of happiness, and not overwrought. But we praise the countries that step forward and say- that they are only just trying to save all in harm's way. And the rockets' red glare, and...

Dislikes! (Poetry) 30-09-2005
by FReddy W.
In the night, this night... i will suppose that all people dreaming; dreams shorts, dreams that appear deep and nothing. the moon wake up and appear in the land; my heart’s sound are down and up: i would think in so future, so lives,...

Distraction (Poetry) 27-02-2008
by Lynne Lessard
Walking down a crowded street With music plugging her ears, Distracted by designer stores and foreign males, She Forgets. She listens, but she does not hear. Above her; laundry droops, birds sail, suns hiss. Around her; vespas play, vendors...

Diversidad Cultural…El Mito del Melting Pot (Opinions) 28-06-2006
by Leila Mucarsel
Somos diferentes. Más allá de las grandes coincidencias que nos unen, cada ser humano, etnia, nación o país es distinto a los demás, tiene componentes que lo distinguen de los otros, y lo hacen único. En los comienzos del siglo pasado, cuando...

Diversity Gap an Obstacle to Global Peaceful Coexistence (Opinions) 25-07-2006
by Stephen N. Asek
Nature allowed diversity to teach us that our sufficiency has to do with our attitudes towards each other. Our treatment of others determines the measure of happiness and peace we will get from our society. The world is a stage on which we develop...

Do boys always like blue, and girls pink? (Opinions) 19-08-2008
by Omar S
Boys like blue. Girls like pink. Boys like toy trucks. Girls like Barbie dolls. These statements seem to capture what is normal and natural in most societies. Indeed, we cannot help but notice that it is natural for boys to lean towards cars,...

Do not you want to change? (Poetry) 5-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
Here, I lie There I travel I miss you I hold you between my arms I fill the soul with your love Here is a hell of torment I travel there There is heaven Here is agony There is joy With you I lose here, there and the I...

Do you? (Poetry) 3-04-2008
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
Do you condemn a man Who tries to try genuinely Without flowers, Without sweeteners, Just bare and raw … just as it is? Like water Without coloration? Like tea without sugar? Like bone without flesh, Just bare, dry, and raw? ... do you...

Dois Caminhos (Poetry) 20-05-2012
by Yan Paiva Campos
Será que a vida é algo tão importante assim? Qual seria o significado desta palavra que apesar de conhecermos, tão pouco sabemos? A vida não é algo que podemos sentir, Ouvir, Cheirar, Podemos simplesmente presenciá-la, mudá-la, Pois afinal,...

Don't Quit (Opinions) 11-05-2007
by Stephen O. Silas
Your circumstances may be difficult and unexplainable and you might think the end has come without achieving any thing, but I am here to let you know that such things doesn't not remain only if you can grape an ideal and persevere to achieve great...

Dont Ever...! (Poetry) 10-05-2007
by Ken Auma
Don't ever be reluctant to show your feelings when you're happy, give in to it. When you're not, live with it. Don't ever be afraid to try to make things better you might be surprised at the results. Don't ever take the weight of the...

Don`t Ask..... (Poetry) 11-12-2006
by hazem al jaber
Don`t ask me , my sweetheart.... don`t ask what is wandering in my mind... don`t ask how many ladies I've known... just ask how much I loved you ... ask, how many times I dreamed about you.. ask, how much I desired you, while we were apart......

Don`t Lie to Yourself (Poetry) 25-11-2006
by hazem al jaber
my love no one is there in my life you are the true fact in my life only you I have only you I love first love to me you are the first breath that I take take from the lips which I kissed there where we were and no one else with us my...

Double Standards (Opinions) 27-12-2002
by Lindsay Smith
Martin Luther King Jr. once dreamed that his children would not be judged by the color of their skin. Although we have come far towards equality, this is not yet the case. They will be judged by the color of their skin. I am white, but so will...

Draining the brain: We have to keep the promise (Opinions) 28-11-2007
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
Brain drain syndrome is one of the intricate social-economic challenges facing developing African nations. It is a phenomenon that has gained patronage around socio-economically depressed regions of the world, where the knowledge, skills and...

Drama and music fight against gender-based violence in all forms (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
Every year, across the globe, thousands of women and girls are being trafficked and sold into virtual slavery. What if it happened to you or someone in your family? What will you do about it if it does? These are some of the questions that...

Dream (Poetry) 15-09-2003
by Lewis Best
When you wake up Do you think of dreaming? Limiting your mind Limiting your imagination Limits your life Believing the unbelievable Dreaming of the impossible Is the beginning of limitless opportunities “I have a Dream” How many of...

Dreamer (Poetry) 24-01-2009
by Miranda Rutherford
I'm not anyone special I'm not rich, not poor Not privileged, not hated Not black, white, one, or the other I'm just one face in the crowd But any dream will do I didn't try and start a revolution I didn't attempt to change the world...

Drug abuse & kids (Poetry) 9-12-2009
by Richard
Look at us today. We use drugs and we have nothing to say. Why people choose this path, I just can't imagine that. People killing, People well-living... Why do people do this? To prove what the way is? Please help them live, because...

Drug Addiction (Short Story) 23-06-2007
by katie
I am writing this to help better peoples’ knowledge about drug addiction, and to give my opinion on it, based on personal experience. As some people may already be aware of, I am a suffering drug addict, and have just graduated from drug-addiction...

Drug-free Europe (Opinions) 26-06-2002
by Charlo Seychell
PATH - European Youth Without Drugs is a European Network for young people. PATH - European Youth Without Drugs' philosophy is for young people to show other young people that they can live life and have fun without drugs. The goal is to...

Drugs and Life on East Hastings (Short Story) 6-12-2002
by Andrew Lauman
As I walk down East Hastings I can't help but think that I've stumbled into a war zone. People shake their heads at invisible voices, others talk to themselves, trembling from drug effects. Most disturbing are the empty, blank stares. Eyes with...

E-DHAKA.COM: The Development of Webculture in Bangladesh (Short Story) 23-10-2003
by M.S.A. Shobuz
In Bangladesh many people don't even know that what is Internet and how can we properly utilize it. It's hardly true that Bangladesh has no fiber optic cable connection for some political related business reasons, but we want to introduce peoples...

E-mails Triple X: Profanadores de paz (Short Story) 20-08-2008
by Ivan Sanes
Hoy como de costumbre me levanto cada mañana y una de las cosas que primero hago es revisar mi correo electrónico, pero hoy haciendo un poco de conciencia me detengo a razonar lo deprimente que es encontrar una serie de correos con contenido...

EARTH en el 4to Congreso Mundial del Jóvenes. Québec, Cánada. 10-21 Agosto. (Short Story) 6-11-2008
by Johanny Arilexis Pérez Sierra
En la ciudad histórica de Québec, Canadá, y en las instalaciones de la Universidad Laval, se estuvo celebrando el 4to Congreso Mundial de Jóvenes: Regeneración 2008, bajo el tema: "Desarrollo Liderado por Jóvenes". Este fue el cuarto de una serie...

Earthquakes- an esoteric perspective (Opinions) 1-08-2007
by George Wiliiam Onyore
Are earthquakes caused by sin? Or are they just mere physical occurrences independent of human activities? Well, it would be impossible, using scientific evidence, to explain how a father who has just raped his one-year-old daughter could cause an...

East vs. West (Poetry) 22-05-2006
by CM
East: Full of happiness, a cyclist drives beside the river, the surrounding are extremely green and quiet No cars, as almost no one would be able to afford one. Not many houses have electricity or tap water, it seems as if the world has not...

Economic Growth and Development (Short Story) 11-06-2003
by Yasmine Mahmoud Ahmed Fakhry
Economic Growth and Development Requires Structural Change copied and edited by: Jasmine M. Fakhry Economics is often defined as the study of ‘how societies can best allocate scarce resources among alternative uses’ so as to maximize...

Egotistic Lords: African Machismo (Opinions) 21-06-2006
by ozonevo adaozo amina
“It is a man’s world,” they say. However, the term “man” confuses me! The biblical expression defines the two sexes under one: male and female have one general term, “man”. The Oxford Dictionary defines “man” as an adult male human, while the...

Egypt: A Land of Multiple Civilizations (Opinions) 17-08-2003
by Yara Kassem
When we mention the dialogue of cultures then we must talk about Egypt, which is considered one of the oldest examples of the establishment of a building dialogue of civilizations and a platform for understanding, learning from each others and...

Either (Poetry) 25-06-2007
by Osamuyi Okpame
You are either alive Or you are dead You are either living Or you are dying You are either healthy Or you are sick! You are either at peace Or you are at war with yourself You are either a saint Or you are a sinner You are...

Either this or that (Poetry) 12-03-2008
by Remisson Aniceto
Between laughter and crying, between love and hatred, between faith and disbelief, between life and death, between God and the Devil- Prefer this to what?

El Buenos Aires de Mármol un siglo y medio más tarde (Short Story) 27-04-2006
by Maria Gabriela Altilio
Usualmente, nos ocurre que como lectores viajamos con nuestra imaginación a través del tiempo y el espacio a distintos momentos históricos, valiéndonos de la ayuda brindada por los mismos escritores, quienes gracias a sus descripciones nos...

El Colón en zapatillas (Short Story) 28-11-2005
by R
Las majestuosas escaleras de mármol se erigen frente a la delgada y alta puerta lateral, de madera labrada, del Teatro Colón. Un señor de aspecto amable y dulce, indica con señas en cámara lenta, el destino y el piso a transitar por los...

El cristal con que se mira (Opinions) 17-04-2008
by Laura Müller
EL CRISTAL CON QUE SE MIRA RULETA URBANA El cristal con que se mira 1913: Altagracia Martínez era lo que denominaríamos “una niña bien” nacida de una prominente familia de la ciudad de México. Altita, como le decían sus amigos, esperaba con...

El dia que adquiri mi Nimbus 2000 (Opinions) 20-07-2007
by Laura Müller
Enero 2002: Entre mis obligaciones como niñera en New Jersey estaba el recoger a Flavia de la escuela primaria. Todos los días me quedaba revoloteando en la cabeza, como niños y niñas de 6 a 12 años podían estar sentados esperando a que llegaran...

El fin de las consignas: la juventud rusa y el sistema educativo post-soviético (Opinions) 30-08-2006
by Sebastián Galanternik
La educación es una herramienta fundamental para todas las sociedades. Además de proporcionar conocimientos teóricos y prácticos generales, forma en el alumno una visión particular del mundo que lo rodea. Cada régimen político –totalitario o...

El galipote (Short Story) 2-09-2008
by Cristino Alberto Gómez Luciano
La madrugada era silenciosa y fría. Manuelo se levantó con el primer canto del gallo y metió sus fríos pies en lo que le quedaba de las botas de caucho. Buscó la bacinilla y se encontró con el piso húmedo a consecuencia de la poca puntería con que...

El joven del futuro: ¿Quién es? (Opinions) 22-08-2008
by Reiner Mora
El mundo está cambiando rápidamente, basta con leer el periódico, ver las noticias o navegar en la Web para darse cuenta de ello. Lo que se aproxima es una importante reforma en todas las estructuras sociales. Sea en la política, el comercio,...

El laberinto de la choledad (Opinions) 9-07-2007
by ANDDY JOEL LANDACAY HERNANDEZ
Por Anddy Landacay Hernández Con el Título “EL LABERINTO DE LA CHOLEDAD”, Don Guillermo Nugent trató de explicar de manera genial esa compleja estructura social que se originó después de las migraciones hacia la ciudad a partir de los años 40....

EL OMBLIGO DE LA LUNA (Opinions) 20-07-2007
by Laura Müller
Octubre 1995: El salón era un verdadero caos, todo mundo hablaba y hasta el profesor de historia bostezaba. Ceci y Karen estaban al frente del aula exponiendo un tema sobre la conquista de México, estábamos en el primer semestre de preparatoria y...

El rostro infantil del trabajo en el Perú (Opinions) 3-06-2008
by magaly oviedo gamero
Uno de los principales problemas que actualmente es considerado en la agenda mundial, es el trabajo infantil con especial atención a los denominados peligrosos y de peores formas. Existen diversos convenios internacionales como el de la OIT (Nº...

El señor de los perros (Short Story) 18-05-2007
by Laura Müller
Hace dos meses en un día como estos me avisaron que solo me quedaba por el contrato temporal en el lugar donde estaba trabajando, tuve que salir de la oficina esa tarde para arreglar algunas cosas para un evento que íbamos a tener y con la mente...

Elmano no retorno a Portugal (Poetry) 15-01-2008
by Remisson Aniceto
Ó Gil, o que me fizeste, ingrato irmão? Eu tão longe da minha gentil Lisboa (no Rio, em Damão, Macau, Cantão e Goa) e me roubaste de Gertrúria o coração? Lutei tanto, fui soldado, fui tenente, até doente estive em terras de Albuquerque....

Embrace of Civilization (Poetry) 1-12-2004
by Salisu Suleiman
As we grimace from the embrace of civilization We replace the crow of the cock with blips and binary bits As the songs of birds are buried in the braying of birdies The mast of nature is misted by the fog of pollution As sunlight is...

Emergence des associations homosexuelles en Afrique (Opinions) 5-12-2007
by Joel Nana
En Afrique, le respect des droits des personnes homosexuelles ne fait tout simplement pas partie des centres d'intérêts actuels des politiques. En outre, la réalité homosexuelle reste encore mal connue, largement déniée et marginalisée. Comme...

Empower our Aardvarks (Opinions) 11-06-2002
by Ian Bailey-Harris
Hi my name is Ian and I’m global co-coordinator for “Striving for Quasi Excellence.” We are a group of like minded individuals working towards the personal betterment and empowerment of all quasi-humans. Our goal is to empower all quasi-humans in...

En defensa del sexo (Opinions) 9-07-2007
by ANDDY JOEL LANDACAY HERNANDEZ
El sexo es la sensación más deliciosa que puede existir dentro del complejo mundo de los placeres humanos. El qué diga que no, o no lo ha probado aún, o sencillamente es un ilustrado hipócrita. Lógicamente tan antigua como su existencia es la...

Encanto Sertanejo (Poetry) 2-03-2008
by Elaine
Sertanejos que trazem a sinceridade através das vozes que abraçam nossas vidas Que a cada dia nos fazem sentir amor mesmo não carregando uma paixão no peito Nos levam às lágrimas em poucos segundos despertando lembranças profundamente...

End of era (Short Story) 27-07-2007
by Gabriela Murillo Barrios
End of era I'm feeling: weird I slowly realise the curse and freedom of being born of Mexican father and Guatemalan mother. I discover why the ground has been shaking for so long, born like maize out of the soil and transplanted from clay and...

Endless Flow (Short Story) 5-09-2006
by Mbũrũ Kamau
She stole my heart as my genuine friend. I could not but help to refer to her as a person I could not live without. Christine was an extraordinary figure who many could envy. When we became friends during our college days, she was a blank page in...

Endurance, The Ultimate. (Poetry) 14-12-2010
by Mary
If one is not better than the other If one is not superior to the other If one is not more knowledgeable than the other Then the cause of the disparity is unknown If black and white are same If moon and stars harmonize If individual...

Enquanto Houver Sonho (Poetry) 12-04-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
E nquanto houver crianças sonhando, haverá sempre Esperança! U tópica sociedade de falsos moralistas! A doramos e admiramos a vossa ignorância: Tu és Homem? M elancolia é a essência do mundo; cada um vive a tua vida! O rdinária situação de...

Enquête sur la situation des talibés au Sénégal 2007 (Opinions) 21-07-2007
by William
Définition Les talibés sont les disciples du Coran sous la direction d’un marabout c.q. maître du Coran. Position La situation des talibés en Afrique de l’Ouest et spécifiquement au Sénégal est depuis quelques années, un sujet de...

Entrevista com Ana Adeve sobre como é ser uma jovem ativista feminista no Brasil (Interviews) 25-09-2008
by Luciana Brasil
Ana Adeve faz parte das Jovens Feministas de São Paulo e da Rede Jovens Brasil de Direitos Sexuais e Direitos Reprodutivos - No nível pessoal, você poderia dizer como você se envolveu com o feminismo e o que ele significa para você? Ana...

Erase una vez (Opinions) 5-06-2006
by Laura Müller
Eran las 5 a.m. Isaac no había llegado a dormir, Adriana permanecía despierta preocupada de que algo le hubiese pasados, Arturo de cuatro años dormía y Mariana de tan solo un mes de nacida, fruto del amor o un accidente sufrido hacia ahora 10...

Ese terrible "te quiero como amigo (Opinions) 9-07-2007
by ANDDY JOEL LANDACAY HERNANDEZ
Sin duda es el pretexto más utilizado por la mujer. Por lo menos de esta parte del mundo, cada vez que un representante del sexo masculino intenta ganar los favores de su corazón y ve que inevitablemente la respuesta a su petición será negativa....

Espace francophone : Comment résister à l'uniformisation des cultures ? (Opinions) 9-07-2004
by COMAHOUE Sewa
La diversité culturelle dans l'espace francophone doit normalement être pour les différents Etats qui composent cette communauté un moyen de promotion de leurs cultures respectives. Mais malheureusement il y a un risque d'assister progressivement,...

Esperança (Poetry) 7-04-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
Preso a ignorância e a futilidade de um mundo. Vou vivendo sem sentir-me alienado aos ideais de uma sociedade. Desespero, fome e miséria atormentam-me a paciência. Não há esperança de que tudo isso seja arquivado. O medo é chorado pelo...

Essence (Poetry) 11-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Mar 15, 2008 9:38 AM There are princes; There are clowns; There are vicars; There are atheists; There are heroes; There are persons. But have you noticed We all face nothing but trials? A chance to change, Th grace to make better...

Estrangeiro (Poetry) 8-10-2007
by Remisson Aniceto
Sou estranho nesta terra. Estranho? E por que sou? É que longe, aquém das serras, a alma me abandonou... Estrangeiro sou e não ardo. Meu corpo segue em névoa calma. Não carrego nenhum fardo: não sofre quem não tem alma. Piso as...

Ethiopian Food Heritage is Unique (Opinions) 15-08-2005
by Dereje Amera
The history of Ethiopia, known to many as Abyssinia, is rich, ancient, and still in part unknown. It is in the Afar region of Ethiopia where scientists discovered the remains of “Lucy” or Dinkenesh, meaning “thou art wonderful,” as she is known...

Ethiopianism-Who defines this? (Opinions) 30-01-2005
by Dereje Amera
We live in a world where our patriotic feelings and ambitions reigned over our individuality, and we tend to forget and realize our nature as human being is multi-purposed. Since this world is governed by two major rules of our universe besides...

Ethnic Roots Abroad (Satis Shroff, Freiburg) (Opinions) 19-11-2007
by Satis Shroff
Freiburg: ETHNIC ROOTS ABROAD (Satis Shroff, Freiburg) Claudia, Maria, my sister Neeta and I had lunch together. We'd cooked Nepalese food comprising: chicken, potatoes, rice and chutney and ice-cream as dessert, and sat watching some videos...

Evento que ocorre ainda este ano no México, reconhecerá os melhores projetos para o desenvolvimento da juventude na América Latina e Caribe (Opinions) 20-01-2009
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
Projeto de cooperação entre organizações internacionais, regionais, governamentais, do setor acadêmico e civil, organizado pela UNESCO, selecionará as melhores práticas em políticas e programas de juventude na América Latina e Caribe em 2009....

Ever Wonder? (Short Story) 21-07-2003
by Karl Fung
Ever wonder why red is called red when the sky isn’t called blue? Ever wonder why people weren’t black and white in the good old days when old TV programs suggested that so? Ever wonder why these childhood queries only give a laugh to adults when...

everybody get in, everybody smile! (Poetry) 29-12-2006
by Cara
another family portrait faces squished into frame requisite smiles mustered in spite of acts this happy togetherness is the stuff nostalgia is made up (of) can you wait 5 minutes? (my question) do you think (?) she deserves it? (his...

Excessive Drinking and the College Experience (Opinions) 12-08-2003
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
Many years ago, being a college student was a thing of pride, as an undergraduate was believed to represent an avalanche of courage, a leader in the making and a candidate for personal and professional success. For many people, the perception of...

Existence (Poetry) 24-09-2008
by Ahmad Mkuche Juma Hassan
Why are we alive? You dare ask me that question When your heart keeps beating Independent of your consciousness? You dare ask that question? The blood rushes through your arteries Like the streams that flow across the landscapes of...

Exodus from the Rural (Opinions) 12-12-2002
by Rashid Zuberu
People have waged numerous wars and campaigns around the globe in aid of women children and the human race in general. Success has been achieved on various occasions and on the other hand failure. Nevertheless, our part of the world has gone under...

Experience (Poetry) 5-05-2008
by Samuel-Malachi Odekunle
Vivid recollections Of past victories and falls I chose to remember Life’s turbulent progression When hit by emotion's aggressive waves Caught in the storm of indecision Fighting to shelter To hide from the hailstones called compromise A...

EXPERIENCE LIFE TO THE FULLEST (Short Story) 5-10-2004
by ISAMOTU, Wasiu Olalekan
Is something missing in your life? If you feel exhausted, joyless, or out of sync with God, it could be because you're limiting yourself. God wants you to enjoy an abundant life - one where you're free to experience His best and grow to your...

Exploring our Roots (Opinions) 25-07-2002
by Adelaide Corey-Disch
My Great-Grandmother came to America from Lebanon when she was 16. She picked up languages like I pick up orphaned wildlife. By the time she moved into an apartment, she knew Portuguese, French, and Arabic fluently. She was also learning...

Export Education or Import Asian Youth Problems? (Opinions) 25-07-2005
by A. Tsang
Many Asians are very successful and have been awarded in many Western societies. We are no invaders but working hard to make our world a better place. We choose to be in Western countries instead in living in Asia because of many reasons. In many...

Expression (Poetry) 1-02-2008
by olubisi oguntade
This tinny little pen “Carried” by this lovely hand of mine Running on this paper so white I know can make your day so bright Either by piercing through your mind Depositing joy so bright Or make you smile alike As your feeling comes...

Extremism in Islamic political movements (Opinions) 3-01-2008
by reema mahmoud mostafa
Extremism in Islamic political movements in modern age When we talk about "Islam and Politics" raised many problems, starting from the terminology and concepts, We talk about "political Islam" to the fact that the nature of political...

Fair Trade Cocaine? (Opinions) 19-09-2007
by Ailbhe Darcy
When I embarked on my MSc in Development Studies two years ago, the secretary at my university told me that the course is greatly oversubscribed. This didn’t surprise me. When I told members of my parents’ generation that I was taking Development...

Fairy Tales, in a world of virtual reality (Opinions) 18-12-2002
by Ayman El Hakea
Additionally, the feminist aesthetician Estella Lauter criticizes the sexist sub-presentation of females in some modern tales, such as “The Little Red-riding-hood”, and “Hansel and Gretel”, where females should be always polite, and should depend...

Faith (Poetry) 21-09-2009
by Alexandra Cummings
I have loved I have immensely disliked I have faith And faith is my guide It is the light shining overhead This world doesn't always deal us such a neat hand It is then that we are to shine, when we are at our lowest I believe this...

Family (Poetry) 4-09-2007
by Tiffany Saxon
Family is the world's greatest treasure... For it is priceless, precious, and timeless in all that it measures. For it is a gem, so rare..it calls for questions of mystery, making it's mark in our hearts, souls and in our history...and...

Farmers fear sprawl (Interviews) 30-07-2006
by Nicholas Alexander Miller
At the corner of Fuller Road and South 35th Street one may notice an unfamiliar landmark; that is, a yellow pentagon, almost humorously pronouncing “Horseback Crossing.” The reason why this notice has become so alien can only be reasoned with its...

Fate, Destiny, and Soul (Opinions) 24-03-2003
by Lizouli Millan
“Blind Soul! Arm thyself with the torch of the Mysteries, and thou canst find, even in the night Of the Earth, that shinning, other body-thy divine Soul! Follow this heavenly guide! Let it be thy Genius, for it holds the key of thy past and...

Fatiha (Short Story) 26-10-2005
by Fa Sy
She is six years old and loves to listen to stories on the moonlight. Pure and innocent daughter of the Sahel, she loves to play with her friends during her evenings and help milk the cows in the morning. Knee high, the only type of life she knows...

Fear will hold you prisoner, but LOVE will set you free! (Opinions) 14-01-2002
by Joanna Frizzell
"Fear will hold you prisoner, but love will set you free. Come on Joanna, you can do it. Breathe in....breathe out. Have faith in yourself and in this world, you're going to die someday anyway so why not make it worthwhile." I constantly repeat...

Feedback for The Four Nations Classroom- 1st connection with Nicaragua (Short Story) 18-10-2010
by Jason Chuang
(Jason) I’m really glad that I have a chance to join the “Four Nations Classroom Program,” and I am really excited that I can make friends with people around the world. On October 12, we had the first meeting with Nicaragua, and I really had a...

Female Genital Mutilation: Does the West Have the Right to Intervene? (Opinions) 24-05-2002
by adele madonia
HLW OAE POSITION PAPER "Advanced or developed cultures should have the right to impose their laws on cultures that are less advanced or developed.." The gap between first and third world countries has become increasingly more obvious in...

Feminism: A Worthwhile Fight for Women's Emancipation! (Opinions) 20-06-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
Feminism is an ideology advocating for women’s rights and sexual-equality with their male counterparts. Feminism arises from the fact that women have to be emancipated from traditional patriarchal society. Before World War II in 1938, women were...

Ferias que hacen historia (Opinions) 26-05-2006
by R
La 32a Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires convocó a multitudes, como lo viene haciendo exitosamente todos los años. Esta edición se destacó por las altas ganancias a la vez que por cifras de concurrencia que constituyen todo un...

Filozofi Romani (Short Story) 21-09-2005
by Liana Moisescu
FILOSOFI ROMANI Nae Ionescu (17 iunie 1890 - 15 martie 1940), scriitor născut la Brăila. Apreciat pentru lucrările sale publicistice (e.g. Roza vânturilor) şi filozofice (e.g. Logica). Cel mai cunoscut logician român. Nae Ionescu a condus...

Finding Inspiration in the Gambia (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
What does it mean to think globally, but act locally? Joel Andersson, a dedicated volunteer and fundraiser for UNICEF, does just that. Imagine the sense of gratification you might feel investing a few hours a week raising funds and awareness to...

Finding Peace of Mind (Opinions) 10-01-2007
by fonkenmun finley Gana
All living beings have the same basic wish to be happy and avoid suffering, but very few people understand the real causes of happiness and suffering. We generally believe that external conditions such as food, friends, cars, and money are the...

Five Letter Taboo (Opinions) 5-06-2002
by Sophie Forbes
Five Letter Taboo by Sophie Forbes An earthy, high-pitched call to prayer rebounded off narrow clay walls of the mahallah; sounds of a young boy who sat high in the minaret that angled over my neighborhood. Although I didn’t understand its...

Food – A Universal Language (My Thailand Experience) (Opinions) 13-07-2005
by Oluyemisi Joel-Osebor (Nee Agboola)
I have discovered that as humans, what binds us together is more than what separates us - food is one of such binding elements, whether we agree to it or not. Those that travel often will attest to the fact that food is a universal language. It is...

For God (Poetry) 3-11-2007
by Tiffany Saxon
For God is my strength and power For He gives me a reason to awake and climb obstacles and towers. For He is the creater of my being... by counting out the hours...for He is my everything. My father My spirit My whole need of being. For...

for my wife (Poetry) 29-07-2007
by friday solomon
I don't want to cry for you but my eyes are full of tears I don't want to laugh but I am smiling I don't want to eat but am hungry nor do I want to stand even though I am still sitting. I do not want to leave my lover even though I hate her for...

For Nobody At All (Jake) (Poetry) 16-03-2008
by Emily Backs
Outside the door, it's cold, Won't you please come and hold My pale, shaking frame? I wish I knew your name... Why, about you, do I care? Unlike before, just a dare. With the others, I'd just sit and cry... With you, not even a sigh!...

For our great mother (Poetry) 26-06-2008
by shamirah
A poem for our dear mother: You are my inspiration. Through the years you have proven to be the most inspirational individual. You are selfless, caring, and encourage us no matter what our journeys and their outcomes. With your...

FOR TOMORROW (Opinions) 11-03-2010
by Faridah Ibrahim
FOR TOMORROW Many negative things are often said about northern Nigeria as it is today. With 11 million illiterate children, this region has the highest number of out-of-school children of any region of a country in the world. And the numbers...

For U, My Queen (Poetry) 12-12-2007
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
she walks majestic swift as the passing wind her beauty unrivalled sweeping her passage with dazzling smiles that pacify prying eyes and simmer longing hearts her eyes blend in accord with nature's miens a quiet fire sprays from behind...

FORCE MIGRATION (Demolition Exercise) (Short Story) 10-01-2007
by Stephen O. Silas
1. Earth quack Development and Redesigning of city plan Rerouting Conflict Flood War 2. It was a serious tribal problem that letter resulted to war at last; we have now forcefully leaved our land and community to...

Foregone day (Poetry) 20-04-2008
by david mbitu
On this day. After impatient months of cradling years. The sun busted through vaulted azure skies. Refracting rays of warm hope inclusion. On my envious face; splendid like the summer. I spotted you among all else: walking briskly. With...

Forever Amber (Poetry) 27-09-2009
by Tiffany Saxon
This poem was given to a mother named Tarissa, who lost her 19yr old daughter, Amber, to the H1N1 virus. This poem was given to Amber's family on July 10, 2009. God bless Amber and her family. "This dedication is to an amazing mother That I...

Forget Him (Poetry) 18-10-2007
by cms.kayla-daniels
Forget his touch Forget his face Forget his love His warm embrace Forget the love you once knew Remember he has someone new Forget his laugh His smile, his grin Forget him when you hear your song Remember how he made you cry all...

Forgive Me (Poetry) 27-08-2007
by Julia Smith
Is this the nipped and tucked face of the Free World the Leaders of Tomorrow preventing premature aging today eating Organic and dropping E In over priced all-natural clothes that sooth our souls of the Guild of Over Abundance As we live...

Forgive Me (Poetry) 27-08-2007
by Julia Smith
Is this the nipped and tucked face of the Free World the Leaders of Tomorrow preventing premature aging today eating Organic and dropping E In over priced all-natural clothes that sooth our souls of the Guild of Over Abundance As we live...

Forgiveness (Poetry) 27-12-2002
by Andrew Lauman
A friend of mine wrote this. I look into your eyes and what do I see, Love. A Love so pure, unblemished by sin or motive Love so unfailing that no matter what I do you will Always love me. Then I look down to see a hammer in one hand And...

Fractured World (Poetry) 26-05-2008
by Azellica
We have shut out the sun, drawing bars of shadow- blinds. And inside, we light our home in Hard electricity. We close the windows, block the summer breeze, Turn up the air conditioning, Listen to cruel music. We communicate. Isolated....

Freakart КАПЛЯ ДУДИНА (Opinions) 20-05-2005
by Shevnin
Капля ИРИНА ДУДИНА КУСТУРИЦА «ГЛОТОК БАЛКАНСКОЙ СВОБОДЫ» Концерт группы Эмира Кустурицы «The No Smoking Orchestra» проходил на Ленэкспо, в павильоне №5. Это такой огромный ангар, в котором ничего нет, кроме сцены в одном торце и длинных,...

Free Joe Higgins and Clare Daly (Interviews) 26-09-2003
by OLAJIDE JOHN ADEKEYE
The Centre For Free Speech has received with shock, the news of the one-month imprisonment of two leading anti-Bin tax campaigners in the republic of Ireland, Joe Higgins (TD) and Clare Daly. Joe Higgins represents Dublin West in the Irish...

Free of Thinking (Poetry) 12-12-2005
by wahooe
In life-threatening emergency situations, the shift in consciousness from time to presence sometimes happens naturally. The personality that has a past and a future momentarily recedes and is replaced by an intense conscious presence, very...

Freedom (Poetry) 21-06-2009
by richa mathur
I never felt this way before I never felt this light-weight before, Like a feather; I am free… Free to fly in this wind, And to cherish being the king pin. I am in love, with the chirping of birds Sky’s painting with black, blue and grey...

Freedom of Mass Insults: Is it a Constructive Approach in a Culturally Divergent Global Community? (Opinions) 7-08-2006
by Ayman El Hakea
The world has turned rapidly into an interrelated and interconnected community, by virtue of the excessive progress of communications and media bridges. At the same time, human rights activists worldwide complain about the stance of the Chinese...

Friday, the 13th (Poetry) 22-04-2007
by ANNELINE
Passion-filled atmosphere everywhere, overwhelming chemistry in the air, your perfect charm put me on alarm, male psyche in action, emotions on auction, trembles down my spinal column, oh, so yum-yum, the yes to no ratio, so narrow,...

Friends are Strength (Short Story) 1-02-2008
by olubisi oguntade
They are more than a people They present rugged might in rain With their help they cover Providing shield from the weather Friends challenge us to recover Telling us we can be better Even when we seem to be losing they make us feel we’ll...

Friends Trully Are Faithfully (Poetry) 1-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Constant as the moon That may let the Sun @ noon But always as the shining star, Sustaining like an anchar; Both in your pungent grieves Or in your eloquent happiness. Friends trully are faithfully. Are hear but found rarely. They come...

Friendship (Opinions) 31-12-2001
by RANSOME®, CHO
Being a good friend is really an art, a skill A wonderful talent that comes from the heart. It's knowing the kind thing To do or to say, Listening and talking A problem away. It's being together In good times and bad, And just with a...

Friendship (Poetry) 10-08-2003
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
Friendship is more than just a word, It is a way of life. Friendship transcends gender, age, race, experience and wealth It is being an anchor in times of need. Friendship is lending a helping hand, it highlights the power of human...

Friendship (Poetry) 12-11-2004
by Bernard Wong
Have you ever felt like you knew someone a long, long time ago, Another place, another time, a friendship of the souls? Two people who share a bond for reasons neither know, A feeling that they were friends, a long, long time ago? Did they...

Friendship (Opinions) 22-06-2007
by ekai simon etom
Just as water is the only thing that can relieve thirst in the desert the provision of friendship by God is the only thing that can satisfy our socialism through encouragement in times of trail and direction for our busy lives. So...

From a friend to you (Poetry) 14-08-2008
by Tosin O.
Sometimes we are weighed down by self-defeating thoughts And see no good thing about ourselves; We see others as better and more fortunate, Forgetting the fact that in everyone lies the seed of greatness . You ain't different from the...

From my Corner... to the World (Global Youth Culture Contest) (Poetry) 22-03-2010
by berry R
My lines glow amongst ivory candles this night, And of a global culture within the papers they write. Words of poetry my friend I seek not to have hired, Your eyes only read of a story that mere life has inspired. From a small corner in the...

From the Maghreb Atlas Mountains to America’s Appalachian Mountains (Interviews) 21-04-2007
by Slim MENZLI
As a Tunisian Fulbrighter, I was so jubilant to discover Kantara, a Tunisian-American group that epitomizes cross-cultural exchange, openness and tolerance through art. Kantara is a celebration of melodies, colors and perfumes across the...

From where are you? (Opinions) 5-12-2002
by stephanie
Some girl in my sociology class and I were talking. She seemed really nice. Suddenly she asked, "where are you from?" At university, that's a pretty common question. People come from all over the world to attend school. Fair enough. "Here," I...

Full moon (Poetry) 11-12-2009
by Trish
When the full moon shines on me Oh what power I can see Everything that shines above Has a power with nature and love When I look up to the skies It's like wonder to my eyes Oh my God, look at that star Looks so close, yet so very far...

Gail Hannemann – CEO of the Girls Scout Council of Hawaii, First Lady of Honolulu (Interviews) 18-05-2007
by Jay-R Patron
Evan Leong: Welcome to Greater Good Radio, Hawaii, where we develop tomorrow's leaders by bringing you up close and personal with today's top businesspeople. Greater Good, Hawaii, is dedicated to social entrepreneurship. I'm your host, Evan Leong,...

Gary Hays-Album release (Interviews) 26-09-2003
by Gary Hays
Gary Hays' latest and best album release "Almost a Dozen" has been officially released in the European market. This Nashville, TN artist/writer has performed with some of the greatest legends of country music including Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash,...

Gay community gives media failing grade (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
A recent radio talk show discussed some of the terms used to describe gay and lesbian people, and, rightfully so, invited a prominent gay presenter to talk about what he thought of the way that media represented non-heterosexual communities....

Germany – no place to live? (Opinions) 7-09-2007
by Marcia C. Schenck
Young motivated Germans become modern education-nomads – but will they be part of what the media terms an ‘exodus of German professionals’? Eva Müller*, 20, born in Münster Germany, will graduate from a liberal arts US College in May,...

Ghee on a Saturday Evening (Short Story) 21-08-2004
by bill benzon
by William L. Benzon Jersey City, NJ, USA 8.20.2003 It was Saturday evening, two days after the blackout that shut down most of the Northeastern quadrant of the country. I decided to take a walk down by the shore. For me, living...

Ghost brings unexpected terror to the village (Short Story) 18-03-2007
by shakil
Today I woke up with all the pleasantness of a Sunday morning with pleasant leisurely routine ahead in my head .The first one a cup of string tea at the round the corner tea shop and curious Sunday edition of Asian Age in hand: "India shocks...

Giddy (Poetry) 2-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
At this dagger-point, Am none but indigent. JAMB has jammed again! Now three years of no gain. First, I played careless While a season flew by. Next, I prayed less, There another rolled by. This third but strong focus, Why is another...

Girlhood and Womanhood (Opinions) 17-04-2007
by Adeshola Komolafe
Menarche, as we know, is the beginning or the onset of the menstrual function in a girl. This period in the life of every growing girl is a memorable one. To the mother, it heralds a sense of fulfillment's as the woman heaves a sigh of relief as...

Giving and receiving: reciprocity (Opinions) 22-04-2008
by R Kahendi
There seems to be a general recognition that each one of us is perpetually in debt to our community, perhaps for its affording us opportunities that we wouldn’t otherwise have had access to. Some might resent this, so maybe I should modify this...

Glad I found you! (Poetry) 12-01-2009
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
I was quite lonely and it did make me bony. I could only dream when I relaxed at the stream. I thought life was over until you I discovered. Thank you, friend, for making that an end. You have surely come to stay so I will not go...

GLBT Rights (Opinions) 29-10-2003
by kristin haltinner
This year harassment of people in my community based on their sexual identity has been atrociously high. My friends have had their property vandalized, their lives threatened, and their sense of security forever weakened. While I realize that...

GLOBAL YOUTH CULTURE (Opinions) 24-03-2010
by DANIEL ONYI EBOH
GLOBAL YOUTH CULTURE By Daniel Onyebuchi Eboh (Nigeria) 08036235739 ebonitefoundation@yahoo.com OR daniel_onyi@yahoo.com Culture is the way of life of a people within a given region. Over the years, the world has and continues to witness...

Global Embrace (Poetry) 10-04-2010
by fatma
On a globe reduced to a golf ball in size Where people are countries and continents apart Words ,gestures and smiles are now digitized And my whole life and yours can be put on a file Where boundaries of color , religion and race Seem to...

GLOBAL YOUTH CULTURE AND NIGERIAN YOUTHS (Opinions) 12-04-2010
by Sokfa Francis John
Global youth culture is a complex hybrid culture. It is an outlook and understanding of the world among youths – young people between the ages of 14 and 35 – worldwide. It includes a shared taste in, and love of, mainstream popular trends in art,...

God Is Not A Lie (Poetry) 7-08-2008
by Tamunobarabi Gogo Ibulubo
No one saw the beginning But everyone believes that There was, and still is a beginning. Only a master beginner can Push forward into a start. From where God dwells, He started it, putting time And the seasons into place. The...

going back to the basics (Opinions) 26-01-2003
by salami adewale
Cultural values as been described as an important attribute that all Africans must protect no matter the circumstances they find themselves. Our culture, today in Africa, has been exchanged for Western culture and other imported cultural beliefs...

Going Home (Short Story) 7-09-2003
by Zuhra Bahman
We left the plane in the middle of the ground. We walked to a bus which took us to the terminal. There was no electricity so the conveyer belts were not working so the couple of first hours went by as I sat down waiting for my bags to be hand...

Gold (Poetry) 3-08-2008
by Robert Alan Rowley
A group of monks in far away Tibet, the story's told, Each day made themselves ready Buddha's likeness to behold. It was the one possession they most treasured in this life, For it was finely made by loving hands, of purest gold. They...

Gone (Poetry) 10-12-2009
by Luis Sanchez Borchardt
She decided to leave And now I am alone Then she comes back And my hope is gone She is now married And my heart is anything but merry My heart is emptied While she is cheery Now I am worse then before Can't take the pain away My eyes...

Good governance and leadership (Short Story) 6-02-2008
by PRINCE C.J. BENJAMIN
Governance was created out from the word govern, which means; to rule a country, to control or direct the public affair of a city, control, influence something or somebody and to determine something. Governance is the activity or manner of...

Good Morning (Poetry) 11-08-2007
by John kariem sila
Good morning Africa, This will be my favourite song In my straw house In middle of jungle! O mummy, my smile is happy And my soul is running away From the dust of civilization Like Nile washing The tears of my own Africa From north,...

Grandma's Wedding Party (Short Story) 10-04-2010
by Cindea
Painting is a kind of powerful language, and I use painting to tell people what I think. I joined Eco Youth in Kobe in 2008, and met many students from different countries. I understood how important we are from all of our environment reports....

Grandmother (Poetry) 30-08-2007
by Azira Binti Aziz
My grandmother, she knits endlessly flowers blossomed and leaves unfurled nature thrived in her embroidery depicted on sheets pillow-cases, tabletops and on the wall she wore trinkets a golden snake, ruby-eyed over her arm jewellery...

Great people are making a change to the situation in Ethiopia! (Short Story) 2-05-2007
by CM
While I studied in France I a came across a completely different culture. I meet a fellow from Ethiopia. He was very different to any other person I have met in my life. He had studied in so many countries, for example learning about the water...

Great Things Happen Sometimes! (Opinions) 18-12-2001
by Allan Weatherall
Great Things Happen Sometimes! I had never been outside my own country before – much less ventured alone to ‘the Dark Continent’... and yet the conviction was undeniable – and wouldn’t go away! God has His own ways of persuading you (and...

Guiding Light (Poetry) 31-10-2005
by FREDEX KING TUT JR.
Move into our powers of Creation I know there are those among you, who diminish the light of others, Had trouble believing in them self, Hide there creative light, God is glorified in the fruitage of our lives. The company of fellow lights...

Guilty or Not Guilty (Short Story) 4-07-2007
by Ken Auma
Total Misjudgment...................... Three pastors took a day off and decided to go fishing after a busy Sunday. They agreed its so difficult preaching to people all the time and no one preaches to them. Sitting by the river with...

HabitatJAM: ¿el principio del futuro? (Opinions) 27-12-2005
by Victoria Bembibre
Evento: HabitatJAM Fecha: 1 al 3 de diciembre de 2005 Objetivo: Debatir a través de Internet sobre el futuro de nuestras ciudades, con vistas al World Urban Forum a realizarse en junio del 2006 en Vancouver, Canadá....

Hacia el adelanto nacional (Opinions) 13-05-2006
by TOPH Bernardo
Los hombres talentosos que fueron mencionados en la letra del dr. Jose Rizal al franco. Vicente Garcia el 1891, eran todos defenceless cuando él les refirió como los "individuos talentosos que mueren el no dejar el país nada solamente la fama en...

Hacia el Norte: La Cultura Noruega (Opinions) 14-12-2004
by Leon Castellanos Jankiewicz
La cultura se refleja en la personalidad de las personas. Como consecuencia, hasta los actos humanos más naturales se llevan a cabo de maneras totalmente distintas en diferentes lugares, como por ejemplo el acto de comer. Así, el experimentar la...

Happiness Of The Dead (Poetry) 17-10-2007
by Samuel K Akinbo
she came and gone all in poverty and tears she gains ideas and she tries to contribute to the development of her people but those that feed from the pocket of devil did not allow children also became rich from the well that she...

Happy Birthday (Poetry) 2-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Happy Birthday Today, some years back You were brought into this world, Through the blessed womb of your mother, With the hardworking hands of your father, All by the abundant grace of God. To love and to cater for you That this day might...

Has Consumerism Truimphed Over Religion at Christmas? (Opinions) 10-12-2005
by Mike Ssegawa
Christmas is out of the churches and all over the shops. Even churchgoers are more worried of what to dress, eat, and drink and where to go for entertainment. It is not about where and what state of the soul they will be. Christmas is just a...

Hasta este momento (Poetry) 22-06-2007
by christopher bernardo
Noche después de la noche que guardo en el pensamiento de usted de sus ojos que se parezca brillar sus labios que se llena siempre de risa su piel tan caliente y suave. Usted es todo que esperaba todo que soñara con estar con usted...

Have You Ever? (Short Story) 7-07-2003
by Cheuk-Yan Anthony Fung
Have you ever thought that luck plays an important role in your life and career? Have you ever thought that being born on this planet is already a kind of luck? Have you ever thought where you would have been if your parents did not meet each...

Have You Seen Chikaodinaka? (Poetry) 15-10-2006
by Odimegwu Onwumere
Have You Seen Chikaodinaka? You dream of your girl, You cry of your girl, You complain of your girl, You mouth of your girl, Have you seen Chikaodinaka? But if you see Chikaodinaka, What would you say? As Angels guides immortals, And...

He Ever Cares (Poetry) 17-06-2004
by Ebuenyi Ikenna D.
For all you’ve made all thine gifts, Your son for the good and bad, In your air no favorites exist, Your rain of benefit to all, The weed with wheat thrived, Thunderstorms had no bias strides, Earthquakes swallowed all, Death visited all...

Headlines (Poetry) 14-06-2007
by Adeshina Olusanya
It saddens Horse rides 'rider' Worm eats pig Ward slaps parent Son curses mum Dad docks daughter. Goat eats kid, Leaving stew fallow. Dog eats babe Servants manage master, Pupils beat teacher. It saddens When tenants Share...

Hearing God's Voice (Opinions) 30-10-2002
by Irene Nchise
How does God talk to people? How do you really know it's Him? And what do you have to do to hear Him? If you're trying to follow God, it's always a good thing to know how God communicates with you. He usually doesn't call you up on the phone...

Heat up (Poetry) 23-12-2008
by Tamunobarabi Gogo Ibulubo
It grew from the cradle to wear Flowers of colours to appeal, Branches with leaves to shelter, Nectar of juice not for a brawl, The day of the sun came With stiff over bearing, it came; A peel on the skin, empting of the branches, A...

Helios (Poetry) 26-05-2008
by billy mangole
Déesse de l’inconnu Comme un éclair soudain Plus fort que la lumière qui nous entoure Tu surgis à cet océan des ténèbres Hélios Etoile de mon cœur droit Je poursuis les traces de mes rêves Les traces de tes rêves Où l’amour se lie à la...

Herança (Poetry) 21-09-2007
by Remisson Aniceto
E eu morro a cada dia quando cada coisa morre. Outrora Deus me socorria; agora já não socorre... Vai um pássaro, coitadinho, de hirtas e opacas asas. Vai com ele um bocadinho da minha alegria tão rasa. Vão-se o amigo, o cão, o...

Herbs for general treatment? (Interviews) 3-12-2008
by Victor Oriwa
The underground circumstance of a 50 year old David Andati who rolls life in the city of Kwajenga as an African traditional medicine man is common place to any squalid slum that may tickle your mind. And while hunching tactfully in Embakasi’s...

HEROES DE CARNE Y HUESO (Short Story) 20-07-2007
by Laura Müller
HEROES DE CARNE Y HUESO RULETA URBANA Héroes de carne y hueso Diciembre 2006: Lorena se levantó más temprano que de costumbre, por fin era 8 de Diciembre, el día más esperado desde el nacimiento de Julissa, al sonar el despertador pegó un...

Hesitate (Poetry) 18-10-2008
by Affiah Odhiambo
Society dictates How it irritates They claim they know What I can and cannot do They say they know What I should and should not have they even decide Who I should and should not be?! Everyday they strip me With their haughty...

Hidden Data of Self-Knowledge (Opinions) 19-10-2007
by Vittal Koppal
It is a great feeling for me, for coming across a sensitive human being like you, who is interested in thinking globally acting locally. The limitations of one’s self-development are endless in itself. Because it includes all the self-improvement...

His Faithfulness (Poetry) 24-01-2008
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
The year is about to end. With few hundreds of minutes And some thousands of seconds to go, Bothered about numerous Unfinished businesses Unachieved dreams And unexplored virgin grounds, Sandwiched between divergent options, Set to...

His Values Help Address The Plight of the Youth (Interviews) 9-04-2008
by Jay-R Patron
Ray Dean Salvosa endeavored in uplifting the cause of destitute children, eventually paving the passage of the Philippines’ juvenile justice and child welfare law. This, after discovering a value-clad spirit that helped him get through the most...

HIV and AIDS: Day One: After You've Tested Positive (Interviews) 25-07-2003
by Charles Richards Udoakah
HIV and AIDS: Day One: After You've Tested Positive A positive HIV antibody test is scary news but it's not a death sentence. Many people are alive and well 15 years or more after becoming HIV positive. A positive test result is an important...

HIV/AIDS, Rape, and Sexual Violence Threatens the Lives of the Disabled in Kenya (Opinions) 20-03-2006
by Antony Felix O. O. Simbowo
HIV/AIDS, rape and several other forms of sexual violence face today’s African woman, man and child. This happens at the height of a litany of campaigns and pseudo-campaigns orchestrated to fight against the same socioeconomic ignominies. In a...

HIV/AIDS: Global Problem, Local Solutions (Opinions) 9-09-2005
by Chloe
“No one wants to be rejected by their society. Your friends, your family, no one would talk to you. I wouldn’t want to do that.” As I lay in bed with my older host-sister Metarere, her genuine words provided the most clarity to the taboo...

Homage To Mother India (Opinions) 6-03-2003
by prernac
India is indeed the world’s most primordial civilization. Nowhere on Earth can such rich and profound unbroken and fundamentally untouched traditions be found. India has survived every invasion, natural disaster, mortal disease and epidemic....

Home (Poetry) 9-05-2006
by Rare breed
How do you go back? (To a place that never existed except in your mind) How do you return? (To a situation- a complicated cascade of circumstances- that caused you only pain) Why would you? Even if you could, even if you should, Even...

Home (Poetry) 3-05-2007
by elizabeth
Home is comfort, soft and kind. It is a place to rest your mind. Home is a roof, ceiling, and floor. Homes have welcoming, open, front doors. Busy with laughter, Crowded with fun, Where you wait in the kitchen until dinner is done. Home is...

Hommage d'ENAR à Simon Wiesenthal (Short Story) 27-09-2005
by Desire--clitandre dzonteu
Hommage d'ENAR à Simon Wiesenthal Le Réseau européen contre le racisme (ENAR) tient à rendre un hommage ému au souvenir de Simon Wiesenthal et prie de trouver ici ses plus sincères condoléances. M. Wiesenthal s'est éteint hier dans son sommeil, à...

Homo Videns Cibers Sapiens (Opinions) 25-03-2007
by Noelia Sol Perez Pedreira
Al principio nuestros ancestros utilizaron gestos, sonidos, piedras, tambores y señales de humo para expresar lo que sentían o pensaban. La distancia que recorrían esos mensajes era muy corta. Muchos siglos después, Harold Laswell exponía la...

Homosexualidad (Opinions) 22-08-2005
by Maura Villasanti
El tema de las minorías sexuales arroja diversas vertientes de abordaje. Empezando por el tema homosexualidad podríamos ver que históricamente siempre ha sido un tema muy controvertido y ha tenido diversas designaciones. Uno de los que rompió...

Homosexuals: Prisoniers d'opinions (Opinions) 26-05-2006
by Joel Nana
Ils sont neuf devant la barre, ils sont âgés de 18 à 37 ans, c’est la troisième fois qu’ils comparaissent devant le tribunal de première instance de Yaoundé depuis le 1er Juin 2005 date à laquelle ils ont étés écroués à la prison centrale de...

Homosexuels: Prisoniers d'opinions (Opinions) 26-05-2006
by Joel Nana
Ils sont neufs devant la barre, ils sont âgés de 18 à 37 ans, c’est la troisième fois qu’ils comparaissent devant le tribunal de première instance de Yaoundé Depuis le 1er Juin 2005 date à laquelle ils ont étés écroués à la prison centrale de...

Hongos infectados (Opinions) 6-07-2007
by Laura Müller
RULETA URBANA Hongos Infectados Mayo 2007: Creo que nunca había sudado tanto en mi vida, ni con un maratón de 3 horas de sppining hubiera logrado transpirar de esa manera, para colmo, como si no tuviera suficiente con mi propio sudor, pasa a...

Hope is a Thing with Feathers.... (Poetry) 6-12-2006
by alfred ibulu jr
Hope is a thing with feathers That perishes in the soul And sings a tune without worlds And never stops at all And sweetest in the gale, is heard And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That keeps so many warm I...

Hope, wish (Poetry) 5-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
To rest in the lap of happiness, Man struggles on. It is the noblest end we pin hope on. Blind hope our spirit with strength supplies. Our sick hope on light and pleasure wishes to lie. But inevitably to the shoreless sea blindness...

Hope: an African talking point (Opinions) 18-05-2008
by Gachara Irura
The music, the people, the culture (among others) of Africa are not only diverse, but intriguing. Also, in my opinion, ‘most’ Africans do love this continent- whatever echelon of society they originate from. But it should not be assumed that...

Hours on end (Poetry) 14-06-2008
by Matthew Salinas
He’s sat alone with no feeling on for hours on end, He’s spent his time atop a lonely throne for hours on end, He’s felt no loving embrace or passion for hours on end, He’s been trapped inside his own mind for hours on end, The dark empty...

How art can get the message across (Opinions) 30-10-2006
by Sara Yasmin Kaiser Darr
Art student Sara Darr was inspired to use her skills to illustrate the importance of the Millennium Development Goals. In the summer of 2005, I was lucky enough to attend the third World Youth Congress in Stirling, which focused on the United...

How Bad Brings Out The Good (Opinions) 2-09-2003
by Rachel Moses
Lately, it seems that bad news brings out the best in people. Living in the United States, much has happened recently to, specifically, New York City. Of course, on the tragic date of September 11th, two planes flew right into the World Trade...

How can i create a positive change (Opinions) 18-12-2007
by Ajimokunola Babatunde
How can I create a positive change? Hhmm…an effort aimed at answering this question is like that of a scientist trying to answer the question of life itself ─how did life evolve? The complexity in the question “how can you create a positive...

How Can I Forget thee (Poetry) 5-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
My alma mater, Like a cosmos cradle bed, good. You saw me grow and helped. Made sure I won't fall So, I & mother could be sure. How can I forget thee? My alma mater, Thou brought not the milk but taught how & why the milk A sure case...

How dearing? (Poetry) 27-05-2008
by Adelusi Oluwafemi Temidayo-Don
Another day, another life indeed! Joy and happiness unfold in me When seeing them cheers me up. In my bosom... Children calling for arms. Even the birds of the air- Finch and lure-lark- Sing around and along, “How dearing? Great...

How I long... (Poetry) 25-03-2011
by Ola'lekan Babatunde
How I long, To be spread free Across your Divine Expanse, Coloured bright By your aged calls, Whispering among the trees; Grasping like the mist. To liaise with the powdery expanse Above, evenly spread order Velvety, along the precipice...

How Ogemdi’s life ended: a marriage of fortune to misfortune (Short Story) 6-12-2007
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
Once upon a time, there was a man called Ogemdi (My time awaits) who lived around a farming community called umu ndidi (descendants of patients) and as expected took up farming as an occupation from his youth. Ogemdi was an orphan and had no...

How Ogemdi’s life ended: a marriage of fortune to misfortune (Short Story) 6-12-2007
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
How Ogemdi’s life ended: a marriage of fortune to misfortune Once upon a time, there was a man called Ogemdi (My time awaits) who lived around a farming community called umu ndidi (descendants of patients) and as expected took up farming as an...

How Russia Saves the World (Opinions) 20-09-2004
by Dmitri Pissarenko
Introduction This article was written for the Russian site of Taking IT Global. The purpose of this article is to make you acquainted with those facts about Russia, which are rarely reported in the press and in books about Russia. In...

How Safe Are Condoms? (Opinions) 29-10-2002
by Abongta Shu Moncha Brain
Many people have likened the act of using condoms to eating bananas with the peelings; some say its like bathing with your clothes on; others think its like watching a movie with your eyes closed. No matter what the analogy, one can confidently...

How schools are turning hopelessness to hope in rural Ghana (Opinions) 5-04-2007
by Rashid Zuberu
In the Upper Denkyira District of Ghana lie the small communities of Kramokrom, Camp, and Nyame Bekyere. These rural farming villages are located deep in the rain forest and lack many basic necessities. In total, there are over 500 inhabitants...

How to Come Up with Fresh Story Ideas (Short Story) 8-05-2003
by Caterina Christakos
How to Come Up with Fresh Story Ideas When Your Well has Been Tapped Dry When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page...

How to Contribute to Solving Community Problems (Opinions) 23-08-2007
by Enoch Selbol Vyapdong Yarnap
Its’s true that the human community experiences great challenges from diverse aspects of life. Doubtlessly, individual and concerted efforts are often directed at reaching lasting solutions to these impediments to human comforts. The concept of...

How To Get Involved With Your Passions (Opinions) 22-07-2007
by Tiara Shafiq
(original post: http://educatedeviate.wordpress.com/2007/07/01/how-to-get-involved-with-your-passions/) How does a passionate person get involved with other passionate groups and people? The main answer is that you have to go and look for...

How to Teamwork Multiculturally in Ukraine. (Opinions) 22-05-2004
by Olexiy Kuzmenko
If European Union’s efforts to civilize Ukrainian government fail because of the strongest inertia of the soviet minded individuals in power why not then try to involve youth and through involving projects comprising trainings, seminars and study...

How Youth are Protrayed by the Media. (Opinions) 10-04-2002
by MELANIE GREAVES
In a world that is constantly worried about how far an individual gets, it is hard to focus on someone other then oneself. This is very evidence in popular culture in North American. They have an over focus on materialist things. It is sometimes...

Human Rights and Torture in Cameroon (Opinions) 22-12-2007
by akwalla Johanness
Torture is a serious violation of human rights and is strictly prohibited by international law. As the issue of torture strikes at the very heart of the civil and political freedom, it becomes the first issue that was dealt with by the United...

Human rights and youth leadership conference in USA (Short Story) 30-10-2006
by Shakti Ghimire
The UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut invited 30 young human rights leaders from around the world to participate in an inter-generational educational conference, held on August 7 - 13, 2005 at...

Hurried affections (Poetry) 6-12-2007
by Babalola Olumide
It’s been on my mind for a long while now, The situation existing in many families one too many, Fathers and mothers full time workers, In a country as stressful as our own. Wake up before the sun is up, Come back after the sun is down,...

I (Poetry) 27-11-2005
by Anu maheshwari
Don't 'I' me You are not me I am brown My hips are broad, And the clothes you make Don't fit me I become a 'Misfit' Not because I am, But for you say so Don't I me When you pen your books You are not me I have my own voice Two...

I (Poetry) 1-08-2008
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
I duff my sleep today again to write a note for you alone, To spill the pain that distance spans and riddle my heart with scents of you; I write a thousand knotty miles away to a soul far away but still near enough to smile, To a hand that...

I Am (Poetry) 14-05-2007
by cougarsAustinR
I am a beautiful butterfly trapped within a jar. Running from all but escaping none. Longing for love, longing for life. I see eyes in all directions, always under their view. One day the lid came off and I flew away. I am a beautiful...

I Am (Poetry) 26-07-2008
by Suraya Asmal
Mother! Bear the fruit of this land Leader! Lead us unto righteous paths Fighter! Fight for our equality Teacher! Nurture our souls so that we may prosper Friend! Entwine my hands in this circle of life Lover! Fuel the passions which...

I am my own role model (Opinions) 18-01-2007
by Racquel Nixon
Everyone has a role model, for some it may be a athlete, a rock star or any other famous person. But me, I have none of those as role models. Want to know who's my role model? ME! Yes, me. Read more to know why... I make it happen. I do my...

I Am Setting You Free... (Poetry) 3-12-2011
by jeane
I am setting you free From abuse and poverty I am setting you free From the streets where all The crimes exists I am setting you free come with me i am setting you free close your eyes and dream i am setting you free lets escape this...

I had a dream: Haiti will rise again (Poetry) 15-02-2010
by Norma
I have been to Haiti Through the papers, TV channels, radios and even by word of mouth. I have been to Haiti. I have been to Haiti, that land of proud Africans, in my dreams. Rotting bodies struggling to rise amidst wafts of smells. I have...

I have a dream......... (Opinions) 17-07-2007
by dappa maple
I have a dream…………………… just as Whoopi Goldberg puts it “we are here for a reason, to throw little torches and help people through the dark”. That’s exactly my purpose in life, to put smiles on the face of humanity. I still believe in CHARITY even...

I look into air (Poetry) 3-08-2004
by k
I look into air, myself falling rain. -Kamala Sarup I look into air, myself falling rain. With the sun shining Life is in me Life is in you I live, living a moment of life I can see the moon I look into air, myself falling rain....

I Love Africa...Do You? (Poetry) 21-09-2005
by Afeez Adeyemi Adisa
I love Africa For the coolness of her morning The brightness of her sun That brilliantly shines above the sky I love Africa For the brightness of her moon That shows up in the night And provides her the light I love Africa For the...

I Love Paris (Poetry) 3-11-2005
by wahooe
My Quest Trip to Paris the Parisian summer is just ending, exhausted trees hanging onto their remaining foliage with difficulty. Outside the Place St-Michel Metro stop, the oaks have pretty much given up the fight. The Seine too...

I need You (Poetry) 21-10-2007
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Without love, friendship, conscience And mutual respect. See, we're nothing but beasts, Ruled and driven by evil instincts. There's a war in my members, I'm trapped between these members. One really looks actual and factual; Other...

I Packed My Suitcase (Short Story) 6-04-2007
by Madeleine
I Packed My Suitcase Katherine had the kettle boiling. We were in her kitchen, choosing mugs for tea that we had been craving. We chewed through the details of everyday life. Work was good, her family was happy, and Toronto was beautifully...

I remember (Opinions) 4-06-2002
by Bljbuvg Vihufcgedf
I REMEMBER I remember, a lot of guys with a guitar and a piano. I remember, you singing and turning your back on me. The momuments of Rome, the lige can't break them. What is more friendship or love? Midnight is near and you are too...

I Remember Not (Poetry) 29-03-2011
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Why is it like that? It's when I want that Like when I want to write That I remember not. Of billions of things in the world I'm left void I look around for inspiration I even reconsider some temptations The fans are blowing My head is...

I remember U! (Poetry) 1-09-2009
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
I remember the looks so penetrating, so deep silent and innocent filled with questions though ready to be asked wouldn't be because those beautiful lips have been trained for confidentiality; I remember the smiles so sincere, so...

I said a prayer for you (Poetry) 25-01-2008
by Awa Innocent Ndah
Christmas is remembered for the joy it brings, The blessings and beauty of a king among kings And the soothing and harmonious bells that it rings. At the beginning of another promising year, Your will to live and confront deters without...

I see hope: the Nigerian dream (Opinions) 29-06-2008
by Ayodele Benjamin Smart
To many Nigerians hope is not an option. To them the future of this nation is blurry. This is simply because we are witnessing the worst epidemic of lawlessness the human race has ever experienced. Our cities have been taken over by incidences of...

I Shan I Pepe (Morning Star) (Poetry) 15-06-2008
by Kelvin Uever
I could not measure my heartfelt pleasure; Her exotic beauty stood out. Like a river goddess she stood; A tree shed a glow upon her pot. By the river she stood, Her luxuriant beauty lingered around her lids, Twilight rainbow- her face....

I Surrender (Poetry) 4-04-2006
by Jennifer Ehidiamen
Show me a way A channel, a route Through which I could Reach out to this hurting world And wipe away the tears rolling down her cheeks I know, I know I must tread only on that part I know well Else I cramp my style with gibberish My...

I want to go (6 July 2008) (Poetry) 14-08-2008
by Ryno Julio Platt
I tried so hard to stay strong and I tried to carry on, I tried so hard to stay solid even though I was torn. I tried so hard to fight the tears and to fight my fears, I tried so hard to give my all during these last few years. My heart is...

I write (Poetry) 29-04-2008
by Samuel-Malachi Odekunle
I write Not because I can But because I have to Spread the word Alive within I write Words spoken can be forgot Emotions written Live to be spoken And remember for ever I write To send a message through time Remember my struggles...

I'm a Life Liver (Poetry) 5-08-2007
by ghaz
I'm a life liver a typography eater a music believer a culture breather a energy freer a creative speaker a air drinker a nature framer a decision maker a system breaker a language flyer a deep fryer a brain creamer a heart feeler a...

Ibrahim B. Babangida (Opinions) 21-09-2006
by MUJTABA KUSHERKI
I.....B.....B......@ : A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world. This "Book Launch" may not necessarily be a...

Identidade latino –americana? (Opinions) 1-08-2007
by Diego do Nascimento Magalhaes
Identidade e integração Identidade latino –americana? Uma identidade latino-americana é difícil de ser esboçada. Acredito que o primeiro passo é uma reflexão de identidade. Devemos ou não continuar insistindo com essa proposta de identidade...

Identidades extraviadas: sobre el curioso “nacionalismo” de los peruanos (Opinions) 9-07-2007
by ANDDY JOEL LANDACAY HERNANDEZ
Siempre he tomado bajo sospecha la reacción de mis compatriotas cada vez que Chile aparece como amenazador del PATRIMONIO NACIONAL en sus diferentes aspectos. Empezamos con la “guerra” del PISCO. Luego fue el video mostrado en los vuelos de LAN...

Identity (Poetry) 13-08-2005
by Smeetha Bhoumik
I am an adult Indian, An English child, A Moghul emperor, A Christian bride! I stay silently in me. The Ganges, Himalayas and the blue seas; The Prince of Wales museums UNO, the statue - of liberty’s;...

Identity and Exclusionism in Modern day South Africa (Opinions) 4-07-2008
by Odilile Lindiwe Ayodele
In post-apartheid South Africa, there are an alarming number of stories illustrating high levels of violence and discrimination. Recent spates of xenophobia during the month of May, and increasing levels of violence, begs the question where does...

If I was (Poetry) 23-08-2005
by Samori Sombel Sy
If I was a painter, I would paint civilization Somewhere along the Nile a people of revelation If I was a magician, I would have no fear Snap my fingers twice let all worries disappear If I was a pirate, I would sail and discover Stolen...

If I were a Good Poet (Poetry) 25-10-2008
by Ayo Morakinyo
If I were a good leader, I would show example If I were a writer, I would write wisdom If I were a teacher, I would teach truths If I were an artist, I would create beauty If I were an engineer, I would improve living If I were a nurse, I...

If Islam is considered radical, what about the other religions? (Opinions) 1-10-2002
by Anshu Wijeyeratne
One year after September 11, and I see Islam is in turmoil. Here in Australia, from watching the news bulletins, I can feel the burning hatred between America and its allies, and Islam. America puts out this feeling of contempt and disrespect....

If Skies could Speak (Poetry) 16-05-2007
by Viviana Torres
I listen into the silence, poking its corners round, bending and creasing, exploring this peaceful sound. The winter withers the trees, the branches become dark bony claws grasping, starving for the pallid lavender sky. Piano keys play...

If u truly love your motherland....... (Opinions) 4-05-2002
by Rajashree Rajagopal
I pass by the golden fields And the trees all lush and green, I feel the wind slapping my face, And the bright sun burning my skin....

If we understood love (Poetry) 14-05-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
As all children play in their homelands, And find the Love that nature brings. Be it high in the mountains or shorelands Their hearts share the same things. The happiness that surrounds them, Must start as they are born For if this is not...

Ignorance & Mistrust Explored (Opinions) 20-12-2002
by Simon Moss
I went to a Christmas Party last night, organised by the manager from work and featuring some of his friends. What a great mix there was in our small group - students, engineers, IT specialists, lawyers and labourers, all enjoying one another's...

Il faut repenser la gestion de la chose publique en Guinée (Opinions) 12-12-2009
by Mohamed KOUYATE
Picture, "Africa dawn lights," by Samira Hassan . Il est important aujourd’hui de repenser la gestion de la chose publique en Guinée après les évènements du 5 décembre 2009. Pour bon nombre de nos compatriotes « le roi est parti, et vive le...

illusive senses (Poetry) 3-08-2007
by ghaz
I am in love with illusive senses energy as language mind as surreal chemistry as emotion sign as dream to reach the intangible gratifying desire with what is there and what isn't for which I create to smile and cry from inside...

Imagine a Woman (Interviews) 21-08-2006
by Marcia C. Schenck
Helen Zille talks at the monthly general meeting of the International Women's Club (IWC) about her challenges as the first lady of Cape Town. She is a dazzling appearance in red. Red tailored suit, short blond hair à la Hillary Clinton, and...

Imagomundi (Interviews) 28-06-2006
by Julián Pablo Sinesi
Imagomundi es una asociación civil sin fines de lucro, que tiene como principales objetivos la recuperación de las matrices éticas y estéticas en las obras de arte, junto a la promoción de nuevos talentos, como pintores, escultores, músicos,...

Immigration (Opinions) 18-09-2002
by mitch riley
I am going to write about people coming to Australia to live, and what I think should happen. Firstly, I believe that people coming to live in Australia, should have to learn English (if they don't speak it already) making it easier for people...

Immigration Policy as Population Policy (Opinions) 20-01-2004
by jenkins
Canadian immigration policy has turned into the nation’s population policy and how this state of affairs is changing and creating a different social and population geography. By looking at the evidence “Fertility levels are below the replacement...

Impact Story (Opinions) 18-07-2008
by DELROY NESTER WILLIAMS
My name is Delroy. I was born in the small capital of Roseau, in the Commonwealth of Dominica. My mother was 15 and my father 18 when I was born, so I was raised by my grandmother. I was lucky enough to be sponsored by the Dominica Save the...

In A Dazed Limbo (Poetry) 20-10-2007
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Once in a life’s time Comes this pretty tide She’s true beauty’s description She’s got all it takes to function Though you’re minded but you’re shy Can’t stare straight into her eyes Even when you try Can’t bear her luminous eyes Every...

In Chains (Poetry) 26-05-2005
by Dereje Amera
I live in chains—with fetters of this world Borne within me—I can’t get rid off They say to me—detach yourself In church pulpit—speak of proud I can’t detach—I love this world They can’t detach—they love this world I want to eat—what is in...

In Costa Rica (Opinions) 18-03-2002
by Hope Stevenson
I quake and knees fail, a long slender hand grasps the white stucco wall. An emotion uncensored, a heuritic experience entails That exhausted I slept and shook from the center An unsettling being was visiting, “May I enter?” The next...

In loving memory of a great poet: Mahmoud Darwish (Interviews) 9-09-2008
by siham Al Najami
His literary work genuinely pictured and voiced the true agony of the Palestinian conflict; with his words, he paved the way for human resistance; and with his death, the Arab world has lost one of its conscious critics. Words will fail to...

In my hand (Poetry) 24-09-2009
by ondo Marina
In my hand I hold the world I hold your hand I support you I give love In my hand I see disentangling My stolen life My dream My hijacked fate to this hand, I say: Whatever happens, count on me! Why inflexible, why...

In restriction, freedom waits (Poetry) 20-10-2008
by Tamunobarabi Gogo Ibulubo
Expectorate blindness In the eyes Where, clearly, Vision must be With hot iron Smearing the minds to blur vision. Boldly, the thinking Would publish Its content from today Unto tomorrow And unto time when Posterity comes....

In the Garden of Eden (Poetry) 2-08-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
There we stayed, there we worked Till the day fortune met excellence People trooped in and trooped out on a sunny day Everybody is happy but two Who thinks life is a platter of gold in the wilderness Hard work in the garden means rewards...

In the making of the Box (Poetry) 1-08-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
Thinking inside the room Lies the pains of today Within the outside premises abound The gains of tomorrow yet to be foretold Knowledge for posterity Pears hath to be preserved For the ripping age is the blessing hour Opportunities and...

In the Midst of Crowning Glory (Poetry) 16-05-2003
by sonalini
Metal doors ajar like sluice gates, Beholding starry eyed you, Eager to court the first shades of war, Light pierced our hopeful eyes, Deafened by the wail of bugles, Haunted by musty coat men, We were dragged out of safety, Thrust like...

In the time we stand so sure (Poetry) 24-01-2008
by Robert Dodginghorse
In the time we stand before the hour of doubt. to Premark the graves we see so sure that some may die. I watch from afar trusting the leaders of our tribe to propel us to something brighter .threw the broken tinted glass of existing beer bottles I...

In the Vanguard of Greed (Short Story) 22-05-2008
by Saintmoses Eromosele
SCENE ONE {A bar. Three young men are sitting in the bar, drinking palm wine and playing draughts. As the lights beam onto the stage, Wole is heard shouting in protest, while the other two roar with laughter.} WOLE: - {Turning the tables...

Independence (Opinions) 14-09-2006
by Mbũrũ Kamau
When we hear of the word ‘independence’, what comes into our minds? What does it imply to us on a daily basis? Independence means autonomous, liberated, neutral, non-aligned, self-determining and self-governing or sovereign. It could also mean...

India and Nepal (Short Story) 9-06-2009
by Aparna
An Eye-Opener I was allergic to my village, literally. I got red rashes as soon as I climbed up to bed, I received cow milk that smelled terrible instead of my hot coffee, the cows mooed right below my bed and woke me up in the middle of the...

Indigenous communities or tribes of Sindh (Opinions) 12-01-2008
by
Indigenous communities or tribes of Sindh by bharumal amrani As Indus civilization is one of the most ancient civilizations of the world after Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilization; but most ancient tribes used to dwell at here before...

Infrastructure of Inequality (Opinions) 20-03-2002
by Phillip A. Dawid
Question: How are inequalities within and between societies being maintained, and how are they being challenged? Do you think these challenges can reduce structural inequalities? Why and/or Why not? Societies have always had intrinsic flaws...

inspired by THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (Poetry) 22-03-2004
by Rare breed
What happens if or when You lose yourself By trying to do What it is you do best? What happens if or when Your passion lies where Some of the preconceptions You closely held Must die? What happens if or when Through fighting for...

Integrazione: aprirsi all’altro (Opinions) 18-04-2006
by Mariela De Marchi Moyano
Le principali difficoltà che affronta un immigrato appena arrivato ad un nuovo paese sono legate alla burocrazia e alla logistica: lavoro, permesso di soggiorno, casa, scuola per i bambini. Una volta superati questi ostacoli, però, c’è una...

Intense (Poetry) 27-03-2008
by Affiah Odhiambo
INTENSE is the sensation the air assumes as the furnace of your eyes consumes me whole. INTENSE is the rhythm of your fingers easing through my hair, teasing my ears, pleasing my neck. INTENSE is the safety of my chin at the heat of your...

Intercultural conflict in Turkey. No, no...actually; Turkey in intercultural conflict (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
The word “conflict” leads us to refer to other words, namely; miscommunication, misunderstanding, misattributions, disagreement and so on... When we observe conflict issues in cultures, we get to know that there are other concepts in culture...

Interests Behind War (Opinions) 20-03-2009
by Yagmurov Farhad
“…Early in the morning, the sun has risen and birds are already singing songs making all livings happy about the coming day. A usual farmer stands in the field and looks into a distance. Everything is calm and quiet. Suddenly, he hears a noise. It...

Interview de Andy Roland NZIENGUI (Gabon) (Interviews) 22-10-2007
by Sessi HOUNKANRIN,PCC
Parles nous un peu de ton parcours personnel, de ce qui te motive et de ce qui t’inspire dans la vie de manière générale… Je suis engagé dans les mouvements associatifs depuis le lycée. C’est le club littéraire du lycée Nazaire Boulingui de...

Interview de Sarah TOUMI (France, Tunisie) (Interviews) 13-07-2008
by Sessi HOUNKANRIN,PCC
Bonjour Sarah, pourrais-tu te présenter à nos lecteurs ? Parles nous de toi, de tes études ainsi que de ton engagement associatif au niveau local et international? J’ai 20 ans, je suis franco-tunisienne, née en France d’une mère française et...

Interview de Wilfried IDIATHA (Gabon) (Interviews) 22-10-2007
by Sessi HOUNKANRIN,PCC
Wilfried IDIATHA est né le 15 octobre 1977 à Koula-Moutou au centre Est du Gabon. Koula-Moutou, une ville que ses habitants appellent affectueusement Km ou Kaboul lui rappelle ses plus belles années d’enfance, l’image de son grand-père maternel,...

Interview with Jean-Pierre N'ZIYA (Congo RDC) (Interviews) 3-06-2008
by Sessi HOUNKANRIN,PCC
Interview produced on 2006, June 5th Let’s Talk about you… you are Congolese from RDC living in Canada (Toronto) I am from the Congo. I was a lecturer in Human Rights and Philosophy. I was also a Director of a local NGO aiming at raising...

Interview with Story Writer Kamala Sarup (Interviews) 3-08-2004
by ramesh
Kamala Sarup, author of the short story ‘Samjhanaka Anubhutiharu’ (2004) writes about undercurrents of love and friendship with a mellow wisdom that is usually born of age. Literature is more than mere entertainment and remains pertinent over...

Into nothingness (Poetry) 5-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
My ungraspable thoughts are like empty clouds Which to the eye seem overloaded with life But into nothingness burst and burst

Invincibility or invisibility (Poetry) 20-02-2010
by Nikki Allison
Picture, "A Soldier's Story", by Alina Bachmann . Invincibility Or is it invisibility That's my complex? Or is it just complex? Bright lights, big city With no one ahead of me Don't have no enemies Flexing cerebral muscle Playin'...

Is art innefectual in promoting acceptance of diversity? (Opinions) 12-08-2006
by Pleso
Much art seeks to stir the mind of its audience into considering new angles, to adopt alternative positions to those in which they previously stood, to observe further possibilities. Much of this art achieves its objectives. However, just who is...

Is Beauty Integrity? (Opinions) 20-06-2005
by Dereje Amera
“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.” Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC) As people say: Beauty is skin deep, which illustrates the importance and essential aspect of inner beauty. Inner beauty can be related to what one thinks and...

IS IT A BIG DEAL TO SAY THANK YOU? (Poetry) 5-02-2007
by Stephen O. Silas
IS IT A BIG DEAL TO SAY THANK YOU? Saying thank you gives the ability and encouragement to bring back the memory of doing another good one. Did you say thank you to some one who has just done well to you? Or you think is not important and...

Is it something i did? (Poetry) 18-01-2008
by stella ogema akum
Is it something I did Is it something I did not do Was there something I was expected to do Why else then, would I be a pinball if I was wanted I wonder Sometimes I wonder, alone, in silence During these episodes, it gets dark Too dark to...

Is there any cultural hope for the next 50years (Opinions) 9-08-2007
by ERNEST ASIEDU ODEI
Ghana is 50 years, and the role of the youth as agents of change and our only legacy for the future is very crucial in 50 years to come. There are different schools of thought on the concept of youth and adolescent by society. First the youth...

Is there paradise ? (Opinions) 1-12-2002
by Melissa
Memories … memories… engraved on the mind like fingerprints imprinted on a page. Each page makes the book of life. No one else in the world has fingerprints exactly like another person. The fingertips have many tiny lines. These lines make...

Is “Behaviour Change” The Ultimate Solution? (Opinions) 12-12-2007
by erick ochieng otieno
Every now and then, ones hears of the arguments for ABC (Abstinence-Be Faithful-use Condom) as ways of combating the ever rising cases of HIV/Aids in the world. More often than not, however, these ideas end up in deaf ears, even though we have to...

Israel, the Palestinians and the Media ---- Version 1 (Opinions) 14-04-2002
by N Gadd
In this conflict, the media has informed us, but has also subconsciously swayed our opinions in ways we could never fully realize. The way a situation is reported can have a subtle but crucial effect on our perceptions and perspectives of the...

It All Started In a 4-Hour Rendezvous (Short Story) 25-01-2007
by Jay-R Patron
To him it was an opportunity never to be missed. For it might be the only one he could ever get...or so he believed. A perfect outing for the both of them so far...except for the horrendous traffic jam they had to go through early that...

It is your choice now! (Poetry) 11-09-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
Many people have lived in fear. For many a day we have not chosen our way. We do not understand what we read nor hear. Some of us think it's just what we have to say. Our statements are true- for only short times. Until they're approved...

It was you... (Poetry) 26-09-2008
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
When I had lost hope, Thought it all seemed lost, When nothing counted And all I felt I had was myself, The thought of you gave me hope. When the wind stopped And the sky grew green, When the taste of lust Became the haste of my heart,...

It's gonna be okay (Poetry) 27-07-2008
by Preksha Golchha
I'm missing you, Tears rolling down my eyes. I wish I had a magic wand That could make things alright. It isn't easy as it is. It gets tougher by the day. Holding on, being strong Isn't as easy as they say. I know it's gonna go well; I...

It's Time to Love (Poetry) 17-09-2005
by nikisha white
this is what we need because this is life we all need to share our love our blood our human we're all here we need to be so let’s not wait until its too late to love one another to share with each other to give to those who need it...

Italy: struggling for equality between North and South (Opinions) 4-07-2007
by Valentina S.
After centuries of territorial fragmentation, my country gained independence and unity in 1861. Still, there was a long way to reach unity of language (people used local dialects to communicate), culture, political/social/economic awareness of...

Japan: An Outstanding Country (Short Story) 9-06-2006
by CM
I am a typical Western woman who always thought that nowhere else could it be as beautiful as it is in the Western countries, however, as travelling along I had to confess that this is not really true. Asia is my favourite continent and I cannot...

Je regrette... (Opinions) 19-04-2010
by Nelly Bee
Picture, "Adult depression," by Surya Gaire Il nous arrive quelques fois de regretter des tas de choses dans notre vie quotidienne. Seulement, on ne s’aperçoit pas de l’absurdité de ce sentiment : le regret. Parfois, on a recours à ce...

Jennifer, la hormiguita (Short Story) 4-10-2008
by Laura Müller
La hormiguita Quebec, Canadá: Hoy vi volar frente a mi un cabello mas rubio que el mÍo, son contadas las ocasiones en que he visto a Jennifer pero invariablemente cada vez que me la topo me recuerda a una pequeña hormiguita, de esas que caminan...

Jerusalem (Poetry) 29-04-2008
by Samuel-Malachi Odekunle
Jerusalem, oh Jerusalem Thy walls shall hold thee strong thou sweat with the blood Of saint and foe Thy tears are the cries of the innocent cold Thy years are long Like an ancient song Unending melodies Thy heart has strung I hear your...

Jeunes leaders francophones,« Brisons la solitude et créons des ponts entre nous » (Opinions) 21-10-2008
by Christophe TOUGRI
Le congrès mondial des jeunes bat son plein dans la capitale nationale du Québec. Ce grand « rendez-vous onusien » de tous les jeunes délégués venus de divers horizons de la planète est une opportunité pour eux de se pencher sur des questions et...

JOE C. RICE, President and CEO of Mid-Pacific Institute (Interviews) 18-05-2007
by Jay-R Patron
Joe C. Rice is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mid-Pacific Institute (MPI), an independent, grades kindergarten through twelve (pre-kindergarten effective 2005-2006 school year, 141-year college-preparatory school which is located...

Journée internationale des migrants 2004 (Short Story) 27-09-2005
by Desire--clitandre dzonteu
Journée internationale des migrants 2004 En 1997, des organisations de migrants asiatiques (notamment philippines) ont commencé à célébrer et à promouvoir le 18 décembre comme une Journée Internationale de Solidarité avec les Migrants. Cette date...

Jóvenes que hacen cosas diferentes: De ser parte del problema a ser parte de la solución. (Opinions) 10-10-2008
by Reiner Mora
Los jóvenes obtienen una cierta satisfacción al quejarse por los problemas que los rodean, parecen liberarse de una innombrable “culpa”, dejando en otros las responsabilidades sociales y el trabajo sucio. Sin embargo, esa actitud reprochable, ha...

Jóvenes voluntarios por Cartagena (Interviews) 1-04-2008
by Rosa Isabel Montero Torres
Con el ánimo de poner el potencial juvenil al servicio del progreso de su ciudad, el Consejo Distrital de Juventud de Cartagena, hizo el día jueves 27 de marzo de este año, el lanzamiento de uno de sus más importantes programas de proyección...

Jovenes, organizaciones juveniles y cohesion social (Opinions) 2-05-2008
by Marioliva González
INTRODUCCION Por primera vez en la historia de la humanidad, el mundo es joven, la primera generación constituida por alrededor de 1700 millones de jóvenes de 15 a 24 años de edad. Casi el 20% de la población a nivel mundial. De estos, el 86%...

Joyous memory (Poetry) 20-03-2008
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
The morning rises early With my heart. Like a panther yearns For water and strength, So does my heart as it Rises with the morning. The morning speaks to The coming events of Human seasoning, And breaks the tidal Waves of existence;...

Judge Not (Poetry) 31-01-2006
by Gordon Nicol
Judge a man, not by the colour of his face Judge a man, not by the name of his race Judge a man, not by the nature of his creed But judge a man, by the measure of his deeds For there are many good Arabs and many good Muslims Many a poor...

Judgement Day (Poetry) 14-04-2004
by Amy Megsin
We have never met, But you see me and judge. We have not spoken But you look at me With hateful eyes. What have I done To make you look at me so? No words or lies Nor sticks or stones. But with just a glance, You judge. And I am...

Judging the Arts (Short Story) 20-05-2003
by Nandita Saikia
If one was to talk about what makes an artist great, the most important factor would probably be the quality of his work: whether it is well-structured, follows the established norms or not, employs “local colour”, and also, how prolific the...

Jungle Justice for Pot Belly Men in Africa (Poetry) 28-05-2004
by Simon
in Africa especially my country Nigeria men with pot bellies have been made synonymous with wealth wealth that has been gotten through their ill ways they do not mind how it came or whose life is lost in the process now we set up for this...

Junior (Poetry) 21-08-2008
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
He fills the house with Jubilant presence, Jumping up and down Every couch, Commenting on Everything in-view; Agile and alive, Strong and buoyant… His name is Junior, And, Junior loves so to be called that Way… just Junior,...

Just a Breath (Poetry) 13-10-2008
by henry onunyere
Just a breath that is needful I take this breath I live I lose it I die But if life is salvation Then death is desirable What’s salvation without freedom? What’s freedom without struggle? What’s struggle without life, What’s life without...

Just A thought (Opinions) 29-08-2002
by Madeeha Saleem
One day, when I was in this phase of being dead awake one minute and almost asleep the next, this very interesting thought came to my mind, which obviously, I was in no condition to analyze at that point in time, but later on I realized that it is...

Just a thought (Poetry) 2-05-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
I met this Dinah girl Gush! She makes me feel like a girl She smiles like a baby girl That makes me go kai! What a girl! Her radiance, she brought from above She steps like a damsel from above Gush! This girl, she's turning me on If on I...

Just before dawn (Poetry) 23-09-2007
by Nnabuchi Akpeh
Out I crept To keep a date with nature Where destiny awaited There they were Two shimmering golden yellows Each punctured by a speck of nite Seconds . . . minutes They assumed form Head . . . lips Frontal mounds . . . limbs...

Just breathe (Poetry) 8-03-2010
by Zarina
Just breathe My dear, Exhale it out into this world Consumed with doubt With every single issue that's going on Who has the time to sleep past dawn? Its a busy world with zooming cars Just promise me you'll sit down take a...

Just chillin' (Poetry) 31-01-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Just chillin’ Like an angel from the sky. Cool guy! I so love this brother: Mine from another mother! If he were a girl, I'd kiss, But he’s a boy, so instead I say bliss! Our Figo himself! He’s learnt to be himself. Though he be in the...

Juventud Causa, Adultez Consecuencia (Opinions) 14-11-2006
by Miguel Andrés Aravena Cofré
Conflictivo por decirlo menos, casi me es alarmante pero no alcanza a serlo (aunque debiese). Así me hacen sentir las conclusiones que estoy desarrollando por estos días. Tengo la sensación de que nosotros, los jóvenes, estamos castigados por la...

Juventud: en medio de la nada (Opinions) 28-03-2007
by Red Camaleón, Sistema de Comunicación Joven
No recuerdo exactamente la noche en que toda mi familia declaró por unanimidad la muerte de la televisión en la casa. Si bien las ofertas de cable por suscripción arrojaban sutiles asideros a ese naufragio visual y creativo, la verdad preferíamos...

Juventude e Meio Ambiente (Opinions) 20-03-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
Estamos vivenciando um período muito interessante de nossa história na odisséia terrestre. É um momento que exige a reformulação de nosso comportamento perante a natureza e perante a própria civilização humana. Segundo o filosofo Guattari,...

Kalabari Culture (Opinions) 9-05-2007
by Adeshola Komolafe
Among the Kalabari people of the Niger Delta, specifically in Rivers State, the individual is conceived as consisting of four related aspects. These four classifications of the self, which characterize all human beings, are not independent...

Kamala Sarup's book Samjhuta Ko Modma (Opinions) 26-09-2002
by Ramesh Sharma
- Ramesh Sharma Literatteur cum journalist Kamala Sarup's short story collection Samjhuta Ko Modma has enlivened the love and hate relationship. She explained...

Kappa Alpha Psi (Poetry) 20-12-2007
by Tiffany Saxon
Association, Aspiration and Dedication are the words that describe the Achievements of this Fraternity. Founded in 1911, Still making its mark to the young and old... Creating a standard that will last through all eternity. Sedulous in every...

Keeping Peace... Options (Opinions) 18-02-2008
by Mbũrũ Kamau
The right to life is inalienable to an individual’s liberty and security. Yet conflicts and insecurity occur at many levels of the society between individuals, politicians, military, civil society, the family; between nations and superpowers. All...

Killed By Prejudice (Opinions) 5-11-2003
by Gabriela Gonçalves Barbosa
Imagine that you are living good moments, sharing your happiness with people you love, your family and friends, in a place full of peace or harmony. Now, imagine all of these dreams destroyed by war, specifically the Second World War. You’ve...

killed me... (Poetry) 28-01-2007
by hazem al jaber
killed me... sweetheart... do you know my sweetheart ,when you let faraway... left me alone... and been without seeing your face... and can`t hear your voice any more... do you know how i am after you...?? how i am after...

Killing Brands Without Daggers .... The Emerging Culture of Silencing Plurality (Opinions) 12-09-2005
by Omo'ba
I have been following with keen interest the very stimulating and informed commentary of various newspapers columnists and other concerned Nigerians on the debt forgiveness recently granted to Nigeria by some of its debtors. Against the dramatic...

Kingdom of Heaven: Muslim Representations (Opinions) 25-06-2005
by Ayman El Hakea
A couple of weeks ago, I went with my friends Ahmed, Loaïe, and Mohamed, to the Green Plaza cinema complex in Alexandria to watch the new movie: “Kingdom of Heaven.” I was very excited to watch that movie, particularly because it deals with a very...

Kiryat Arba' - the difficulties of peace between Israelis and Palestinians (Opinions) 15-07-2008
by M J
After Israel prevailed in the war with the Arab countries in 1967, the Israelis began to govern the West Bank, which had been under Jordanian control before the war, and Gaza strip, which had been under Egyptian control before the war. The...

Know It Not (Poetry) 22-10-2007
by Lynes Celeste
There's something in the look of your eyes It pulls me to you slowly but surely Like things in the earth's gravity To be in need of me at the center of your universe My mind's sucked by your smile It always loses its content Even when your...

Kofi Annan - Quel Homme, quelles paroles! (Opinions) 1-08-2007
by FEUSSOM
Kofi Annan - Quel Homme, quelles paroles! «Aujourd'hui nous vivons dans un monde où un homme a plus de chances d'être jugé s'il tue une seule personne que s'il en tue 100 000 !» Kofi Annan - Le Nouvel Observateur «Le monde se définit non...

Kwanzaa Dolphins (Short Story) 17-03-2006
by Khalid Magram
The well-built seafaring ancient dhow, MvDestiny, left the port city of Haven of Peace on a full moon night. The ship sailed for the famous Swahili port town of Heartdrop to celebrate the festival of Kwanzaa. She steered from her sanctuary on...

L'acculturation est la règle et non l'exception! (Opinions) 28-02-2008
by LENDZEYI LEMIEN
Je propose d'arrêter tant soit peu le temps sur un terme qui fait polémique ici et là-bas et de façon séculaire: la culture. Les littératures semblent s'accorder à la définir comme l'ensemble des traits distinctifs, tant spirituels, affectifs,...

L'Agriculture une solution pour sortir l'Afrque de la pauvreté (Short Story) 3-01-2008
by MOMBO NZIENGUI Rostano Eloge
Le marché de « rails de Nkoltang » ou 32 km à parcourir sur la nationale 1 par les riverains en quête d’aliments frais : l'agriculture l'une des solutions les plus concrètes pour sortir l'Afrique du sous-développemnet et d'intégrer l'auto...

L'Argent N'Achète Pas Tous (Poetry) 21-01-2009
by Gael SORO
L'argent peut acheter le plaisir... mais pas l'amour; On peut acheter un spectacle....... mais pas la joie; On peut acheter un esclave......... mais pas un ami; On peut acheter une femme.......... mais pas...

L'homme sans visage (Poetry) 18-10-2005
by Fa Sy
Je suis celui qu'ils appellent l'hideux Je ne suis rien d'autre qu'un gueux Parmi tant d'autres, un habitant de cette ruelle Petit etre inconnu dans cette ville immense Je passe inapercu, me nourissant de leurs restes Dechet de la...

L'iPhone et le désert. (Opinions) 13-01-2008
by Youths Ahead!
Il y a quelques mois le monde découvrait l’iPhone, le nouvel appareil multifonctionnelle fascinant et révolutionnaire d’Apple. Il a donné au monde un avant-goût de ce que sera ce siècle naissant : innovant et impressionnant. Mais pour le reste de...

La antropofagia como camino a lo transcultural (Opinions) 28-06-2006
by María Laura Caraballo
En 1928 Oswald de Andrade publica su segundo manifiesto titulado “Manifiesto antropófago” o de la “Antropofagia”, corriente que plantea básicamente el acto de asimilación ritual y simbólica de la cultura occidental. Es la incorporación de la...

La belle et le clochard (Short Story) 31-08-2008
by Safa Mahjoub
Elle ne put que dire un seul mot et unique mot: "Adieu". Ce fut, d'ailleurs, le dernier mot qu'elle prononça. Elle ferma les yeux. Elle se sentit étourdie, les membres engourdies, la tête lourde, la gorge sêche et les mains froides... Les idées...

La belle et le clochard (Short Story) 31-08-2008
by Safa Mahjoub
Elle ne put que dire un seul mot et unique mot: "Adieu". Ce fut, d'ailleurs, le dernier mot qu'elle prononça. Elle ferma les yeux. Elle se sentit étourdie, les membres engourdis, la tête lourde, la gorge sèche et les mains froides... Les idées se...

La boda (Short Story) 28-10-2008
by Andrea Arzaba
Ya tenía varios días desde que me sentía cansada, harta. Pero no era del trabajo que tenía que hacer o los deberes que mi madre me dejaba en la casa, como lavar los platos o ir por agua al río todas las mañanas, si no que simplemente ya no me...

La cultura combi (Opinions) 9-07-2007
by ANDDY JOEL LANDACAY HERNANDEZ
Nicolás Yerovi suele decir siempre que para vivir en el Perú hay que tener espíritu de aventura. Y tiene razón: las combis son el más claro ejemplo de ello. Ningún peruano que se precie de serlo y no ha puesto alguna vez su trasero en uno de sus...

La Diversité et l'Unité (Poetry) 23-11-2008
by MOMBO NZIENGUI Rostano Eloge
Différents, divers, autres, distants, civilisations Ces sonorités ne sont que de signes distincts Mais à l'aurore de la diversité culturelle De la mondialisation des intelligences et des cultures De la civilisation de l'universelle...

La Entrevista Virtual de Patch - Una Perspectiva Indígena (Interviews) 14-01-2004
by Patch
1) ¿Cuál es tu nombre completo? Luis Abel López - Patch 2) ¿Cuál es el nombre del pueblo al que tu perteneces/ desciendes? ¿Dónde y cuándo naciste? Soy Colla con antepasados Aymaras, y a su vez con antepasados Incas. Los hijos...

LA FAMILLE (Poetry) 23-10-2007
by kambulu mande henri lopez
La famille Dans les pires et durs moments Elle est là, Dans les sombres décalages des temps, Elle nous restera fidèle comme l’au-delà. Pour elle, pardon veut dire Considérer le fait sans racine En dépit de l’offense sans...

La France ne respecte pas le droit au logement des minorités (Opinions) 27-09-2005
by Desire--clitandre dzonteu
ENAR exprime son inquiétude face à la réaction des pouvoirs publics français après la mort de 24 Africains, dont 18 enfants, en août dernier dans les incendies d'immeubles vétustes et dangereux dans lesquels ils résidaient. Les deux incidents, qui...

La Generación del Beat: el legado de William S. Burroughs (Opinions) 25-03-2007
by Andrea Durán Sánchez
En los últimos 70 años, aquellos quienes llegamos a la vida, encontramos el mundo plagado de tres cosas: Drogas, Caos y Desarraigo. Los pioneros de la literatura americana que develaron estos monstruos de la realidad, alertando o invitándonos...

La identidad del inmigrante (Opinions) 26-05-2006
by Julián Pablo Sinesi
Desde una experiencia personal por haber vivido un tiempo en la ciudad de Québec, Canadá; y por haber participado como voluntario en una entidad que ayuda a los inmigrantes en dicha ciudad, pude notar que el problema más grande que tiene el...

La información como herramienta (Opinions) 31-05-2005
by Alejandro Chipana
Yo quisiera empezar mi escrito reclamando la falta de atención que se da a los ODMs por parte de todos y quizás mi escrito no sea una idea creativa ya que lo que busco con esto es hacer pública mi preocupación en el trato y avance de los ODMs....

La lutte contre le racisme doit se poursuivre en Europe (Opinions) 27-09-2005
by Desire--clitandre dzonteu
Au cours de son allocution d'ouverture à la 22ème réunion du Conseil d'administration du Réseau européen contre le racisme (ENAR), le Président, Bashy Quraishy, a commémoré les victimes des attentats de Londres et déploré les réactions violentes...

La medicina natural para incidir políticamente (Opinions) 29-11-2008
by Gabriela Calles
La medicina natural o alternativa, es muy utilizada por las comunidades campesinas del Ecuador, un ejemplo lo encontramos en el Cantón Guamote de la Provincia de Chimborazo, Parroquia Cebadas, sus habitantes mayoritariamente campesinos la...

La niña y el buitre (Opinions) 6-07-2007
by Laura Müller
RULETA URBANA La niña y el buitre Abril 1994: Kevin Carter veía realizado el mayor sueño de su vida; por fin era el mejor, había logrado el sueño de cualquier fotógrafo; ganar el premio Pulitzer. Su fotografía dió la vuelta al mundo, es una...

La nuit sacrée du Bwiti (Short Story) 18-07-2005
by Desire--clitandre dzonteu
Pâle jour que ce dimanche du mois de juillet ! Je revenais dans mon Cameroun natal après cinq longues et pénibles années d’exil économique. Le vol numéro cinq de la Camair venait de fouler la terre du pays. J’étais bien dans ses entrailles et je...

LA REDEFINITION DES MILIEUX (Opinions) 23-05-2006
by Abbé Dimitri
LA REDEFINITION DES MILIEUX : « Nous ne sommes pas au village ici ! ». Il n’est pas rare tendre cette expression .Elle est utilisé chaque jour qui passe dans nos milieux urbains. Que veulent dire en réalité ceux qui en usent : «...

La Universidad de las Madres (Interviews) 29-10-2006
by Sebastián Galanternik
En el mes de las inscripciones universitarias, al menos en lo que respecta a la Argentina, Interjóvenes estuvo entrevistando a la Secretaria Académica de la Universidad Popular de las Madres de Plaza de Mayo, la licenciada en ciencias...

La vida Saltimbanco (Opinions) 26-05-2006
by R
La obra Saltimbanco del Cirque du Soleil es maravillosa. Una avalancha de estímulos mágicos a los sentidos. Un espectáculo de primera calidad, con un ritmo vertiginoso, imposible de aburrir a alguien, pero sí de abrumar. Con gimnastas que...

La violencia de la no violencia. (Short Story) 27-12-2005
by Julián Pablo Sinesi
Hace casi dos años tuve la oportunidad vivir en el país que, según la ONU en aquel momento, tenía la mejor calidad de vida en el mundo: Canadá. Lo primero que hice fue hacer un curso de francés para extranjeros en la ciudad de Québec. En ese...

La vraie poésie (Short Story) 10-06-2007
by ilyes
Voici une pièce théâtrale que j'ai écrite afin de corriger le point de vue souvent erroné que la plupart de la plèbe défend quand il s'agit de poésie. Titre de la pièce : « La vraie poésie! »‎ Personnages de la pièce :‎ L’inconnu :...

Labeled Head To Toe: Teenagers And Brands (Interviews) 27-09-2003
by aGn
I, along with two of my closest friends, am sitting at a table for three in a popular fast food joint in Delhi. There is not much of a crowd at the moment- partly because outside, a scorching heat-wave is running wild. There is a shout from behind...

Labour and Productivity (Poetry) 6-10-2003
by Adepegba Kehinde
I quickly from the taxi alighted Seeing the mothers to be, I delighted In the reality that at the maternity Labourers like me were majority The hostile nurses ordered and I roamed The maternity as I groaned and moaned As if I was set on...

Lady Madonna (Poetry) 1-01-2008
by Tiffany Saxon
For she's running away from the backlashes of her past. Bringing the old into the new... trying to kill the memories that soaks the soul in a tainted mask. For she's lost in her own infatuation. Being lead astray by words of deception...

Lamont (Poetry) 18-11-2004
by Daniel Brophy
LaMoNt Lamentable Lamant, look, there. Past the trauma and torment, lift thy head. Can you see the beauty glare, yes, so fare! Grace given to thee, the truth to be fed. "This morn'n my mama said, Thee I hate." Fulfilled failure, frozen...

Language Genocide (Opinions) 22-01-2004
by Vibek Raj Maurya
Expression is an exclusive human attribute. No other life form has been able to express abstract concepts and thoughts as humans. Language is the foundation of every culture. People invariably depend upon it for the use and transmission of the...

Language Respect (Opinions) 3-05-2011
by Lavinia Loredana Spargo
It's fair to say that the arena of language is a wild place to be. Languages are in a constant battle for survival and supremacy. They intermingle, assimilate, fuse, annihilate each other, yet no one is ever left language-less. With...

Languages in the Information Era (Opinions) 31-05-2004
by
[ View this article in French ] A language is before all a means of communication between individuals of the same population or the same race. Men started to express themselves with signs and illustrations on the walls of the caves, then the...

Las hermanas Mirabal: heroínas de la no violencia (Short Story) 7-08-2007
by Cristino Alberto Gómez Luciano
La tarde del día 25 de noviembre de 1960, la República Dominicana se vistió de luto. Ese luto aceleraría los hechos para que seis meses después el país se liberara del manto que le cubrió por años. Se trata del día en que las hermanas Minerva,...

Las papeleras agitaron el debate juvenil en Paysandú (Short Story) 22-03-2006
by Mariela Silvina Fiamingo
El Tercer Encuentro de Jóvenes del Mercosur se llevó a cabo este año en Paysandú a mediados de Febrero. Este evento sirvió para que chicos y chicas de Paraguay, Brasil, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina y España -hubo una delegación de jóvenes...

Late Winter (Poetry) 10-06-2003
by David Gelbard
I peer down, the ivory snow, cold as the edge of the green sea, swishing across the deadened field. Lonely snowman near the edge of the branchless tree, melts slowly as the heat wipes across the low drifting sky.

LE COMPLEXE DES JEUNES (Opinions) 6-02-2006
by Abbé Dimitri
Le discours est presque le même chez les jeunes garçons et les jeunes fillles en âge d'entretenir une relation amoureuse . Je ne suis pas peut -être pas le premier à parler de ce que je veux nommer « le miracle quotidien »; mais j'ai du moins...

Le cric (Short Story) 5-03-2009
by Gael SORO
Un représentant crève un pneu en rase campagne. Il ouvre son coffre cherche son cric... en vain. Pas de cric. Comme il est sur une petite route de campagne, en plein mois de juillet il se dit que personne ne va passer par là pour...

Le Jeune Jardinier (Short Story) 8-07-2008
by Gael SORO
Un jour, le dirigeant d'une grande société engage un jardinier indépendant. Mais alors que ce dernier arrive chez lui, le patron s'aperçoit qu'il a fait appel à un adolescent à peine âgé de 15 ans. Peu importe se dit-il, maintenant...

Le problème des sans-abris (Opinions) 27-09-2005
by Desire--clitandre dzonteu
Les services pour sans-abri contraints de réparer les dégâts causés par de mauvaises politiques d'immigration Les recherches ont montré qu’un nombre important et accroissant de personnes immigrées sont parmi les usagers des services pour...

Le racisme, veritable virus des civilisations (Opinions) 27-09-2005
by Desire--clitandre dzonteu
RACISME: UN VIRUS QUE L’EUROPE TARDE À SOIGNER. Abdication et résignation de l’UE dans la lutte contre le racisme 13 décembre 1995: Communication de la Commission sur le racisme, la xénophobie et l’anti-sémitisme; 15 juillet 1996: Action commune...

Le rôle de la religion dans les élections présidentielles américaines et sur la vie civile aux Etats-Unis (Interviews) 24-01-2005
by Le Réseau global des jeunes engagés
ENTRETIEN du GYAN France avec Mark McNaught pour une série d’articles politiques pour le magazine « Panorama ». Mark McNaught, d’origine de l’Université de Texas, a récemment soutenu sa thèse intitulée L’Orthodoxie politique américaine à...

Le suicide : le dernier tabou africain. (Opinions) 15-06-2008
by Youths Ahead!
Il y a quelques jours, Myriam a été retrouvée morte dans sa chambre. A coté de son corps inerte, se trouvait un flacon de comprimés entièrement vidé. C’était une adolescente qui allait encore au collège à Bonamoussadi[1]. Personne n’a rien vu...

Le Test des 3 Passoires (Poetry) 1-12-2008
by Gael SORO
Je partage ce poème avec vous, qui permettra de nous assagir : Socrate avait, dans la Grèce antique, une haute opinion de la sagesse. Quelqu'un vient un jour trouver le grand philosophe et lui dit : "Sais-tu ce que je...

Leaping Through My Ring of Fire (Short Story) 1-12-2006
by Iman Ng
As a native Hong Kong citizen, I had always been fascinated by this metropolis; from the incessant cacophony of traffic noises to airplanes soaring overhead, this city had “intoxicated” me with its winsome quality and the vagary of everyday life....

Let Me Come Forth By Day and Night (Poetry) 19-09-2005
by FREDEX KING TUT JR.
Let me Come Forth by Day and Night You will know by now a little writings as historical curiosities ancient proverb With little relevance, our new contemporary situation time now. The divine realm and the human realm are not altogether...

Let Me In (Poetry) 12-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Let me in. You couldn’t be so cruel! I’ve been under this sun for too long May I by your well, at least, for some cool. And I don’t mind if you sing me a song, If you sweetly let me in, Just to be close to you. Martin Luther King Jr said,...

Let the wind blow, let the eagle soar (Poetry) 25-06-2010
by Chidubem Nwabunze
Let the wind blow, let the eagle soar, Let her wings swing, let them dangle in the sun, Amidst the tide or through the tempest storm, Besieged by dark or at the birth of dawn. Let her days bloom, may there never be gloom, Let her feathers...

Let us Stand United (Opinions) 11-07-2007
by David Ephraim
Let us stand united AFTER almost 32 years of independence, we are progressing well but there are still a few hurdles to overcome. Right now, development seemed to be concentrated in Port Moresby, while the rest of the country is neglected....

Lets Go further not ABC alone but also DE (Opinions) 25-10-2006
by Rwax Qax
A......abstinence is by far the best way to avoid HIV infection. Especially for the youths.... what do we have to loose if we didn't have sex? Why are we scared of saying the truth? Is the reason that .......if people embrace abstinence, some of...

Letter to Dua (Poetry) 8-01-2009
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
Sir, I was there the other day on the squash court with you, I saw your fingers, your grip and vouch your stamina, but Sir, Do you believe that your death is possible if you think alone about your responsibility ? Sorry i said it Sir,...

Letter to God (Poetry) 8-09-2007
by Osamuyi Okpame
Dear God, It gives me great pleasure In writing this piece to you How has your day been up there? Fine I guess! Mine has been superb and splendid too. Please God could You tell me: Why the heart of human is so deceptive and wicked?...

Liar.... (Poetry) 16-01-2007
by hazem al jaber
Liar.... liar you are... all your passion is lie and games... even your life is a big lie... and every word you said, was a lies want me to love you ..???!!! how...??!! how is that..??? to love you ,while you are lying.. lying...

LIBERTAD (Poetry) 24-07-2008
by Ivan Sanes
Confundido, montado en el viaje Lo subversivo, lo rebelde Lo intangible, lo que se siente Se vaga por el sistema Inconciente, alienado Replegado a ser lo que no se quiere ser Estalla la bomba Mil sonetos en el aire...

Libro libre (Opinions) 28-06-2006
by Sebastian Pujol
Una iniciativa impulsada por la organización mexicana Letras Voladoras se hizo eco por estas latitudes y desembarcó oficialmente en Buenos Aires el último 21 de septiembre, día de la primavera - y del estudiante - aprovechando la gran...

Libya....Revolutions... (Opinions) 27-02-2011
by bia
I've always believed that all the wars worldwide are the fault of the people obsessed with money and power. But when I heard on the news that Gadaffi said that those who sustain him should gain entry in the revolutionary's houses and kill them, I...

Life (Poetry) 2-07-2007
by Shennel
like a vapour in the wind, it quickly vanishes away Life, a candle in the wind I laugh with you today and cry for you tomorrow, I talked to you an hour ago, now we wont be able to anymore. Live everyday like it's your last cherish every...

Life 101 (Poetry) 27-02-2008
by Lynne Lessard
I said the wrong thing, undo. I found the right one, copy. I need some space, enter, enter, enter. I'm not feeling so great, restart, refresh. I really like this one, paste,paste,paste. A keeper, no doubt. Save as, copy...

Life As I Know It (Opinions) 10-02-2003
by aclam
The air is always very still in a subway car. You are on your way to work, home, school and wedge yourself into a small space and breathe shallowly, rationing each exhalation as if it were your last. A sneeze, you think, would blow over the...

Life in Afghanistan (Opinions) 11-12-2001
by Karis
Right after the events of September 11th, one of our members (Jennifer Corriero) connected with a young Canadian (Adriana) who had recently returned back to Canada after being in Afghanistan for several months! After hearing a few perspectives on...

Life in Africa (Opinions) 9-06-2007
by Raphael Wanjaria Njararuhi
Every morning in Africa, a Gazzelle wakes up knowing that it must run faster than the fastest Cheetah, or else it will be killed. Every Morning in Africa, a Lion wakes up knowing that it must outrun the slowest Gazzelle, or else it will...

Life in the Movies (Opinions) 13-10-2002
by Catarina Abreu
You're alone in your room...and after a long, routine day, those beautiful blue eyes are a breath of fresh air. You worship him and long to to be with him. To most he is an ordinary man, but to you, he is the ultimate SEX GOD. Yes, ladies and...

Life is a shadow. (Poetry) 21-11-2009
by Priya Verma
As I walk towards the roots your majestic hands are ready to embrace and I look at the greener pastures that are ever expanding like your blessings. I am homeward-bound where you wait and also all those who have been longing for soft...

Life's Full of Ups and Downs (Poetry) 2-12-2007
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
Life’s full of ups and downs Like all nature’s gifts Life is not a golden prism It is full of ups and downs From pinnacles to valleys It is a rugged, endless plight From birth to death, life is a journey Of indeterminate gravity Conception...

Light Over Darkness... (Poetry) 20-11-2005
by kushagra jha
God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform… He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines of never failing skills, he treasures his bright designs and works in a sovereign will. Ye...

Like A Sunflower (Poetry) 10-04-2008
by Junya Tanaka
Looking up into the crystal blue sky A sunflower dreams it is the shining sun I also look up into the sky Lying on the field of sunflowers And I wish Wish to be such a sunflower In the world’s dreams with rays of happiness The sun...

Like This, Like That (Poetry) 15-10-2006
by Odimegwu Onwumere
Like This, Like That The day I told her, “I’ve fallen in love” She jokingly replied, “Did you fall on the floor or on the ground, Or on the sand or gravel?” I laughed And laughed and restrained my laughter But could not and would not...

Little Senegalese Girl (Poetry) 23-10-2005
by Fa Sy
Little Senegalese girl on the streets, don’t cry Coz one day everything's gonna be alright She is only 8 years old but she’s got woman hands On her shoulders lies the future of an entire land Everyday, to bring water to her family, she walks...

Living Languages (Opinions) 31-05-2004
by Martín Miguel Arias
[ View this article in Spanish ] We can define a Language as: “The expression of a culture, a means of communication; language is an instrument serving the community which uses it; always evolving”. (UNESCO) In the month of Living...

Living with Creative Intention (Opinions) 11-05-2007
by Lise Richards
We are all creative. Some may even claim the title of artist, but lately I’ve been thinking that it’s not the title that really matters — the important thing is the lifestyle you aspire to. Here then is my list of characteristics I’ve noted about...

Livro discute desafios e perspectivas do Jornalismo Ambiental (Opinions) 4-11-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
Publicação do Núcleo de Ecojornalistas do Rio Grande do Sul traz 32 textos de autores nacionais e internacionais O Núcleo de Ecojornalistas do RS lança na quarta-feira, 05.11, às 18h30, na Feira do Livro de Porto Alegre, o livro “Jornalismo...

Local vs. Global culture: a comparison between Achoura and Thanksgiving festivals (Opinions) 20-03-2010
by Nelly Bee
Local cultures will not be threatened by a dominant global culture as long as they are unique and constitute a reference to their nation’s heritage and popular background. One way to see that is by comparing festivals worldwide. For instance, the...

Locura de Amor (Poetry) 3-09-2008
by Reiner Mora
Al igual que ayer, hoy estoy pensando en ti. Solo que la espera me mata lentamente. Tú me lo dijiste, lo sé. Y cada “quizás” es un ladrillo en la pared que me separa de ti. Duele esperar tus besos. Juego con la imaginación, para...

London (Opinions) 11-06-2004
by Luke CB
Everybody inside these city walls contributes to the greatness of London. The name London comes from the Latin for 'fortress of the moon'; she's a city steeped in history. The first settlers were the Romans, who invaded Britain in AD43, moving...

Loneliness is an emotion best shared. (Opinions) 23-10-2002
by Mike Blanchard
Loneliness is an emotion best shared. Try it, you'll find those thoughts of wandering through torrential rain on a cold dark night go seemingly out the window; or at least, out of ones mind for a few moments. Loneliness is a dangerous emotion, and...

Look afresh! (Poetry) 28-05-2008
by 'Jide Oluwafemi Jinadu
Have a new look; Get a new perspective; See from a new angle; Look afresh! Though life may look rough, Things may seem tough, Don’t leave the plough. ‘Cos the time is now For you to wow At the roads you tow, ’Cos they now look anew,...

Look … Son (Poetry) 6-11-2006
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
Look into my eyes, son These songs you hear Today are forever ever. They’re songs of our Souls from our souls They’re songs sang With our souls…our all! Son, can you hear the Drum-beats and shrill Voices that issue from Farmlands,...

Los curas villeros: una realidad aún vigente (Interviews) 23-10-2006
by Julián Profeta
José María Pepe Di Paola, es un sacerdote de 44 años que trabaja desde hace 10 años en la Villa 21 de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. En este reportaje nos cuenta cual es la labor que realiza como pastor entre los pobres y cuales son los problemas...

Los Derechos Humanos en perspectiva Rastafari (Interviews) 29-10-2006
by simon
En cierta época viví junto a un rastafari, que más tarde se convertiría en mi mejor amigo. No estaba acostumbrada a los rezos durante las noches ni a las bendiciones, pero a medida que iba aprendiendo un poco acerca de su vida y su forma de...

Los jóvenes del mundo eligen Argentina para estudiar (Opinions) 28-05-2006
by R
En un contexto mundial muy tensionado con el tema migratorio, donde las potencias ya no están dispuestas a recibir más extranjeros en su territorio, y donde los que ya están instalados como ciudadanos o ilegales están pidiendo, reclamando y...

Los jóvenes fondogranderos del siglo XXI (Opinions) 4-10-2008
by Cristino Alberto Gómez Luciano
Al momento de la fundación de la comunidad de Fondo Grande, la gente vivía condiciones muy difíciles debido a la falta de muchas facilidades que son necesarias para alcanzar una mediana calidad de vida. Eran los finales de la tiranía de Trujillo,...

LOVE (Poetry) 18-01-2007
by foy franklin
LOVE AH! What is Love? It is a pretty thing, As sweet unto a shepherd as a King, And sweeter too; For Kings have cares that wait upon a crown And cares can make the sweetest Love to frown. How do I Love thee? Let me count the ways I...

Love and life (Poetry) 4-08-2009
by Edwin Alubaka Asher
Love is a feeling like no other, the feeling love can not be mixed with any negative affections. When you love someone, you can never hurt them because loving someone is wishing them the best in life without any conditions. Life without...

Love Beyond The Wall (Poetry) 22-01-2008
by Wiaam Youssef
With bombs of silence, turned me apart With storms of freedom's air, gathered me back Never as it was, calling my name Without meaning me But had to, had to “Stop killing people”, he said Engaging with a documentary machine More than...

Love in the Movies (Opinions) 6-10-2002
by Catarina Abreu
At seventeen, I can honestly say that there were times where I thought I was in love. Just the sight of that special somebody would send my stomach doing somersaults until I thought my heart would jump from my throat. It's a great feeling,...

Love In War Time (Short Story) 30-04-2007
by Anindita Deb
LOVE IN WAR TIME People say that love comes in different shapes and sizes. But for Sabnam it was all together an odd package. She have never thought in her weirdest dream that something like this can happen to her. But then it was her destiny...

Love is Evil (Opinions) 29-10-2003
by christopher bernardo
When Jennifer Lopez, remarked that love does not cost a thing, why then is Ben Affleck giving her a $200,000 worth of luxury car? J.Lo cost about a billion bucks, and that is what Ben Affleck is trying to reach in her, her ego. Love doesn’t exist...

Love is... (Poetry) 7-09-2003
by prernac
Love is... Everything, yet nothing Everywhere, yet nowhere It means the world, Yet, the world is mean. It’s in the family, Yet, we find more of it Within the family we choose – Friends – Those we are most comfortable around Those we lean...

Love Life (Poetry) 2-09-2008
by Nosipho Dhladhla
Love is when you wake up to the sun shining bright, Love is the soothing water raining on your face when you take a shower, getting ready for work. Love is the smell of buttered toast, The aroma of a hot cup of coffee. Love is the birds...

Love one another (Opinions) 10-11-2002
by Roderick R. Mckenzie Sr.
One of the most challenging aspects of the Christian faith, and in human existence is being able to love one another. When one speaks of the word love, some thoughts that come to mind are, romance, compassion, care, charity and warm affection...

Love Thy Philippines (Opinions) 28-02-2008
by Elirozz Labaria
I just had the latest vision that the Philippines is going to make it as one of the world’s richest country in a few years time. Good news don’t you think? You have every reason to be excited. My psychic abilities have never failed. We have a...

Love under the fire (Poetry) 20-03-2010
by amr elraggal
Take my hand, and close it to your lips I need to feel your love that used to erase my tears Spend the last moments close to me I want you to be the last that I see Don’t cry for me today or tomorrow Today I am alive; there is no reason for...

Love Wilts (Poetry) 24-09-2003
by Zubair Islam
There was a time I woke with a cheery heart Mutual care what a beautiful art When I would call to an excited voice Falling in love a very positive choice Wake now to the winter Harshly treated is my touch Your words I face are bitter I...

Love your Neighbour (Opinions) 31-03-2003
by Jeff Pinkerton
After going to a Church conference this past weekend (28 Mar 03 - 30 Mar 03 ) I have had a lot of time to think about different things that have been happening around the world these past couple of days, months and weeks. I am currently reading...

Love, wine (Poetry) 2-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
God, what panting passions by which I am reined in. To the oblivion of my true self they drive me. Your love is such that storms are too weak to uproot it. He I prize more than all earthly treasures. With sweet sorrow Your smile...

Love? (Poetry) 24-10-2007
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Love? Love! O Love! Love in the air. Love everywhere. Causing pain and joy. Breaking and mending hearts. Blind and vicious. Holy and cruel. What is love? That’s worth proving Or that’s just feeling? _£denøm

Loved love not to be love(d) (Poetry) 24-09-2003
by Zubair Islam
Love you, loved me Either way your married now. Fate chose he over me To God's ways I only bow. Whether you chose or not A crime a sin is too far for love Maybe for it was not to be fought The ways laid out from above. She shook my...

Luo Culture: Their habits and behaviors (Opinions) 26-04-2007
by erick ochieng otieno
I am a Luo from Kenya. Luo culture is one of the most diverse and the most vibrant cultures in Kenya and all over the world. The luo community in Kenya is estimated to be about 25% of the Kenyan population. Luo community, according to history...

Luz, cámara... ¡expresión! (Interviews) 28-06-2006
by simon
A propósito de la diversidad cultural, estuve visitando a la gente de la Fundación Kine . La Fundación Kine organiza cada año el Festival Iberoamericano de Cortos “Imágenes Jóvenes en la Diversidad Cultural . Hablar un poco con Alina...

Lyrik: Pedagogische Gerichte (Satis Shroff) (Poetry) 22-02-2008
by Satis Shroff
Deleting Lives in the Cyberworld (Satis Shroff) The young man and his double-clicks In a cyberworld Of bits and bytes, Full of elves, tough turtles, dementors, Warriors and evil beings, Who destroy hamlets, towns, Civilisations, At the...

L’esclavage conjugué au présent (Opinions) 16-02-2009
by Ludewic Mac Kwin De Davy
Plus de 250 millions d’esclaves dans le monde. Enfants exploités, travail au noir, conditions de travail précaires ou à la limite de la légalité, les esclaves modernes sont souvent derrière les bénéfices records des multinationales, derrière la...

L’homosexualité et la Jeunesse Africaine au XXIe siècle. (Opinions) 15-06-2008
by Youths Ahead!
« L’homosexualité est une tare blanche qui ne s’applique pas aux Africains ». Cette déclaration, un peu à l’image de son auteur, est de Robert Mugabe, président éternel de cet enfer austral qu’est le Zimbabwe. Loin d’être isolée, cette sortie sans...

L’information culturelle au Mexique: Marchand ou non marchand? Le cas des musées (Opinions) 14-09-2008
by aldoivan
Le Mexique possède une culture extrêmement riche et variée puisque qu’il a été le berceau de plusieurs civilisations préhispaniques à commencer par les civilisations Olmèques, puis Mayas et Aztèques pour ne citer que les plus importantes. Ce pays...

Magical Miracle (Poetry) 10-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Lying in bed, weak and sick With the lights glowing pretty thick. My milla million phone rings And it’s like who calls? Hear her voice like song, Reminding of the warm healing bird song. O gracious! O gracious! At once, I’m quick to...

MAGUN (Poetry) 31-01-2007
by Samuel K Akinbo
TESTED WITH PIPES AND GOGGLES CHEMICAL ANALYSES ALL CRY FOR THE SCREENING IN SCREENED BLOOD IS WHERE YOU SEE AIDS MALARIA CAN NEVER MANIPULATE THE GOOGLE OF THE DESK MILLIONS OF OYINBOS (ENGLISH) YOU HAVE EMPLOYED TO PROUNCE THE AIDS...

Mais uma Mera Notícia de Jornal (Opinions) 8-09-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
É mais uma mera notícia de jornal. Creio e vejo que a maioria das pessoas tratam este fato com certo desprezo; seria a violência mais uma fase do nosso cotidiano? Sim, bem que se sabe o quanto omitimos as informações contidas em um jornal, e...

Make a comeback (Poetry) 13-10-2009
by Sumukhi
We all grow up with big, big dreams Not knowing really what they mean They get lost on the way somewhere Always thinking, one day we will get there A thousand opportunities come our way Its all in the mind, is what some say All we have to...

Making choices – perspective as young kenyan (Opinions) 18-10-2007
by Gachara Irura
Some Kenyans believe that you can never get anything done for you especially in public institutions if you do not know someone who works there… And if you do not know someone who works there, you need to know someone who knows someone who works...

Making Conflict Productive (Short Story) 27-07-2005
by Ruth Garnes
Conflict is unavoidable. How we respond to it makes a difference in its outcome. Personally I had never before given a whole lot of thought to turning the table on my conflict. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing if we could all transform our battles...

Making the fire (Poetry) 9-06-2008
by Mohammed Ahmed-Shaibu
All set and ready for a fun evening, Friends playing in, trying out things together, We all sat round the fire and expressed issues we'd longed to discuss. Do you know how loving it is to share memories with friends, just hanging out on a...

Male Circumcision And HIV: a Necessary Evil Or a Red Herring? (Opinions) 31-03-2007
by Norma
I come from Western Kenya, which is populated mainly by the Luhya group of Bantu. These people circumcise their male children. Most of them, like the Tiriki and Bukhusu (sub-tribes within the Luhya) hold very elaborate circumcision ceremonies...

Mama (Poetry) 20-04-2008
by david mbitu
The wind flaps as she knits a coat. On a cold evening, whistling; me, a toddler, tagging her. Every stitch bound with great love, to cover me. Through stormy nights her heart never changed. She carried me for nine heavy months, And wiped...

Mama Africa (Poetry) 6-04-2007
by CHINYERE NWOSU
MAMA AFRICA Mama, why do you weep so? Your heart is filled with sorrow; Unbearable? Unquenchable?! Mama i see your pains As evil reigns All around you And nothing you can do. My child i am raped...

Man and His Situation (Opinions) 30-12-2002
by Otiotio Ejiro
Every morning when I wake, I take my bath before leaving the house.I have two flatmates who only take thier baths twice a week.Having grown up is coutnry of minimum 23 degrees,subzeros degrees seem like living hell for me.But this does not bother...

Man of Service, Man of Worth (Opinions) 31-12-2002
by Amie Marie R. Flores
"Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living." -- Albert Einstein Princess Diana once lived a life every girl could wish for. What more could one ever dream of but to live in a palace surrounded by servants, to wear exquisite...

Man's mind (Poetry) 5-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
This is not but an image caught at the shore Man's Mind is as the Sea In that both have throbbing beings within What the tides cast to shores marks the difference

Man-a-Toptree (Poetry) 22-07-2007
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
The man-a- treetop was a man of great substance and sensibility. Substance and sensibility? You bet! You bet! …remember to start worrying about the man-a-treetop when his roots are up... Know what, son? Don’t pressure my man-a-treetop...

Manifiesto Revolucionario; El movimiento violento. (Opinions) 20-06-2007
by Caleb Ordoñez Talavera
Los disparos y la sangre corrieron ese día por los salones de clase, todo el mundo fue conmocionado. Doce vidas fueron arrancadas, El 20 de abril de 1999, Eric Harris, de 18 anos de edad, y Dylan Klebold, de 17, recorrieron la escuela preparatoria...

Manila (Opinions) 11-06-2004
by LLOYD ABRIA LUNA
Miguel López de Legazpi, the Spanish conqueror of the Philippines, founded Manila as a fortified colony in 1571, after defeating the forces of the Muslim ruler Rajah Soliman. In 1601 a seminary for nobles, the first educational institution in the...

Manu Chao en Buenos Aires (Short Story) 28-11-2005
by Julián Pablo Sinesi
Todo empezó con una fila de dos cuadras para entrar al campo. Dicho sea de paso, se calcularon unas 15.000 personas en el estadio de All Boys. Cuando entramos estaban hablando los chicos de La Luciérnaga (una revista de la ciudad de Córdoba, como...

Many Lives... (Opinions) 25-09-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
Many stories on our lips We are endangered to tell them The tales that can make us As well can mar our destiny Loins have risen to the top Devouring every animal with his strength Ours became a no bright future generation Whose...

Mariya Deeva 15-20, Omsk (Opinions) 17-11-2004
by irene melchner
Что я хочу рассказать миру о России. Сначала я хочу рассказать миру о «мире». «Мир» в русском языке -понятие многозначное. Это и все человечество, это и отсутствие войны. Но еще сто лет назад широко употребляемый смысл этого слова был -...

Marriage in Adibo (Short Story) 9-09-2010
by Wahab ibn Hassan
The night was impenetrably dark when we all sat on our town’s playground in the shape of a half moon, facing our grandfather –Napari. He was the eldest surviving member of the clan. The log fire was blazing in the midst of us. We were about a...

Married women at risk (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
Marriage may be putting Sub-Saharan Africa’s women in a risky situation when it comes to HIV/AIDS, challenging perceptions about what is sacred, what is “safe” and what should be constituting prevention methods. What makes marriage dangerous...

Marrocos hospeda II Congresso Mundial da Juventude (Opinions) 3-02-2004
by Luciana Arfelli
No mês de agosto de 2003, Marrocos hospedou o II Congresso Mundial da Juventude, que reuniu aproximadamente mil jovens, entre 15 e 25 anos, representando mais de 140 países. Mais do que apenas discutir clichês, o Congresso foi uma oportunidade...

Masculinidad desde la Perspectiva de Varones Jóvenes (Opinions) 8-05-2005
by Ariel Gonzalez Galeano
Por Ariel González y Fernando Carcache No se pretende generar constructos teóricos nuevos ni causar polémica alguna; simplemente, agregar a la agenda de trabajo de los derechos sexuales y reproductivos mayor énfasis en masculinidades positivas...

Masterpiece Wisdom #001 (Opinions) 14-12-2007
by matthew njemanze
"Wisdom is the principle thing" The bestselling book of all time as the scripture records. This could basically be because of its vital role in successful leadership. Many scholars have tried to define wisdom as "the right application of the...

MDG Daniel (Opinions) 16-10-2006
by Madelaine
Don’t you know, talking about a revolution (sounds like a whisper) Poor people going rise up, and get their share Poor people going rise up, and take what’s theirs Don’t you know you better run run run run run run run run All of a sudden you...

Me and You (Poetry) 24-07-2007
by CHINYERE NWOSU
Why do we quarrel so Why the fighting, jealousy and strife Are we not one Are we not complementing parts When you look at me from right When i look at you from left Do we not see ourselves...

Meditation - a filtering mechanism for human body & mind (Opinions) 18-02-2003
by Deepu.S
According to the scientific research on meditation, this gives very significant improvements in concentration, memory, IQ, relaxation, self control and confidence etc. Before you knows the advantages of meditation first we has...

Meet Noel Ortiz (Interviews) 4-10-2009
by Romina Oliverio
Noel joined NABUUR almost three years ago. Since he first became involved, he has supported various online projects, including facilitating a project in Uganda working to set up a vocational training centre for youth in the community. Below Noel...

Meet Vikram Sainadh (Interviews) 5-10-2009
by Romina Oliverio
Vikram is a Toronto-based volunteer who joined NABUUR in 2007. Dedicating his time to various online projects, including taking on a project management role, he shares below his take on online volunteering and his experiences so far. "Apart...

Meet: Amanda (Interviews) 30-09-2009
by Chiara Camponeschi
Amanda is a young volunteer from Brazil with a passion for making connections and making a difference. She has been a member of the TakingITGlobal community since 2007 and you can read more about her here 1. Can you tell us a bit about...

Meet: Debashree (Interviews) 30-09-2009
by Chiara Camponeschi
Debashree describes herself as a " whimsical nomad, set off to revolutionize the earth." She has a passion for social change and is an indefatigable promoter of Bengali language and culture on TakingITGlobal. Bengali is one of the languages that...

Meet: Mariel (Interviews) 30-09-2009
by Chiara Camponeschi
Mariel is a TakingITGlobal volunteer whose passion and enthusiasm are truly contagious! She was a volunteer Community Animator for TIG's Youth Media Exchange platform (www.ymex.org) and is now involved with our Spanish team! Get to know Mariel...

Meet: Teresa (Interviews) 30-09-2009
by Chiara Camponeschi
Teresa was, until recently, TakingITGlobal's Chinese Language & Engagement Coordinator. I had the pleasure of working with her over the past six months and getting to know her and the team a little better. You can get to know her, too, by...

Meeting (Poetry) 12-03-2008
by Remisson Aniceto
In "Bar and Cafe Person" found Fernando. He drank a mug of porcelain, reading "The Corvo." Sit me in a chair beside the table, noting its size thin, unconnected to everything around. Alone, the world and the thought was only him. About...

Melancholy II (Poetry) 12-08-2008
by Amodu O. Razaq
At the dawn of early morn As soon as she was born, Above the sky the sun shone To bid her welcome into the world all alone. Some time afore the midday, The sun never hid and it bade her come. She said no for her soul never wanted to go...

Memories Ever Always (Poetry) 27-04-2007
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
It wasn't the time that gave the meaning, Even in the deep of all that the world Had to offer; It wasn't so much of the fun times either It was, yes, it was those little things You did in those sparked moments To the world, they had no...

Memories of Past Summer Days (Short Story) 1-05-2003
by Jarra McGrath
HIGH SCHOOL CREATIVE. (1998 - 1999) --- ...And he would wake, his memories of past summer days, liquid dreams still tethered to the solid darkness of sleep. The light would ease him from the dreary depths, towards the pervasive cloud of...

MEN NOW DANCE (Poetry) 13-10-2011
by chinedu ichu
Bonfire of the vanities A slight onto God Regardless of its rich flowing regalia Coated with dubious paraphernalia Beneath lies a grim reminder of an age forever lost Humans!!! Devious, treacherous ungrateful servants Always wanting...

Merci Mesdames... (Opinions) 19-12-2005
by Mouyaga Lilian Gervil
La femme à l'honneur... L'expérience a prouvé que la femme, mis à part la mythique inconséquente de Eve ou de l'épouse de Lot, a toujours soupesé ses actes avant de les poser. Beaucoup plus portée à la réconciliation que l'homme, et ce en...

Mercosur, más allá de la integración económica (Opinions) 12-12-2008
by Stephanie Vanessa Donoso Ramírez
Durante el 2007 se nos invitó como GEO Juvenil Chile a ser parte de un nuevo desafío, una nueva evaluación ambiental juvenil bajo el alero de PNUMA, pero esta vez abarcando un ámbito geográfico mucho más amplio, me refiero al MERCOSUR. Debo...

Metaphysics (Poetry) 13-07-2006
by Janda
A missed call Faced the traffic blocked Both of us couldnt connect A wavelength manifestation with pseudo connectivity my words blamed an eternal miserabilty words are in fact abstractions of a Divine Simplicity!!! iatjanda- 13th july,...

Mi experiencia en Cambodia (Short Story) 23-02-2006
by Nadia Ramos Serrano
SUOSEDAY CAMBODIA ¡¡ Kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah El abrir un email es motivo de alegría, no hago mas que llorar riendo, porque recibo la confirmación de que he sido seleccionada para participar en el Programa de Intercambio de jóvenes líderes...

Migrants as heroes of development (Opinions) 21-12-2007
by Michael Boampong
December 18th has been recognized by the international community as International Migrants’ Day. In some countries, this day is used to pay tribute to the contributions of migrants to the development of their host countries and to their countries...

Migration: the New Storytelling? (Opinions) 16-01-2007
by Wilson
You and I have heard that not long ago our ancestors used to gather around the fire pit every night and listen to the elders tell stories, most of which were fascinating for they brought always amazing adventures lived by people like us, sometimes...

Mind (Poetry) 16-03-2006
by Linda Adzanku
All these things Running through my mind. I'd like to stop and think But the path I cannot find. How long can I wait? Its hard to keep the faith. Life is a heavy weight That alone, I cannot bear. A little boost, the answer's clear, A...

Mine (Opinions) 24-07-2002
by ana g
Some days, I sit on my bed, trapped, captive of my own inadequacy, my hysteria a rising panicky whimper that I long to banish: a characteristically feminine weakness. I am a loser; a reject in a world that fears rejection. The acid in my...

misplaced (Poetry) 23-05-2006
by Christina Chan
She held her focus on the tip of the cigarette where it touched the flame from my lighter timidly she took a step back into the darkness behind her, "Thank you, sir." and with a smile I replied, you're welcome then her face lifted with...

Miss Afghanistan 1972 – the country’s first and last beauty queen (Interviews) 9-09-2008
by Wajid Baysudee
How did you become Miss Afghanistan 1972? Miss Afghanistan at that time was something very symbolic. It was basically a tool to encourage young girls to participate in society. This force of encouragement enables girls to be active in a simple...

Miss Confusion (Short Story) 14-07-2005
by Priyank Nandan
“Hello! Are you an Indian?” “Yes,” she said, “but my family is settled in America for the past 8 years.” “OIC, so what are you doing at the Vienna airport?” “Well, I am going back to India to visit my naanijee(maternal grandmother) in Delhi and...

Mistakes of love (Poetry) 18-02-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
Don't dwell on the moments of mistakes- except to learn. Don't try and undo the bad breaks, no more your concern. Make up each day with the minutes you have, and give your time to those who have not. Look around and take a look at what you got....

MMPR Denying Patients Freedom To Grow Medicine (Opinions) 10-03-2013
by Des
MMPR info: Proposed Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations Government Objectives- Treat marijuana as much as possible like a medication Authorize 3 key activities 1. The possession of Marijuana for medical purposes by...

Mobile phones in the wrong hands (Opinions) 8-02-2009
by manuel ryan ricohermoso
During prehistoric times, our ancestors communicated by etching on cave walls or mimicking animal sounds, but due to the creative minds and heroic effort of our patriotic scientists, helpful gadgets have been developed for the betterment of...

Mobile Warriors: Costa Rican Youth, Mobile Phones and Social Change (Opinions) 12-02-2009
by Lisa Campbell
Lisa Campbell is participating in the TakingITMobile Working Group, a project involving TIG members who are interested in mobile communications. Read more about the project and join it here . Photo credit to Anna Kydd. The photo is from a...

Mock Conference in Ota: Re-discovering Nigeria by Destroying Dangerous Myths (Opinions) 21-03-2005
by Omo'ba
I am perhaps one of the very few Nigerians that can claim to have a very good insight, into what on-going deliberations at the recently constituted National Political Reform Conference in Abuja will look like. This contention is informed by what I...

Modern American Haiku # 1 (Poetry) 5-03-2008
by corpcharlie
Charged voids -- Consummate Fill with joy

moi feuil (Poetry) 12-03-2009
by jude mesidor
Port-au-Prince en 1973 je suis connu surtout comme étant le scénariste et le réalisateur du premier Roman Photo haïtien en série. Auteur de : Tim-Tim, A toute épreuve : (poésie) Sur les ailes de notre amour : (Roman photo) Sucre en or :...

Moments! (Poetry) 11-07-2008
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
I remember. When I wake up in the morning, before I go out for the day, I remember. I remember her that makes me remember those lost glorious moments. As the sun climbs to the top of mount Everest, I remember. I remember the rose...

Money: Why waste it? (Opinions) 16-03-2007
by Zach K
Spend it on things that MATTER to the world! ----------------------------------------------------- 28, 000 children die each day from poverty-related causes¹. We have a chance to wipe out this and similar statistics, but why aren’t we taking...

Mother (Poetry) 6-05-2008
by nambi jane
Mother, Mother, Mother What kind of gift will I ever give you? My heart, my soul, my body? What gift do you deserve? You deserve all the things I have. Mother, Mother, Mother What kind of gift do you deserve? For nine...

Mother Nature (Poetry) 30-09-2008
by Tess
Frozen in time... When civilization went to sleep, Under the earth– Unknown is their history... How one man lived his life, Until nature took it in fury. One hundred years or so? No one knew Until a guiding light came in. We found...

Mother's song (Poetry) 29-04-2008
by Samuel-Malachi Odekunle
Sleep well my child The night draws nigh The midnight fear Shall harm you not Lay well upon me My shadow protects you Sleep well my child The morrow comes The wake of the sun Brings unwritten tales Lay well upon me My mountains surround...

Moving Beyond Pity (Opinions) 31-01-2006
by R Kahendi
I am uncomfortable with the fact that society teaches us to pity those who we believe to be less fortunate than we are rather than to empathize with them. Pity implies an imagined sense of superiority over the other, so that we end up looking at...

Mr Mistake (Poetry) 15-11-2009
by sharon
Why do you have to hurt so, burn so and shame so? Is it because you are here to teach a lesson? Your existence is through our making And good to say, one has learnt once you have been made. You are like a revolving axis going around and...

Mrs Rose (Short Story) 15-02-2008
by PRINCE C.J. BENJAMIN
MRS ROSE There was a woman called Mrs Rose in a small town called “Enyi” In this small town, is a church, and Mrs Rose happened to the richest Person in that church and also the eyes with...

Mujeres en América Latina: ¿Cambio de visión o juego político? (Opinions) 22-03-2006
by Andrea Durán Sánchez
“Detrás de un gran hombre, siempre hay una gran mujer” es la frase usada para referirse a la condición de muchos grandes hombres en la historia, como por ejemplo para el Libertador, Simón Bolívar, y su tan adorada mano derecha Manuela Sáenz....

Music Piracy (Opinions) 31-07-2003
by onyinye
The problem of music piracy has been of interest to me since I came across it in my Social Informatics class at the University. I have to admit that I have been watching with amusement the war of words raging between the music industry and the...

Muslims and Copts (Opinions) 23-09-2003
by Ayman El Hakea
An “Egyptian” young man nicknamed coptic2001, has forwarded to me an E-mail message saying that on a special website, there is a web-page in which Islam is shown on his “Bad real face”, he said that it is a response against Muslims “Because they...

MY AFRICA (Poetry) 11-08-2007
by John kariem sila
My Africa I am just a simple messenger Of kingdom of dream Carrying message from lord H-o-p-e To sir F-r-e-e-d-o-m! The crown table Of the dream people Demand justice To the earth lands Of workers, From hope to freedom...

My Africa (Poetry) 11-07-2008
by JESUTOFUNMI JESUGBAMILA. ADEDAMOLA
Africa, oh Africa, Our profound civilization. Where did it go? Has it been eaten up Alongside colonialism, Or was it butchered Right from the slave trade days? Our civilization was arrested, Our culture was frozen, Our self esteem...

My Being (Poetry) 19-12-2007
by annaise kabbatende
It's the mystery of my being that captivates me, The flesh and blood I call a name, The depth and strength of this being that never ceases to amaze me. It could be the simplicity of this being that confuses me, The intrigue it holds for all...

My beloved country (Short Story) 24-04-2008
by Mercy Adhiambo Orengo
The candle that was burning in the otherwise dark room cast an eerie shadow of us, huddled in the corner of the room. I moved closer to the woman who was seated next to me to protect myself from the impact of the night’s cold. None of us spoke. We...

My best clothing (Poetry) 19-04-2008
by Osamuyi Okpame
It is nature’s clothing It is free, and free indeed! Not given by social status But as a gift It is the best cloth I have ever worn And it stays with me till the end of time Only people of this world Call it whatever they like They...

My Chronicle (Poetry) 17-02-2011
by TEMIDAYO OLUWAFEMI GREATS
I look at my hand I see nothing Except my palm With some divine characters It's my chronicle Therein I'm indeed written My past I've read enough My present l now read Yet, I can't read beyond The wall of today Brothers I call,...

My contribution towards the prevention of violence against women (Opinions) 15-08-2006
by Michael Boampong
Violence against women is defined as any act of gender-based nature which results in or is likely to result in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women. It entails instances like threats, coercion,rape,mutilation or arbitrary...

My countryhome (Poetry) 15-02-2008
by Prince Ihemegbulam
Oh! sweet mother,fatherland. Thou my lovely mother sweet. sweet among apples and berries. Serene like the young child in my hand. Caress us your children that we may laugh. Let your seasoning meal nourish our body. Bring gladness to our...

My day (Poetry) 23-11-2009
by David
Good morning to you all It's three a.m already Something to eat? Do you care for tea? Any left over, yesterday No, manage till you come Yaba, yaba enter with your change Oh no-o! My cloth is torn Your cushion chair is the cause Get down...

My Decision (Poetry) 19-05-2009
by Adebayo Waidi Gbenro
I stood on the threshold of time. My horizon just ahead. Knowing that many had made this journey before. Many had passed this way before, many are making the same journey, and history has had no room for them. Then, how do I journey well?...

My fallen mentor (Poetry) 4-10-2007
by Derek FUTAIASI
(To late JM Ramoni for being a mentor and Hubert Fugui for the inspiration to write this piece). A little while, Since the blackest day: The day you departed, My world was dark: It fell apart. Life was a canoe in a storm, Accepting your...

My first trip to Pakistan (Short Story) 8-07-2008
by Anum Khan
My first visit to Pakistan (May-June 2008) As I scramble to get ready for my sister’s friends’ wedding ceremony, the lights go out. “Shoot, I only put on mascara on one of my eyelids.” I carefully search for my cell phone as it can offer me...

My Foremost Taste of that Bittersweet Sensation (Short Story) 3-03-2008
by Jay-R Patron
I tried in vain to escape embarrassment but she was persistent; too persistent in fact that she ran after me to the men's toilet. She had been asking me about it almost to a badger. For many weeks I had been successful in evading her seeming...

My God (Poetry) 1-12-2007
by Katie Williams
My God is with me every second He heals me when I am hurt I know He feels sorrow and sympathy When my dreams fall and hit the dirt He made me who I was He made me who I am He is both strong and gentle Both Lion and Lamb People tell me...

My Hands Will Attend (Opinions) 10-06-2002
by Andrew Benson Greene Jr
I stretched my hands to you My hearts with you too In self-less service and sacrifice I can do all that is wise My energy goes to those afflicted with lethargy In mind, body and soul. For those who treat others with allergy...

My heart is telling you... (Poetry) 5-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
My heart is telling you How much I wish you My life is yours My soul is yours My heart is yours Dreams are dreams Flames not to dust end Lovers are never strangers The face is the mirror For daily renewal, love Would...

My Homeland – A Forgotten Agenda (Poetry) 16-04-2007
by Derek FUTAIASI
My homeland, My blood, My destiny, My history, My life. Yesterday in my dreams I saw you, Though you stand tall and high With vast beauty and riches Blessed with unique cultural diversities From North to South, East to West, I...

My life (Poetry) 3-01-2008
by veena singh
I was born into this world To be the dream, the change I was born into this world But now I am your slave I was born into this world To fend for myself and my brothers I was born into this world Yet I became your lover I was born into...

My life (Poetry) 27-10-2008
by Ryno Julio Platt
I sit and think about the situations that I'm facing, So many hearts breaking, people hating & faking. I see my people dropping, called away from above, It seems there ain’t no stopping, my world needs love. I feel the pressure like a...

My light! (Poetry) 12-10-2007
by Leo
Do you believe? No! Do you believe? No! My life is closed to god Not just the God - the god I say the GOD! My universal light (my light!) I say my light (my light!) Closed my books, closed my mind, Opened my heart - I saw it! (I did!)...

My love! (Poetry) 7-09-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
To my Wife and "Family {EVERYONE!}" Don't dwell on the moment of mistakes, except to learn. Don't try and undo the bad breaks, it's no more your concern. Make up each day with the minute you have, and give it to those who do not. It only...

My mama (Poetry) 23-09-2007
by dilim ogbuagu
The cock crows at the break of dawn the boy clings nearer to her. her eyes open with her mind her heart with her responsibilities her gender defines her love. i cling unto my mama cos she is my spine the ship that would carry me...

My masculine tangerine (Poetry) 1-03-2008
by Affiah Odhiambo
You walk into the office as you do every morning, The hypnotizing fragrance of your cologne excites the air, My eyes secretly follow your exquisite steps, You reach for your seat, I negotiate with my heat. Now you’re looking at me, I’m...

My Mother (Poetry) 6-10-2008
by Sumukhi
You are my Mother, You are my friend You will be with me forever, you are God Sent I hope I make you proud Like how you make your Mother proud I will always be there beside you To take care of you, to talk to you, to love you You teach...

My Poem for You (Poetry) 21-09-2003
by Billy Bob
I was sitting here thinking, Of the words I want to say. But they just wouldn’t come out right, So I found a different way. I got a piece of paper, And I wrote this poem for you, But there’s no way to thank you For everything you do....

My Prayer to You! (Poetry) 5-07-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
If there's one thing we all can share It's song and wish and loving prayer. A prayer in which we all believe, A prayer of which all can conceive. I'd like to think of this as a prayer. Wish you were here, and I was there. To exchange vows...

My Prayers (Poetry) 29-10-2005
by Samori Sombel Sy
Pray one day someone with good ears Tells me I heard your poem from upstairs I pray the way my life is sinking would stop Pray that writing will help me get to the top I pray that war will not come my way again Pray that peace stays by...

My Renaissance (Poetry) 19-03-2012
by Ikram Ullah
I lived like thou, a life, but no quarry a soul so freakish And a body so dormant A Boy Wild about Wild, Dead of ambitions, With no thought of Life Thee called me Yokul. Was insensitive to incidents around, took no cognizance of...

My Rose of National Pride (Poetry) 12-08-2004
by jeremy chaila
My love you’re like a rose to me, an ever blooming flower The brilliance of your blood-red love produces your fine colour In snow or rain or sunny bliss greet my lips with a stunning kiss The light that shines so bright from within you, is like...

My Seeds, My Life (Poetry) 29-04-2008
by Samuel-Malachi Odekunle
My Seeds You are my life You are my all I dwell in the comfort of your happiness Your joy Is my bridge Over life’s adversities My Seeds You are my life Rest in my bosom For I am your throne And I am your Foot stool For you I sacrifice...

My Trip to Saigon (Opinions) 16-03-2006
by wahooe
PEARL OF THE ORIENT Saigon is a rather new city. In the 15th century there was not much more than swamps here; in the 17th century a small town was formed. At the end of that century a local government was formed. Due to its strategic location,...

My trip to USA (Short Story) 2-11-2006
by Shakti Ghimire
I have visited United State of America to attend an international conference in 2005. It’s all about my round trip experience and activities as well as some understanding of New York City and their people’s life. I felt apprehensive before...

My Trouble With Bilingualism (Opinions) 16-05-2011
by Mary
I tend to see language as a bonding force. Kind of like when hydrogen bonds with carbon and all that chemistry stuff. I deeply appreciate the fact that I have known English all my life. If I had not, American education would have been a nightmare...

My walk, my talk (Poetry) 6-07-2008
by Ryno Julio Platt
Every day and every night I proceed on this journey called life, Trying to keep clear my sight in the midst of my internal strife. At the break of dawn I'm marching on, in search of a brighter light, Trying not to play it wrong, trying to stay...

My wife, my life (Poetry) 23-04-2008
by Affiah Odhiambo
My heart is speeding as I lay here tonight, Feeding on your hold so softly tight. As you’re teasing me with your enchanting sight, Pleasing you remains my insatiable delight. Honey you kiss so sweetly makes me wanna fly. No, money this...

My Words on Love. (Opinions) 10-04-2007
by Racquel Nixon
I was reading some of the TIGblogs, and I came across this young girl's blog (for privacy purposes, her identity will remain anonymous) She wrote about how she was in love with someone she met online. She wrote about how she told him she loved him...

Mzee Kombo (Poetry) 27-01-2006
by lucy wagereka
Mzee Kombo Old Mzee Kombo sitting in the sun Remembering, narrating stories of his youth To his children's children ninety nine of them Eleven wives he married Each after every harvest Some were short, others were tall But none...

Na linha - poema em homenagem às fés brasileiras (Poetry) 29-09-2010
by Julia Nader Dietrich
Como o tema deste mês são as tradições de nossas variadas culturas, deixo aqui um poema que escrevi como agradecimento a todas as fés bem brasileiras, que congregam o sincretismo da África com as crenças indígenas e dos milhões de imigrantes...

Naivasha: A Small town In Its Own (Short Story) 7-05-2003
by maryanne
It was a cold Friday as a few of us drove into Naivasha town, in Kenya, one early Friday morning. A small town in its own is how it appeared to be. It was eleven o’ clock and many people were bursting with life as they went about their day-to-day...

Namibian in Europe (Short Story) 17-04-2007
by Lize-Leandra Ehlers
I Lize-Leandra Ann Kubersky, solemnly swear to cherish the sunshine that my home Namibia offers. Rainy days will come; unexpectedly we might even see hail, but no matter on which month of the calendar, the sun will always surface. I just returned...

Nature or Nurture: The Controversial Dilemma of Homosexuality (Opinions) 4-08-2008
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
In my naivety as a teenage boy growing up in relatively conservative Nigeria, I was of the view (which was consistent with popular opinion then) that all boys and girls, irrespective of social status and religious affiliation, typically grew up...

Navidad, dulce Navidad (Opinions) 27-12-2005
by María Laura Caraballo
Que la navidad ya no es concebida dentro del marco espiritual o de la fantasía está a la vista. Para algunos la madrugada del 25 de diciembre celebra la llegada al mundo del hijo de Dios, para otros la entrada invisible de Papá Noel - versión...

Ne gardez pas votre langue dans votre poche! (Opinions) 3-06-2004
by Keyvan Sayar
Quand j’étais petit, la maîtresse nous disait toujours qu’il fallait apprendre l’anglais, comme ça quand on deviendrait grands on pourrait voyager et découvrir le monde. C’est vrai qu’aujourd’hui cette langue est devenue ce que le latin était il...

Ne renoncez jamais, vous êtes un trésor! (Opinions) 24-08-2008
by Safa Mahjoub
« Les plus belles journées sont celles qui nous restent à vivre. » Yvon Boilard « Ce n’est pas parce que les choses sont difficiles que nous n’osons pas les faire, c’est parce que nous n’osons pas les faire qu’elles sont difficiles. » Sénéque...

Needless Controversies Surrounding the Yuletide Season (Opinions) 25-02-2004
by Enefe,
The yuletide season has a very straight forward definition, although there has been so many stories put forward regarding the season. Christmas, according to the international edition of the Webster’s Dictionary, is simply the annual festival...

Neighborhood Parades to Promote the Peace (Opinions) 26-01-2003
by Douglas Calvin
Destiny’s Essence is the Many Colored Drum Beat By Robin Chen Delos, Age 18, 2002 Peace in the town Peace in the world No more fighting No more bombing Please don’t bomb no more Peace Peace Peace Peace in the town And all the way...

Nepal: Country where the blood is flowing (Opinions) 9-08-2005
by Shakti Ghimire
Every day is the same, I wake up to feel a fresh day with new hopes and aspirations but as I read the morning newspaper and listen the radio a chill goes through my spine. Today, a military Colonel was shot dead in my town. This is crazy, why...

Never again (Poetry) 12-07-2008
by Ritchie Felix
Never again will I sell out to corruption. You have destroyed everything about life; You give me sour wine in the morning; You have made a useless species of my time. Never again will I welcome you into my abode; Never again will I keep a...

Never poor (Poetry) 15-03-2010
by Arunmozhi
It's what they say When you are next to nay You are poor, But they have lost you. It's what what they say When you have got nothing to sway You are poor, But they have not seen your heart. It's what they say When you stand amidst the...

New Trends in Design & Comfortable Living (Short Story) 8-07-2003
by Lise Richards
For the past several years I have seen the emergence of a new trend called ‘Lifestyling’. Lifestyling encompasses many elements on gracious living, extravagant and memorable entertaining, architecture, home design, and tips on where to live...

New Year's Celebrations in Egypt (Opinions) 25-11-2003
by Yara Kassem
The New Year's celebrations are considered one of the most important characteristics of each culture, as it has a different aspect in every region and a different taste in every country. It actually reflects a big part of our cultural traditions,...

Ni muy muy ni tan tan. (Short Story) 23-11-2007
by Laura Müller
RULETA URBANA Ni muy muy ni tan tan. Septiembre 2001: Mi avión partía el día 14 de septiembre, cancelaron el vuelo después del atentado a las torres gemelas y movieron mi vuelo para el día 17, salía de El Paso, Texas rumbo a Atlanta, el...

Nigeria is 47 (Poetry) 25-09-2007
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
Another year has been added again. In vain we might have tolled in pain we must have made mistakes and soiled the national cake. That was then we would say, for we are better than we were yesterday. We can proudly say today is indeed a...

Nigeria Today at the Wake (Poetry) 29-05-2008
by Henry Ekwuruke
Celebrating the heart of Africa, I danced naked at the stadium With the knowledge that I would never appreciate Lots of love for my heritage. I understood the popular songs That children sang in the days When women witnessed the taboos-...

Nigerians: Explorers of New Frontiers (Opinions) 10-12-2006
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
Nigeria may not have the best reputation in the International community because of the fragility of our socio-economic and political structure resulting in instability in many facets of our national life. But as a proud Nigerian who has travelled...

Nightmare of a survivor (Poetry) 6-06-2007
by Abayomi Rotimi Mighty
I heard the great sound with my ears Greatly scary, mightily fearful Then I heard shouts, cries, wailings and sporadic Gunshots And I ran for my life…. Then I saw you near my house You killed some few girls with machete Then you spotted...

No buts (Poetry) 29-07-2008
by Michael-Donovan Ezeilo
In an era of procrastination, irresponsibility and absolution of blame There comes a time when it all has to end. Some may call it weakness, (hopeless) surrender; Wisdom calls it courage to raise your hand and say, that’s it, and no excuses....

No Confrontation Please (Opinions) 29-06-2003
by k
No Confrontation Please -Kamala Sarup Will or won’t political parties agree to rebels’ demands? Had Nepalese politicians realized that they are taking the wrong path? Are corrupt elected politicians were doing little to serve the people...

No me malentiendas... (Poetry) 9-05-2006
by Leonardo Ignacio Ledesma
Puedo escribir los versos que quiera. Sé que podría. Puedo pensar en realizar historias y escribirlas para hacerlas inicios de otras vidas. Puedo creer que soy invulnerable. Que hay heridas que afectan a otros que no llegan, que no...

No more war tomorrow (Opinions) 11-09-2005
by vincent
Is this really me writing? I have been holding this pen since morning; could this Ink be of the blood of my brothers and sisters in Northern Uganda, Iraq, or Indonesia? Someone please help me, I think that I am writing another book after...

No tan distintos (Opinions) 28-05-2006
by Julián Profeta
Durante mediados del siglo XIX y comienzos del XX, se desarrolló un proceso inmigratorio muy importante para el país y su posterior desarrollo. Por esos tiempos la Argentina necesitaba de mano de obra, en especial en el campo, para poder expandir...

no thing (Poetry) 5-12-2007
by ghaz
the human brain is so interesting, so i sew myself in with eternal strings; the progress of nature resulted to hu man, the progress of life was left in the two hands; interesting enough i make my own plans, to make it far enough i hold a...

No to racism (Poetry) 30-11-2007
by Shepherd Nyamhuno
You say you see no color. I say you're full of it!* I hope when you look at me you see black a little bit, for when you say you see me how can that really be when part of who I am is my ethnicity? I like my hair, my skin tone,...

Noch ein Tod (Poetry) 23-09-2006
by Sisch
Noch ein Tod. Es fehlt etwas, alles ist nur bloße Form. Nur noch Leere Dort, wo ich Gefühle einst verbarg. Habe ich das Bündel abgeworfen? Liegt es auf den asphaltierten Straßen? Ballast im Wettlauf mit der Zeit Der letzte Bruch im...

Nostalgia (Poetry) 7-01-2009
by Ivan Sanes
Podría escribirte los versos más tristes Versos llenos de grises y dolor Aquellos que con solo tocarlos Temblaría tu cuerpo y mientras lloras Poder acariciar tu rostro En un infinito te quiero Somos almas gemelas Las que un día se...

Nothing matters (Poetry) 3-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
Murder the mind of mine became but the grey heart undertook the revenge. Last night, I had a horrible dream that uprooted my feelings and made the tears of my heart flood. I saw the feelings of mine pour in disorderly fashion from the...

Nova Era (Poetry) 15-01-2008
by Remisson Aniceto
Homenagem à minha cidade natal, no Vale do Aço. Minha cidade é limpa, é verde amarela azul e branca. Minha cidade é pequenina e tem rio, tem lagoa, tem São José da Lagoa, tem vales e serras. Inda ontem fui lá e fiquei feliz:...

o my pen.... (Poetry) 30-09-2006
by hazem al jaber
Oh,my pen.... got out my notebook and hold my pen, which all what I have took a sip from my coffees` cup and looked to my notebooks confused been I am , my sweetheart what should to write and how to start my sadly story and from where...

Oasis no sació la sed de Rock & Roll (Opinions) 22-03-2006
by R
La banda inglesa se presentó el 10 de marzo en Buenos Aires frente a una multitud, con un show que dejó mucho que desear. La espera en el Club Argentino de Polo fue una extraña mezcla de sucesos. Oasis empezó su recital quince minutos después...

Obama-time (Poetry) 27-01-2009
by David Kapp
This is the end. He walks alone All by he-self On his way, out. This is the end. He walks alone, His imperial thoughts And policies with him. This is the end. Out with the pale grey, in with the darker shade of view. This is the...

Objectification (Poetry) 17-07-2007
by Tanya Campman
I am like the tree that stands alone in an open field, just waiting to be struck by lightning. But on a good day, can provide shade to the Earth underneath its branches but nothing else because who would want to convene under a tree in such an odd...

Obstacles (Poetry) 29-05-2008
by sharon
Obstacles will be there to spread their wings along life’s paths While temptation will tease you to the bone. There struggles your pride, to keep aloft its sometimes ugly head. But which do you prefer- A critic or to lose me instead? It’s a...

octobre 2007: Kinshasa en deuil (Short Story) 26-05-2008
by billy mangole
Nous sommes au cœur de l Afrique, en république démocratique du Congo. Ce pays grand à la taille d’un sous-continent a connu l’une des périodes la plus sombre de l’histoire africaine. Mais aujourd’hui, il est entrain d’écrire une autre page de...

Ode to Africa (Poetry) 12-12-2008
by EUCHARIA IGWe Nee-Chukwuma
Oh! Africa, oh! Sweet motherland Many that is known by most as one From Nigeria, S. Africa, Ghana, Liberia, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Congo, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Angola, Gabon, Sudan, Egypt, Niger, Ethiopia, Libya, Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon,...

Ode to Kenyan Vagrant (Poetry) 26-12-2006
by Aderemi Adegbite
Along suffocated streets, Briskly, I walked, Casting gazes on gigantic structures On earth-scape of my country's home: Nairobi, Kenya's capital state. Across silent streets I shambled, with subtle gazes On mountainous mansions;...

Ode to Maxine Hong Kingston (Poetry) 3-11-2006
by Iman Ng
Throughout the ages there have been many sages, all were famous for their contributions which deserve our utmost adulation's. Their ideas that prevail among us have been outlandishly audacious, from mutually-cognitive...

Oh! What a friend! (Poetry) 24-01-2008
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
Seasons come and go Fond memories are savored At periods of discouragement And low state Good and positive experiences always desired With no provision or expectation for the undesired Taught to accept positive experiences As God’s...

Oh, my mother! (Poetry) 29-10-2008
by kaboyo julius
I wonder why wired wickedness Wipes wildly our worthy culture? A kingdom where bulls mowed like calves, In zigzag ways, women’s waists wagged, Sending weak men wild with morality, Where men valued virtue and vanity Beyond beauty. Children...

Okrika Rising (Poetry) 20-10-2008
by Tamunobarabi Gogo Ibulubo
Strong dynamic city state. Strategic coastal plains Of peace and pride. People never colonized, Never enslaved across Evil trans Atlantic seas. Prestigious brave heroes, Dogged in optimism and powerful. Respected neighbors and...

OMC (Opinions) 14-12-2005
by FEUSSOM
La 6ème conférence ministérielle de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) se déroulera à HongKong du 13 au 18 décembre prochain. Cette conférence a pour objectif essentiel d’accélérer les processus de libéralisation des marchés dans de...

Omega Psi Phi (Poetry) 24-12-2007
by Tiffany Saxon
Highest ideals and intellect were born to three men named... Love Cooper And Coleman with the greatest respect. yet, these three men developed a legend that will last through all eternity. The legend as we know it is called... OMEGA PSI...

On and On (Poetry) 18-05-2006
by Elisa D.
My world extends only to the horizons I know that yours does too I feel like I am avoiding pain but there is nothing I can do Only in my mind can I see suffering Yet my heart feels no pain My television set can spur an image but to the...

On the Spot (Poetry) 30-12-2004
by christopher bernardo
ON THE SPOT Seeing you often Seeing you now I can only say So little somehow I shiver when Im with you Im dying without you Words seems never enough To tell how I feel for you But your eyes seems to tell That I should hold on Even...

One Blood One Body (Short Story) 11-04-2007
by Prince Charles Jiduwah
I was born to a man and woman I called Mama & Papa, They were also born to their own Mothers and fathers Who I called Grand Parents, Whom were also born by woman and man I got to know as my Great-Grand Parents. These births went on and on and...

One Evening in Recoleta (Short Story) 1-11-2005
by Jonathan Teel
One evening in October, after seeing a movie in the posh Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, I was approached by a young girl with her two friends in tow. In Recoleta, home to a cemetery for Argentina’s richest families and other uppity hot...

One people, one destiny (Poetry) 22-05-2007
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
We are one people webbed into one world With one hope, one dream That we may thrust afar In all that life may bring We are one people with one destiny. We are one people made in the image of God That we may live in peace And search for...

Open-brain surgery (Poetry) 27-02-2008
by Lynne Lessard
-I gave up. -What made you give up? -I felt cursed, and if you’re cursed, you’re cursed. There’s no getting rid of a curse, except in movies. -So you believe in curses, But not cures? -I was quite the pessimist. -You were?...

Opinions on America (Short Story) 8-06-2003
by Eric Tutu Kiarie
The Federal government will cut off government funding to any school that initiate prayers, or makes some religious studies mandatory to students especially those that mention God in public. This is the same country that in every public address...

Opposites Attract. (Opinions) 12-04-2007
by Rwax Qax
Opposites attract, but after marriage, opposites attack. Most of the time, we are attracted to people who don't have the things that we have. Incompatibility is why we get married, but it's also used as a reason to divorce. Incompatibility is...

Oral traditions: A view from Jamaica (Opinions) 15-08-2010
by Meeckel B Beecher
Picture, “Elgon Dance Troupe”, by Elgon Youth Brass Band Jamaican society, as we know it today, is reflective of an eclectic group of ancestors from around the world. What we now call Jamaican culture is a mixture of attributes of people...

Orígenes del Charango (Short Story) 22-03-2006
by Julián Pablo Sinesi
Decidí escribir esta nota porque, además de que estudio este instrumento, cuando lo escucho en el subte o en los colectivos, siento una vibración especial…,la vibración de la identidad. De lo nuestro postergado por cientos de años, pero con la...

Our Bubble (Poetry) 15-03-2010
by Mavis Akinyi
Is it a world in which terror is used as a cover to promote divisive policies amongst the youth? Is it a world in which the youth across continents have similarities in dress, ideals, thoughts and dreams? A world in which nationalism and...

Our Culture, Our way (Poetry) 29-03-2008
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
Our culture is our way, our lives! It has shaped and molded us In ways that are different The difference that sometimes separates us The difference that sometimes hinders, sometimes prospers. Our culture is our way, our way of life It makes...

Our Fellow Creatures (Opinions) 27-10-2002
by Andy Carloff
Our Fellow Creatures By Punkerslut It is the notion of our time that non-human animals exist for the advancement of the human species. In whatever field -- cookery, fashion, blood-sports -- it is held that we can only be concerned with...

Our hearts must speak! (Poetry) 29-06-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
Take each day as it may be the last. Make for a new future, but do not forget the past. We must stop all aggression with all passion inside. We must teach our own leaders how they must abide! We must all take a stand with all the Love in our...

Our Humanity (Opinions) 17-03-2010
by Mark Jasper
We are but a part of a global family. We are but merely pawns in the game of life, all of us. We are human. Our humanity, some may say, is the only thing that binds every individual in this planet to a singular union. Yet, it is quite apparent...

Our Kitchen Thoughts (Poetry) 19-09-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
Speakers whose mouth refuse to speak Riding in the land the gods cursed Cutting our mistakes to live short Inside the triangle that cuts corners Read the laws for our understanding Move out movements to unfold facts Our destinies have been...

Our legacy of hope (Poetry) 20-01-2009
by Rare breed
No longer held back By the excuse Of the color of our skin No more need to heed The doubt Now we can refute Internalized inferiority Lying Within No longer can we be Fatalistic about our future Now we have tangible proof That...

Our Personal Use Of Social Networking (Opinions) 18-11-2007
by Larry Ron Kali
The majority of people who use the Internet today are looking for something. Love, sex and money are highest on the list of most sought after items. The act of seeking these items takes many different forms. The noticeable growth in social...

Our Recreation (Poetry) 22-04-2004
by Olumide Olaniyan
The gunboats roars visibly Men, dogs hurried to the mountains Women, Sheep scrambled to the forest Children, chicken dashed into hiding The human merchants are back on prowl Grosses of virile men Dozens of virgin women Captured, chained,...

Our veritable sources (Poetry) 13-10-2009
by Henry Ekwuruke
People could still travel without legs They could try and reach destinations overboard hills But the mirage of the journey mars adventures Just as my message to the gods arrived without words I managed the ego of my heritage Prompted my...

ourcredentials (Opinions) 25-10-2006
by ogan davids
OUR CREDENTIALS Whether in corporate or public leadership There are times our actions and identity come under the searchlight. At that point, the tendency is to either fight or freeze. But there is no better time to let our actions Speaks...

Out of Many One People (Opinions) 20-10-2003
by Tamoy
According to the Oxford dictionary the process of integration involves combining a part or parts into one whole and this process can be used to refer to a number of things. We can integrate baking ingredients and the final product would be a...

Overcoming Lies (Opinions) 20-11-2003
by Ebuenyi Ikenna D.
Oxford Advanced Learners dictionary of current English defines lying as ‘to say something that one known is not true’. Hence lying is a conscious act, even for those compulsive and incorrigible liars that lie unconsciously because lying has...

Pa Gabriel Okara (Poetry) 6-09-2007
by Odimegwu Onwumere
He is not a bad advertisement to the world of penpushers pushing out cabal words of the mind. Give me your blessings, oh! Pa Gabriel Imomotimi Okara, for I have made orison to the Creator, without any further procrastination. May I...

Pain away (Poetry) 26-05-2008
by Ryno Julio Platt
Pain away, away I say. Pain away, away I say. You’ve been following her for too many days, But today pain away, away I say. I can see your pain when I look into your eyes. You’re so confused, sitting, wondering why the world's so cold and...

Parihaka Peace Festival (Poetry) 16-03-2006
by Rerenga
I saw history happen over the weekend. I saw the past I saw it written by many authors, recorded by many archivists. I saw the present I heard it spoken by many speakers, sung by many singers, performed by many poets. I saw the...

Parler une autre langue (Poetry) 21-06-2004
by François Vianou Godonou
Parler une autre langue de la planète C’est comprendre tout un peuple C’est pouvoir penser, décrire et bâtir le monde différemment C’est avoir des chances de s’intégrer dans une autre culture C’est s’ouvrir à la diversité, richesse de la terre...

Parras de la Fuente (Short Story) 5-08-2005
by ElizabethTilden
For the past eleven weeks I have been a participant in the first Humboldt State University summer immersion program to Parras in Coahuila, Mexico. As it comes to an end tomorrow it's a good time to reflect on this experience. Outside of my room...

Participation, Empowerment, Critical Input & Judgementalsm (Opinions) 15-02-2007
by Dinidu de Alwis
And I promise not to use any big words in the post. If it's me who is going to benefit from what you are doing, then why can't I have a say in what you do? After all, you are doing it with good heart. Why don't you let me mess up on my own,...

Passing Beyond (Poetry) 18-05-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
See the body, rested soul. It's all a passing, as we know. But how do we go on to perceive The ones we love, and do not want to leave? Or will we find much more with them, in our newborn life With no strife? We have just passed beyond here....

Passion for Passion (Opinions) 11-04-2009
by maria alera a.villarez
It's 2:57 am, just three minutes before 3 am, and I still can't sleep. I just came in from a quick night shower, and that reminded me that I've been stuck here in the dormitory for 2 days now. My routine? Wake up at 11am, bathe, eat, surf the...

PATEANDO LONCHERAS (Opinions) 20-07-2007
by Laura Müller
Marzo 2007: Ricardo terminó con su novia y como acostumbra, cuando termina una relación para pronto nos marca para ver donde hay fiesta; Ricardo: ¿Qué haciendo Güera? ¡Vamonos de cacería! márcale a Lizeth y yo le llamo a Daniel. Laura: ¡Ya...

Patriotism -an Introspection (Opinions) 8-06-2004
by dandala nirmal kumar reddy
‘India Shining’, this is the current impulse of our country. But this illumination still is unable to play the role of a torchbearer in the saturnine lives of impoverished. That is the extent of opacity existing in the lives of Indians. This...

patriotism on sleeves (Poetry) 1-09-2005
by Dr. A. Prabaharan
Patriotism can be seen everywhere For two days in a year Fifteenth of August, the day of freedom and the twenty sixth of January, republic day. Flying kites with tricolour, flags in cars caps with captions - I love India More memorabilia...

Paul Robson, The Man of the Future (Poetry) 1-09-2003
by Paul Hedley Robson
I am a child; I am the things of the past. I am all I see Dad always working hard Mum, organising everything in sight My brothers; just being kids I am all I hear Traffic echoing past The air con and computers both humming in unison...

Peaceful co-existence (Opinions) 7-03-2003
by Shayaan Afsar
As I silently awake late in the morning of the day before a new week, I do little to show how culturally unique I am or my lifestyle is. I switch off my screaming alarm clock and turn of the air conditioner: items that would have been an alien...

Peaceful Coexistence For All (Poetry) 18-09-2006
by Saurabh
A morsel in every mouth Cloth on every body A roof over every head A happy life – for everybody! Hope in every heart Merry songs on every lip A smile on every face Simple promises to keep A crop on every farm Dew drops on every flower...

People Think (Poetry) 21-06-2007
by Sean Amos
People think I don't know sadness That I've never felt pain Well I know all there is to know All the rules of this game Life has handed me sorrow It's also thrown me shame And still I keep on smiling Ignoring my own pain But when I see...

Perennial (Short Story) 8-10-2003
by Julie Renee Willis
Sarah got down on her knees to dig. She bore seeds of the tiniest kind within the folds of her apron. You see, Sarah loved flowers-- flowers of all colors and varieties. Her favorites were the Gerber daisies-- so vibrant in their hues of neon...

Perfect China (Poetry) 27-02-2008
by Lynne Lessard
China Good China Fine China The really expensive kind of dinnerware Relatives imported from another continent As a wedding present Yes, even China that isn't from China Solid, but fragile Can be looked at Gawked at Analysed Shaken...

Perpetual Prayer: a Young Muslim Woman’s Great Journey (Interviews) 21-09-2007
by Marcia C. Schenck
A five year old girl is sitting, her head bent over a piece of wood, concentrating on a verse from the Qur'an at five o’clock in the morning. When the strict, old Imam with his long stick calls her name, his hands relax; he knows Basma* is one of...

Perú: el eterno retorno de lo idÉntico (Opinions) 9-07-2007
by ANDDY JOEL LANDACAY HERNANDEZ
Una de las teorías más fascinantes de los libros de NIETZSCHE ha sido la del “Eterno retorno de lo idéntico”. En La Gaya Ciencia Nietzsche se pregunta: “Qué sucedería si de día o de noche te siguiese un demonio a la más apartada de tus soledades y...

Pete's Pavilion (Poetry) 3-07-2008
by Mohammed Ahmed-Shaibu
Free from civilization, three hours behind globalization; Held up in Pete’s pavilion, exploring pure naturalization, Excited to try out this adventure, pure exploration, Sleeping here will be fun and enjoyable by all. Elle’s my savior today,...

Physically Challenged Not Disabled (Opinions) 16-03-2006
by Amurawaiye Olushola
The use of the term disabled to describe a handicapped or physically challenged person always irritates me. I am handicapped and I know that I am certainly not disabled in any way. In my daily life, I undergo so many challenges that are not...

Pilgrim (Poetry) 17-12-2002
by Abimbola Babatunde OKUBOTE
How shall man explain his Ordeal? Around what shall define his thought Whichever way he may turn He discovers nothing but a journey. The cry of a baby is heard Reality welcomes a baby in sorts The infant responds with smiles...

Pink World (Poetry) 22-01-2004
by Yara Kassem
A pink world, Where there is no crowd And not that much of cars Where a softest music might be Tickling my ear all the time Without the interference of Irritating car klaxons, And a charming expressive eyes Can be crossing my way Where...

Placer postmortem (Short Story) 17-04-2008
by Laura Müller
Placer postmortem Agosto 2006: Las pasarela brillaba bajo el embrujo de las luces que la iluminaban el hotel Radisson Victoria Plaza en Monte Video, Uruguay. Era la sede de la semana de la moda, Luisel había tenido una semana de locos, esta...

Pleasurable pain (Poetry) 6-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
From the pain of love, I pluck so much pleasure. Thanks for such a gift That gives me such pain

Poema furtivo (Poetry) 3-05-2012
by Remisson Aniceto
O poeta ao falar de si fala dos outros, que cada um tem um quê do outro. Tudo é como se fosse um amarrio de cordas seguidas, compassadas, continuadas. O poeta ao falar dos outros fala de si, que cada um outro tem um quê de nós,...

Poema#2 (Poetry) 3-09-2008
by Reiner Mora
El joven ilusionado se sentó a esperar, A su novia que a las 7:00 debería llegar. Las horas pasaron, los transeúntes de caminar cesaron Y así, sus miedos e intrigas empezaron. Y su novia, linda, hermosa y primorosa. A la cita de...

Poema#3 (Poetry) 3-09-2008
by Reiner Mora
En tu mirada suave, certera y peligrosa Me quiero perder En tus labios, de rojo amor Me quiero dormir En tu piel tersa, mía y tuya Quiero mis ojos cerrar… Y tu voz sincera y alegre Es lo único que quiero escuchar.

Poetz4Peace Record Release and Website Launch (Opinions) 4-10-2003
by Steffen Franz
OLIVETREEMUSIC.COM UP AND RUNNING AND PSM WEBSITE UPDATED Positive Sound Massive Recordings and Olive Tree Music LTD. invites you to check out the new online homes of international recording artists Poetz4Peace. PSM has updated a half dozen...

Political art inside the gallery (Opinions) 16-04-2007
by unxposed
Your motives Tackling social and political issues through the gallery environment is unarguably the most hypocritical of all art practices. The very notion of deciding to make a political artwork is inherently insincere and disingenuous,...

Political change in Honduras- an immoral coup d'etat (Opinions) 16-07-2009
by Richard Zhang
June 28th, 2009 was the day that sent Honduras into turmoil; it was the day that the Honduran military broke its own established democracy and overthrew its democratic leader, Manuel Zelaya, who was exiled into Costa Rica. The pretext that his...

Political Socialization (Opinions) 27-07-2004
by melanie mae
Introduction “In all actions concerning children…the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration…” UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, Article 3 Although I am not a political expert on socialization, the subject of...

Politics in Tradition and Democracy (Opinions) 13-03-2003
by Titilayo Olujumoke Akinsanmi
After 38 years as Oba of Lagos, the demise of Oba Adeyinka Oyekan has thrown Nigeria's foremost commercial city into a frenzy of traditional institution politics. This article is culled from www.thisdayonline.com Politics of Oba Oyekan's...

Pollutant (Poetry) 18-01-2006
by Not Available
Oil and Corruption. Guns and Violence. The blue suits Dominate. The Brown suits Die. The White suits Deal- Bright red scars For clean white Suits. The beating of Drums for peace Silenced. Garbage against None. Recycling for...

Poor mad man (Poetry) 19-08-2007
by gigi
THIS ONE IS SHORT POEM. I WROTE IT WHEN I WAS 16YRS OLD. ANYONE OF US CAN RELATE TO IT NOW. I WROTE THIS AFTER SEEING A NAKED OLD MAN WALKING ON A BUSY STREET OBLIVION TO THE HIS ABNORMALCY, TO HIS HUNGER..COMING TO THINK OF IT, THIS POEM SUITS...

Portrait of a New Revolution (Opinions) 20-03-2003
by Rodolfo L. Magaru Jr.
It has been two long years since the historical event placed the Philippines into the limelight and demonstrated the exceptional intrepidity of the youth, loaded with the spirit of courage and armed with prayers in ousting a corruptor....

Positive Thinking, Revisited! (Opinions) 3-08-2004
by Tanmay N. Vora
My wife recently joined public speaking classes. So we both decided to express our ideas on any topic for at least 30 minutes each day. We started off with a small discussion on positive attitude. Having read about powers of positive thinking...

Poverty and the rural African youth (Opinions) 28-02-2008
by CHIDIEBERE UGO-OFOEGBU
Poverty has always been associated with the rural populace in Africa, agreeably due to poor infrastructural development in rural Africa. Although poverty eradication has always been a major focus of international organizations, governments and Non...

poverty and youth prostitution (Opinions) 11-02-2003
by ishola musa shehu
Youth prostitution grows in an environment of misery and poverty. Youth exploitation and prostitution are clearly linked to the disunity of the family and fruits of misery and hunger. Some parents claim that poverty led them to sell their...

Power Dynamics in the Human Rights Movements - Universalism or Relativism (Opinions) 28-08-2007
by
In a world where identity has become a political tool for public mobilization, it takes great facilitation skills to navigate across the universalism and cultural relativism debate without hurting anybody's feelings. Ideas of global citizenship...

Power Grandma (Opinions) 18-01-2003
by Andrew Lauman
As I walk down East Hastings I can’t help but think that I’ve stumbled into a war zone. People shake their heads at invisible voices; others talk to themselves, trembling from drug effects. Most disturbing are the empty, blank stares. Eyes with...

Power Struggle in Relationships (Opinions) 12-11-2003
by Kashif Zulfiqar
The greatest asset we have in human existence is our soul growth, but somehow we have that confused with becoming powerful. Power does not bring growth unless we understand the essence of sharing that power. The struggle for power is a main...

Praxis en Masculinidades - Experiencias en Paraguay (Opinions) 26-04-2005
by Ariel Gonzalez Galeano
En Paraguay, al igual que en otros países de Latinoamérica, muy poco se ha hablado sobre conceptos de Masculinidades o hecho algún trabajo en el área. Con una cultura eminentemente machista es necesario trabajar el tema, ya que es imposible negar...

Prayer time (Poetry) 17-07-2007
by Rwax Qax
The Mountain top is glorious, but it is in the Valley that I will grow! Always Remember God gives you... Enough Happiness to keep you Sweet Enough Trials to keep you Strong Enough Sorrows to keep you Human Enough Hope to keep you Happy...

Predicament (Poetry) 26-05-2008
by Ryno Julio Platt
In conflict with emotions everyday, teardrops falling for the words you cannot say. Trying to look as if all is okay, trying so hard just to make it through another day. Projecting an image to look so right, when no one knows you’re...

Preparation for Eternity (Opinions) 18-01-2003
by Andrew Lauman
While the tears run down my face, I can't believe it has been ten years since I have sat in a church . I don't know why I am here. I contemplate leaving, but something holds me back as the memories rain down on me. I have often thought of...

Preparing for the next round (Poetry) 12-10-2008
by Ryno Julio Platt
This crazy life gives me the steam to write these rhymes, see it’s either I scream or I put down these lines. So I grab my pen and I continue again to paint a verbal picture with my adrenalin. I’m having hard times with the life puzzles I’m...

Present day Youth - Adrift in a Sea of Vanishing Values. (Opinions) 16-07-2007
by Vykthur D
A popular legend says that he walked about in broad daylight with a lantern in a determined but vain search for a virtuous man. His name was Diogenes, a philosopher who lived in Athens in the fourth century B.C.E. Moral values are very...

Preserving culture (Poetry) 23-11-2009
by Priya Verma
The great land of India abounds in spiritual wealth has survived the ravages of time and changing environment the symbolism of Hindu gods and rituals help one find out the deeper meaning Of these divine forms unfortunately modern...

pressure me not (Poetry) 14-12-2010
by Amelia Jallayu
pressure me not Pressure me not for I am what I am The lord made me and saw I was good Full of desire and confidence that cannot be easily taken from me Pressure me not for I won’t bow down to you or your behaviors I won’t develop the...

Problems with Canadian Youth (Opinions) 29-01-2002
by Arabhi N.
The young are said to be the future, but it seems that the way some of us are being brought up are signs that signal towards a dead end; as far as what's to come. Here in Canada some troubles affecting many kids are in the categories of teen...

Promise Denied (Poetry) 13-01-2008
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
It was the 1960s, The years that brought change across Africa, The years of great promises, Of hope, of change, of independence. More than four decades after, Africa is wallowing in dread, In hopelessness, in corruption. Change seems to...

PROMOTING DIALOGUE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG DIFFERENT CULTURES (Opinions) 9-04-2010
by ssekamaanya denis
Effective communication among different communities, religious groups and amongst different countries, is referred to as dialogue. As long as different people from the world over reach a common consensus, then one may say there is dialogue. In the...

Psychic Healing: Possession (Short Story) 12-10-2005
by christopher bernardo
Psychic Healing: Case 1. Possession Possession is the dominant case experienced by most of the patients of the group heals within the Center. For this article, I would like to mention two cases of possession. Possession comes from the word...

Pure love (Poetry) 17-06-2008
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
Some people have never known And may never know What it feels like to fall in love. Because they keep looking at the wrong faces And they keep looking in the wrong places. Love can be absolutely sweet When it is taken on a right treat By...

Qasim Amin and the education of women (Opinions) 20-03-2007
by Ayman El Hakea
The 19th century represented the boiling point of social, political, economic and religious reform in the Middle Eastern region in general, and Egypt in particular. The Islamic renewal principles of Muhammad 'Abduh (1849-1905), the Grand Sheikh...

Racism (Poetry) 3-01-2008
by veena singh
Racism I started of with a color And now a name I am far more uncontrollable Than any given fame I am found in all the deepest darkest places And also in sweet loving homes I kill, steal and am jealous And hatred for those with...

RadiografÍa del Perú en el proceso discriminatorio y social (Opinions) 9-07-2007
by ANDDY JOEL LANDACAY HERNANDEZ
“Auquénido de Harvard”. Dijo alguna vez el padre de una conocida candidata a la presidencia. “Fusilen a los homosexuales” se escuchó en esta reciente campaña. Estas palabras, más allá de ser frases desafortunadas resultan un excelente ejemplo para...

Raise My Voice (Poetry) 27-12-2006
by Kevin A. Ferreira
I am going crazy, The world has become hazy, I am stuck in a world, A world in which I was not prepared for, One where everywhere I turn, I am being shaped, Being molded, To fit society, A society, Where everyone just keeps to themselves,...

Raw Philosophy (Poetry) 12-12-2007
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
Leaves. Leaves drop to earth Some grey, some orange Some dry and cracking A branding construct Humanity’s endeared to, Yes, endeared to, forever! Birds flap their wings In merriment to the Change of day, another day. I can hear them...

Realeza (Poetry) 21-06-2007
by Remisson Aniceto
Por que em tudo quanto vejo cuido vê-la? Por que não fico um segundo desta vida Sem pensar na minha amada e esquecê-la, Se é uma jóia que pra mim está perdida? A cada fim-de-semana tão sofrido Me transformo nas flores que lhe oferto,...

Reality bites (Poetry) 13-10-2006
by Farrukh
Looking at a beggar, Sitting on the road, Instead of giving him a token, So he could buy a meal, We just walk away, And join the crowd, Looking at an impoverished infant cry for food, Instead of giving a little from our meal, We just eat...

Realization (Poetry) 27-01-2007
by Catherine
I stay in my deep corner of loneliness Buried in works on paper I need this I need to be more of what is expected A break Young woman and man Walking hand in hand From this small window I realize life isn't forever Will I remember...

Recent Political Development of Nepal: Juxtaposition on King’s Remarks and Ban on Nepali Cinema. (Opinions) 27-09-2005
by Dilep Paudel
The milieu of the current Nepalese circumstances surely lead the nation nowhere than a vicious circle of political unrest, heated terror of war and public anxiety over the direct rule of the Monarch. Recent political development has shown the...

Recession vs. Life (Short Story) 12-07-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
As I shed my tears upon some of the ways that the Costa Rican people survive in life, I have to also withdraw the same tears. Many of the Costa Rican people have nothing. The weather is in their favor, as it is never cold enough to take your...

Recueil: Ma Propre Mort - Libération - Souvenir Eternel (Poetry) 31-08-2008
by Safa Mahjoub
*Ma propre mort* A toi, âme perdue qui erre sans fin A toi, âme martyrisée qui souffre en douceur A toi, âme meurtrie qui meurt à petit feu Que veux-tu d'une existence sans couleurs? Que désire-tu d'une vie sans vie? Que vois-tu dans ces...

Rediscovery (Poetry) 2-11-2008
by Ilyass Mohammed
When our tears are dry on the shore And the fishermen carry their nets home And the seagulls return to Bird Island And the laughter of the children recedes at night There shall still linger here the communion we forged The feast of oneness...

Reflections World Social Forum (Opinions) 20-02-2002
by Augusto C
My arrival at the World Social Forum didn´t impact me so much. I was expecting to see several people running from one place to another, sometimes not even knowing the exact place they are going, representing their organization, political party or...

Reflections… 2007 (Poetry) 6-07-2008
by Ryno Julio Platt
As I reflect on 2007, I look back; see my friend Rueben go to heaven. So much hurt, heartache and tears, I'm lucky to have made it though last year, it appears. Because so many of my people made their exit, It has me wondering who life’s...

Reflexión acerca de la estabilidad y el cambio (Opinions) 6-08-2008
by Reiner Mora
Cuando toco este tema, siempre me gusta iniciar haciendo alusión a la Biblia, y a la interpretación que le dan los rabinos judíos a ésta. El primer libro de la Biblia, Génesis, inicia así: “En el principio, creó Dios los Cielos y la Tierra” La...

Reflexões sobre a Vida (Opinions) 12-01-2011
by Tony Pent
Devo imaginar, nesse momento, em que acordei e, me coloquei diante do meu computador para escrever esse artigo, que, aproximadamente, umas três mil pessoas estejam morrendo e outras seis mil estejam nascendo. Talvez nesses quinze minutos em que...

Reflexões sobre o Comportamento sexual juvenil no Brasil (Opinions) 4-08-2008
by Luciana Brasil
Antes de qualquer coisa, achei importante contextualizar o que viria a ser o termo sexualidade. A sexualidade é um conceito em disputa, que depende do autor, do olhar informado, da área de conhecimento. A sexualidade é uma das dimensões do ser...

Refocusing African societal values and leadership (Opinions) 7-02-2007
by Oluwatosin
The African society is growing more and more in size and economy and is probably among the fastest growing economies in the world. Over the years the African society had been over ridden with no definite values thereby making the Nation into one...

Religion and Globalization (Opinions) 30-12-2002
by ANDRE MUKENGE
RELIGION AND GLOBALIZATION by ANDRE MUKENGE "I'm an African, and my God isn't yours. I'm a muslim, I can't live together with the Christians. The Asiatic trusting system isn't the same in Europe and in Africa". That is what we understand...

Religion in today's globalized society (Opinions) 9-10-2006
by Aditya Bindal
I received my religious affiliation at birth from my parents, and was told I was a Hindu. For the last sixteen years, I celebrated Hindu festivals, went to the temple, but never really felt the power of religion. Last summer, I was at Rishikesh...

Religion in todays World (Opinions) 28-10-2002
by Kasey Young
Being religious in todays world can sometimes be overwhelming. There are many prejudices in the world, that make people feel like their choice of religion is somehow punishing them. But keep in mind that religion is a good thing. When people are...

Religion, Culture and the Rights of Women (Opinions) 22-12-2007
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
It has always been an interest of mine to read about men and women alike who have excelled in their chosen fields, whether in science/technology, education, entrepreneurship, politics, religious vocation, etc. But recently I have been critically...

Religion....bad? (Opinions) 23-11-2002
by chrisopher rawlings
I want to keep this short...so here it is. Religion is said by some to be too easily corrupt...its practioners use faith to justify clearly immoral acts. A story should easily suffice in making my point. I found this in Esther Jungreis' book "A...

Religion: The Root of Evil? (Opinions) 4-07-2002
by Shalini Dharna
Looking back throughout the history of the world, many fights between societies can be narrowed down to fights about religion. Hitler killed millions of innocent people simply because they were Jewish. Pakistan was created because Hindus and...

religions (Short Story) 27-05-2005
by Roustam Tochmatov
Религия трёх народов мира Буддизм.Христианство.Ислам. Все религии опасаются смерти, но немногие из них рассматривают её как природную необходимость.Иудейская история об Адам и Еве находим причины смерти в акте их непослушания и...

Report from the IYPF and YES WSSD Side Event (Opinions) 30-10-2002
by International Young Professionals Founda
Report on the work of the IYPF and YES at the World Summit on Sustainable Development Johannesburg August 26 – September 4, 2002 Background: The International Young Professionals Foundation (IYPF) and the Youth Employment Summit (YES)...

Respecting Other People's Culture (Opinions) 26-07-2002
by Olawuyi Olusola Akanbi
TAKING AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT CULTURE 1. Culture is not homogeneous - "One man's meat is another man's poison." Values differ from one culture to the next. For example, people of the western world shake everbody’s hands – be they an elder or...

Retaliations fromThe 999 SIN Card (Interviews) 28-08-2007
by
February 26 2006, 13h30, Québec City É: Hello Mini-Mini. M: Hello Manue. É: I was going to ask you some questions for my research methods course that I take at University. M: Okay. É: So if you agree we are going to have a really...

Rethink - The Wave (Poetry) 25-04-2007
by Derek FUTAIASI
(to those affected by the tsunami in Solomon Islands and those with memories to live with) a passing wave came in a way, unimagined because for centuries its a friend but it came with its might swallowed all it could inflicted...

Rethinking Globalization: Nirvana or Armageddon? (Opinions) 29-08-2005
by Andi
Globalization remains a paradox in our world today. It brings about dramatic economic growth and advancement of technology, but at the same time also causes unprecedented human and ecological problems. Anthony Giddens (1999) describes this...

Reuben (Poetry) 24-09-2009
by Ryno Julio Platt
Dedicated to Reuben Beukes 17.04.2007 I still remember that first time when we met, I didn’t think so soon you’d have me dressed in all black. I thought we were still going to do so much together, but again I’m reminded that nothing lasts...

Reunited (Poetry) 7-07-2003
by George Gardashian
O Allah, today my forehead met the dust for Your sake As my nose was rubbed in the basest of materials- They have become well acquainted through prostrations. O Allah, as my palms greet the dirt five times a day I am reunited with that from...

Reuters Africa Journal Setting the Standards for Reporting on Africa (Short Story) 8-08-2006
by Antony Felix O. O. Simbowo
Displeased with the continuous unenthusiastic reporting on Africa, Salim Amin son of the late veteran photojournalist Mohamed Amin, recently founded Africa TV under the tutelage of his media firm Camerapix Productions. The aim as told to a...

Revisiting Female Circumcision (Opinions) 20-04-2007
by Adeshola Komolafe
The imposition of female genital mutilation in our present-day society has become a source of concern. Until recently, female circumcision was an integral part of the society. Although societies that practice circumcision vary in many ways,...

Richness of Values (Short Story) 29-10-2003
by christopher bernardo
Many times I ask why in spite of my father being a National Inventor why he can’t profit from his own inventions. Then reality shows its ugly face, and when I finally face it, I realize that reality is really not all that ugly. Sometimes I...

Roots (Poetry) 4-10-2006
by CHINYERE NWOSU
Strange faces i see, Strange voices i hear All about me, Unable to comprehend any. I am am hugely invited, Frequently rejected, All around me, Unable to understand any. I am not accepted, I am alien , New to these...

Run every lap! (Poetry) 1-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Don't worry about love, Its road will always curve. Does it have a shining history? My doctor says it's hereditary. Who can tell the end of the tunnel? So funny, (you) might make handy a funnel. Already the race is set, And your...

Sad Realities (Poetry) 3-10-2003
by Adepegba Kehinde
Abortion I knew I was coming to life, Like a newly sprouted seed, Conducive was my enclosure And warm it was for my comfort. Soon I realized I grew bigger As a watered seed. I loved the care I received, As dry earth enjoyed torrents of...

Sagesse Multicouleurs: une démarche innovante (Opinions) 29-07-2007
by Sessi HOUNKANRIN,PCC
Avez-vous déjà entendu parler d'une exposition itinérante de proverbes du monde entier illustrés par des artistes d'origine diverse ? Si vous répondez par l'affirmative, vous avez probablement lu quelque chose ou déjà assisté à une des...

Salmacis: The Union (Poetry) 28-08-2005
by Muhammad Awais Aftab
Her kiss lingers on His lips The moisture of love, heart sips The burning passion flares More and more it dares The rose-like touch engraved On His senses The euphoria magnified Through a thousand lenses Those shinning eyes, black like...

Salt of the earth (Opinions) 15-07-2002
by Tolu Osekita
YE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD! THE SALT OF THE EARTH. IF THE SALT LOSES IT'S FLAVOR, IT BECOMES OF NO USE.---MATTHEW 5:13,14[paraphrased] Nowhere is the tragic tendency to conform more evident than in the church. Called to combat social...

Scars of Frozen Fire (Poetry) 23-09-2006
by Sisch
Gone be the birds, when they won’t gonna sing, Gone people, when I can't see their smile, So leave your footprints, I’ll keep them in my heart, Long after your loving touches, Are leaving scars under my skin, And your sweetest smile...

Second hand or second thoughts? (Opinions) 31-08-2010
by Raisa Bhuiyan
Picture, “'Scape”, by Azellica Now more than ever there is a need to harness the weight and power of the customs and traditions that have been passed down to us from our parents, grandparents and other family members. As we embark on the...

Send No Roses (Poetry) 1-10-2003
by Solace Asafo
Send no roses When I am no more Don't when the eyes, its beauty not behold Don't when the nose, the sweet fragrance not scent Don't when the hands, the soft petals not feel Don't when the heart, its gratitude not render Don’t when it a grave...

Sew Perfect (Poetry) 8-12-2008
by Chantelle Ennis-Charoo
Weaving, slowly weaving as you glance outside, Wondering what that great big world holds. This garment I hold, will soon be Bought, glorified, touched, torn, and then Thrown, away. But to me this piece is everything. I care for it;...

Shade of sunshine (Poetry) 21-11-2009
by Priya Verma
Slip and slide into sunshine As the reflections float Face resurfaces from the depth of shadow it opens up the sunny side wades humbly through the troubled waters to reach the shore The shore and the Boatman bosk in the yellow warth...

Shalom (Poetry) 19-05-2004
by Cat-Dan Lai-Smith
With a smile light as the wind chasing the clouds, And laughter twinkling along the edges of the seashore, You welcomed me here barely a year ago. Then the real tests came with time and you couldn’t quite understand No matter how hard I...

She (Poetry) 4-09-2007
by Tiffany Saxon
She who walks in devastation, of her own confrontation, in relations to the upsets of moral motivation. Clueless is she to the law of lifes nominations in her search for the right denominations. Others denounce her will...Always trying to...

She is... (Poetry) 19-10-2009
by michael merritt jr.
I long for my reflection in spiritual form..what is she? She is the mirror to my tattered soul, with all the bruises and scars caused by life's pains and disappointments, but whose grace never allows them to harden her heart She is...

Shelters of Innocence (Opinions) 24-07-2002
by Tanmay N. Vora
Children are the shelters of all the innocence that prevails on Earth today. Our books have referred to the children as the avatars of Divine Providence. It’s always amazing to witness the innocence on a child’s face, which is a rarity in us...

Shismay un pueblo que renace de las ruinas (Short Story) 6-10-2006
by Orlando Bravo
Después de permanecer muchos años en el olvido, la comunidad de Shismay renace como un ave Fénix, recuperando sus fuerzas y esperanzas en un futuro mejor. Esto ha sido posible gracias a una generosa donación privada que tiene como objetivo, el...

Should I? (Poetry) 24-01-2008
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
Should I say words fail my expression Like when Paul was caught up to paradise? @ first I thought it was lust, But the closer i get to U The more I believe this is real. Feelings are fickle, that U know, So I don't expect only emotions...

Should I? (Poetry) 29-04-2008
by Samuel-Malachi Odekunle
Should I give in to my heart’s desires Indulge myself in the mundane Quench my thirst for adventure Or explore the limits of imagination Should I accept what transpires As life’s unbroken chain Her patterns, gimmicks and gestures Those...

SIEM REAP (Heart of Cambodian) (Opinions) 26-04-2002
by sovathana ANN
Siem Reap is the home of Angkor, the great wonder of the world. The The majestic temples of Angkor belong to the classic period of Khmer (nowadays 90% of the Cambodian population) art and civilization. Today, a millennium after they were built,...

Silence (Poetry) 13-03-2007
by Kelvin Uever
my heart kicks frantically in the measure of my pleasure, the faces and places light love. I listen to my silence my river of flowing sweat, the dark ugly face of fast approaching night plays with my psyche. joy is as fatal as grief to...

Silence is of no color (Poetry) 29-07-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
Many people have lived in fear. For many a day we have not chosen our way. We do not understand what we read nor hear. Some of us think it is only up to what we have to say. Our statements are true- for only short times until they're...

Silenced Hands (Poetry) 9-05-2007
by Abdel Rahman Chami
The heavens are clashing amidst the day, The rivers floating to pave the way, A hundred deer to boost this ray But no one there to say it’s true The chants do hover and sing themselves When no more listeners to hear the songs, I sing myself...

Sip of the milk (Poetry) 28-07-2008
by Tamunobarabi Gogo Ibulubo
In your eyes, I see worries. But tell me mother, Can I sip of the milk, Can I lick of the honey, Can I enjoy the hospitality Flowing richly in the land When I become a man?

Sista, Sista (Poetry) 29-04-2008
by Samuel-Malachi Odekunle
Sista, Sista Come nigh to me Set me lose in thy Pure sweet fragrance Sista Sista Oh ebony beauty Open thy arms Welcome me Sista Sista Let loose thy vines That I may climb And kiss thy lips Sista Sista Let my soul roam free Upon thy...

Skeletons in the Closet (Opinions) 27-09-2002
by Catarina Abreu
Imagine that you are playing God for just one day. In you lies the power to have control over another life. All it would take was a simple word of command and your victim would be lying dead at your feet. Feel the corrupting power as a life force...

Small Words from the Heart (Opinions) 6-11-2003
by Omar S. Roomi
Only recently I came back from a seven week vacation with my family in California. School started as lecturers hit the ground running. Being rushed back into this lifestyle was definitely a culture shock. Papers and midterms hauled upon us every...

smeltwater (Dutch) (Poetry) 28-02-2004
by zuyderwyk
Smeltwater Ik heb een kamertje voor jou gebouwd de muren wit gesaust de ramen geblindeerd de deur blijft altijd van het slot en als het giet hangt er een zeil om het water op te vangen er is geen dak mijn lief en ook geen bed want...

Snap Back (Poetry) 30-03-2009
by Shamese
Longer than I needed, but not long enough Exposure was like "Can't you stay or do I have to go away?", a real personal encounter ...and I notice I won't soon forget the acquiescence No hesitation to show affection or to touch without total...

So little time (Poetry) 2-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
So little time is left to me But a cloud of affections From the sky of my throne To your land is going to fall. Thought is dry When by feelings is not charged Desert I am When by your love I am not touched

Soccer science: a joy to behold in JKUAT (Opinions) 6-06-2008
by kenya
Last year’s JKUAT (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology) Champions’ League eclipsed the Italian Scudetto- Serie A and outclassed the flair and pomp of the Barclays British Premier League and the splendor of the Spanish La Liga....

Socially-conscious travel (Opinions) 20-11-2008
by Stacia
In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of tour groups offering ‘responsible tourism’, ‘volunteer trips’, and ‘socially conscious travel’. These groups advertise travel with a conscience- i.e., tours are complemented by volunteer work...

societe touareg (Opinions) 23-03-2008
by assan toireg
Le peuple TouaregLes Touareg sont un peuple d'environ 1 million d'individus dont une minorité vit au Sahara central (Ahaggar, Tassili, Aïr, Adrar des Iforas) et la plus grande partie dans le Sahel au Mali et au Niger. Leur langue est le...

Soft Tools for Emerging New Global Citizens (Opinions) 19-10-2007
by Vittal Koppal
Main objectives of these soft tools is to give the participants a best opportunity to learn, practice and master new self-expansion and professional behaviors, to enhance their day-to-day productivity and functional efficiency in the globalizing...

Soir au Village (Poetry) 26-09-2007
by Bemoute serge Mario
La pourpre sur ce vert paysage Augure un idyllique présage. Regardez cette lumière sombre et voilée, Sortie des arcanes du ciel étoilé, Se poser sur cet hameau des forêts équatoriales. Il est doux à travers cette nuit De voir les...

Solitude Flower (Poetry) 26-08-2005
by kati frances
Through the slippery cave of mind Thoughts are running; they’re so wild Like the wind over the hills I hear echoes of my unborn hopes Maybe they're only deceptive imagination Or just delusion of my bitter loneliness Who passes merciless...

Solution to poverty (Opinions) 20-04-2007
by Sean Amos
I firmly believe that eradication of poverty is a pre-condition for a real and sustainable development. The widespread poverty in Africa constitutes structural limitations for the choices and opportunities of young people as well as the denial of...

Something Fishy: A Personal Battle with Bulimia (Opinions) 9-02-2002
by Joanna Frizzell
I am a recovering bulimic. I have been bulimic for the last 5 years. Everyday I've gotten better and better. Small step after small step I have taken in my battles have added up. And I have come here today to talk about this demon of mine, this...

Sou brasileira com muito orgulho (Short Story) 14-05-2009
by Luciana Brasil
Neste final de semana, como de praxe, participei de mais uma corrida, esporte ao qual me dedico com paixão! Não é usual, mas antes da corrida eles colocaram o Hino Nacional, aquele antigo, do bolachão empoeirado, rasgando... Não pude me conter em...

Souffle de là... (Poetry) 23-04-2007
by diomi kuloka
Souffle de là ---------------- Souffle vent du septentrion Vent du sud,souffle vent des montagnes Vents des plaines, désert et vallées Qui nous dirait d'avance d'où tu viens Qu'emmène tu? où ira tu? Toi qui aide d'autre a se...

Souls of my love... Come home (Poetry) 24-04-2008
by Adelusi Oluwafemi Temidayo-Don
Souls of my love are still in exile and lonely: My little brother Africa in his fantasy Now running beyond his favourite playground, Where we are gleeful with warmth, hug unexceptionally and of course, Kiss for our sweetest life My...

Sounding Our Differences, Building Bridges: THE POWER OF LANGUAGE (Short Story) 24-04-2011
by Sokfa Francis John
I belong to the Atyap ethnic group, also known as kataf, found in the southern parts of Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria. I grew up speaking Tyap (my mother-tongue), Hausa (common in the north) and English (Nigeria’s official language). Early in...

Spectator (Poetry) 30-06-2007
by Janet Wong
Watching A fogging reality of tragedies Information bursting from all directions Electron particles buzzing Catching our attention Numbers with tens of zeros following up What do they mean? Sent to heaven, they’re gone The planet is now...

Speechless (Poetry) 9-08-2007
by moses
how can you tell the rain not to fall when the clouds exist? how can you tell the leaves not to fall when the wind exists? how can you tell me not to fall in love when you exist? speechless, that's how you...

Spirit Aid 2002 (Opinions) 22-12-2001
by Peter Diamond
Hi, I am writing to let you know of a live event that will take place in a 60,000 seat stadium in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 20th and 21st 2002. It will be beamed live to the world on TV, radio and via the internet and will have an expected...

Spiritual Gifts (Opinions) 13-11-2002
by Roderick R. Mckenzie Sr.
As we see in the world today, every one is blessed with some form of gift or talent of which they can share with others. Though these various gifts are not always stirred up they are present in us all. The presence of spiritual gifts are brought...

Sport in Australia (Opinions) 14-09-2004
by Kabwe Chibwe
Sport has for long dominated a significant place in the Australian society. Many Australians are involved in sport – as participants, spectators or gamblers – roles which date back into the earliest days of European settlement. Sport in Australia...

Spotlight on Kenyan hiphoppers: Maono Parkas (Interviews) 29-08-2010
by R Kahendi
For today's interview, we are spotlighting Maono Parkas, a group of performers from Dandora, a Nairobi neighborhood. These youth live in an urban environment, where their respective cultural traditions coexist with their cosmopolitan practices....

Srinagar in the Spring of 2009 (Short Story) 14-07-2009
by svenja bary
Mounting the plane bound for Srinagar from New Delhi, I bump shoulders with Indian soldiers tagged with double “R”s on their sleeves. Others have the word “Artillery” stitched to their collars. I am heading for an area in Northern India where...

Stanza 2 (Opinions) 27-04-2007
by dare oshinuga
Really, Nigerians, we have had the key to the door leading to fulfilled dreams all this while right under our noses. You ask, how? What? I say, have you ever bothered to consider the words of the stanza 2 of the national anthem? There, there. A...

State Of Life (Poetry) 19-03-2007
by alfred ibulu jr
Life is only a vapor that appears for a moment and disappears the next Experience is an act of first time participation, No one was born experienced The day we were conceived in our mothers' bellies As nature permitted, we grew The day...

Stone Suffering (Poetry) 24-09-2003
by Zubair Islam
Blow my breath to your ear For I can come no more near To see you from afar, I fear Feelings I wish I knew to be clear Your nose not grown from whence a baby Hair of a kitten, pleasurable to touch Your smile doth make me merry, to see you...

STOP SEEING YOUTH! Start Seeing People. (Opinions) 15-05-2002
by Adam Fletcher
Mahatma Gandhi once said that we must be the change we wish to see in the world. Then I say, from this day forward, I will work for social justice with ALL people, especially those whose race, religion, heritage, sexual orientation and other...

Stream Song- Mkpukpa (Poetry) 8-02-2006
by Ositadimma Amakeze
Abu bo… abu-bo… aabu bo[1] Abu bo… abu-bo… aabu bo Abu bo… abu-bo… aabu bo Abu bo… abu-bo… aabu bo Were the call and the rejoinder And the song as we ran and walked Toward the far off Mpkukpa[2] stream To fetch of the...

Strength (Poetry) 20-11-2008
by Kanyiri
I need it, As I'm put down, By you, As you beat me, I have to gather strength. I deserve it, As I fend for my children, Alone, Coz they were deserted, By you, As i I go broke, I need strength. I dream for it, As I watch you leave,...

Substância (Poetry) 18-07-2007
by Remisson Aniceto
Encontro-me tantas vezes pensando em ti e visualizo tua perfeita forma de mulher, o dia a aflorar-te nos lábios de veludo, a noite a escorrer-te pela seda dos cabelos. Se estás longe de mim, dia após dia transformo-te na delícia do fruto que...

Suffering and Smiling (Poetry) 1-07-2007
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
They wave, smile, laugh and are happy They are children, innocent and subjugated They are suffering, yet smiling They are used in farms and paid less Exploited and abused with no help in sight No one to turn to because of their...

SUMMONING SPIRITS (Short Story) 12-10-2005
by christopher bernardo
The sun was still rising when he found himself seated in a lotus position side by side with other students on the rooftop of the Center. As he looked at their faces, he knew no one, but when he looked intently into their eyes, he knew that these...

Sur les traces de Moïse: Et Sinaï fut (Short Story) 28-12-2008
by Christophe TOUGRI
Egypte, Alexandrie, le 21 décembre 2008, les étudiants de l’Université Senghor embarquent à bord de trois bus à destination de la péninsule triangulaire du Sinaï. Limitée au nord par la Méditerranée, à l’est par la bande de Gaza et par Israël, au...

Sweat Shops (Opinions) 30-10-2002
by Angel
Today no one understands the meaning of "human rights". These human rights have to be thought about, especially in regard to sweatshops and that's what we are talking about today. Only 2 of the many orginizations have tried to stop...

Sweatshops and Butterflies: Cultural Ecology on the Edge (Opinions) 1-08-2002
by Paul Swider
So what do the isolated poor have to offer, in a fast-moving global cyber-economy? The old answers were cheap hands and abundant natural resources. But those vestiges of post-colonialism create dependency, drain human potential, devastate the...

Swirls of Paint (Short Story) 3-05-2007
by Lauren Mitsuki
Lost in an ocean of brush strokes and oil paints a little girl sat in the cool, musky basement of her grandparents’ house. The warm afternoon sunlight seeped into the darkness through the Venetian blinds on the small window above her, as...

Switzerland calls Iceland (Poetry) 18-07-2007
by CM
Once upon a time we met in England and got best friends. Were we so different but also so similar. We spoke two different languages but our bodies spoke the same. Sitting on the sea back to back, Watched out to the horizon and tell each...

T-Shirt Travel: A Documentary (Opinions) 4-03-2002
by Ha Thi Lan Anh
Greetings I am happy to announce that the T-shirt Travels website is finally operational. Please check it out at www. tshirttravels.com Also I wanted to share with you the latest on what has been happening with the documentary, that many of...

Tales of possible sanity (Poetry) 27-07-2008
by kate mckee simmons
Back then I would pray before bed. I asked God to make the closet door stop staring at me. When it stood open a sliver I would tremble from the fear of what I couldn't see. I believed the shadow it made on my ceiling would reach my bed...

Talk to my eyes... (Poetry) 24-09-2006
by hazem al jaber
I see your eyes talking to me it smiled and talked and sometimes cried and how beautiful it was, when a tear talks. but its was just a dream dream which always wished to where are you my beauty queen? yours eyes promised me before with a...

Talking Points on World Tolerance - The Role of Education (Opinions) 5-12-2006
by Manny Maurice Ekanem
An impressive statue graces the entrance of the United Nations building in New York. When one reads the inscription under it: “…and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares…”, the intent of the sinewy man of bronze wielding a heavy mallet is...

Talking Points on World Tolerance - The Role of Education (Opinions) 5-12-2006
by Manny Maurice Ekanem
An impressive statue graces the entrance of the United Nations building in New York. When one reads the inscription “…and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares…” under it, the intent of the sinewy man of bronze wielding a heavy mallet is...

Taming the menace of examination malpractice in Nigeria (Opinions) 12-05-2008
by Saintmoses Eromosele
Inside the school hall in a typical Nigerian examination centre, young men and women are seated with rapt attention as they listen to a middle aged, well built man, clutching a folder containing some sheets of paper. He is surrounded by other...

Tapestry (Poetry) 4-03-2007
by Carlos
It is somehow new, willingly placing the self in the unknowable the blindness of beauty in autumn a mere moment in a life time unlived hoping to catch sustenance and peace perhaps for the first time, a memory rising into the furthest stars...

Teachers Never Intervened - homophobia in South African schools (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
AJ is a white lesbian now in her 20’s; she remembers during her school days, “I’ve always had crushes on girls. One day a friend of mine asked me, ‘Who do you like?’ So I told her. The next day I got beaten up at school. They kicked me and threw...

Teanau's Interview - A Maori Perspective (Interviews) 31-01-2004
by Teanau Tuiono
1) What is your full name? Teanau Tuiono 2) What is the name of the people that you are from? Where were you born and when? I am a Maori, my mother comes from the Ngapuhi and Ngai Takoto Tribes and my father comes from Ngati...

Tease for Peace :How a Joking Institution keeps checks in Burkina Faso (Opinions) 2-05-2007
by
When a driver in Burkina Faso stops his vehicle to lower its windows and start insulting a kid on his bicycle for no apparent reason, when two coworkers constantly insult each other over meaningless habits, or when you overhear a debate between...

Téléphones portables : nouveau catalyseur de l’ego bourgeois ? (Opinions) 3-02-2007
by Amindza
Avec ses nombreux abonnés à son réseau de téléphonie, le portable — symbole le plus voyant, le plus tape à l’œil, des technologies de pointe du monde capitaliste, après les vêtements griffés, la télévision, l’informatique, les voitures de luxes...

Tell Me Your Dreams (Poetry) 7-01-2009
by DELROY NESTER WILLIAMS
Tell me your dreams My poetry is here Luminous; that of my world As a window to my soul Offered as my gift to you. Breaking my spirit’s chains This internal fight for freedom But in it nothing is at it seems For things haven’t...

Ten months in China (Short Story) 2-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
Last year as I was about to graduate from university, I felt that I still hadn’t figured out what to do with my life. At university, I walked past an advert on the TV-monitors several times, stating that graduates were needed in China to teach...

Terapia do riso absurdo (Poetry) 21-06-2007
by Remisson Aniceto
Contraídos o risório e o zigomático, Explode em ti sonora gargalhada. Do veneno do teu riso tão elástico Minhas cordas também são contagiadas. Tudo em ti é motivo de euforia E até o vento faz-me cócegas passando. De tudo rimos e na falsa...

Testing (Poetry) 16-02-2006
by Not Available
I passed the keys to my man. He passed the kids to me again. I passed them off to the day-care staff; that I passed by on my way to work. I passed the dollar to the driver; And passed three seats to find one empty. I passed the time in...

Thanks (Poetry) 12-03-2008
by Remisson Aniceto
Praise the friend's sadness That accompanies me every day Better than a life empty Of neither sadness, nor Joy

That's What I Mean! (Poetry) 6-11-2006
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
One decade’s like ten seconds. It’s like ten days of shine and rain. It flies by without any respite; What a trick nature pulls On all of us...that’s what I mean! I met her young and flowery On an alien soil - Site de Comé, In an unusual...

The "Cure" (Poetry) 24-02-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
Minds, as they slowly venture forward- Most kinds are moving toward to end these seeds of vengeance that our ancestors thought would grow And there is no more repentance, as we run in an overflow The people are all worryin' They pray...

The "middle-class curse" among Africans (Opinions) 5-09-2009
by Norma
I have received several questions concerning the “middle-class curse," as cited in the book, A HEALTHY YOU: Tame Africa's Child Malnutrition . The book, available at www.nutritionafrica.com , documents the feeding dilemma caused by a...

The "T" Word in Kenya (Opinions) 20-01-2008
by Caroline Wao
Today, Talk of the Nation on NPR (National Public Radio) featured the "T" word that is in the midst of tearing Kenya apart. Tribe. Forgive my cynicism; but unfortunately tribalism has existed in Kenya (subtly or otherwise), for a long time now....

The 18th Summer (Short Story) 30-06-2003
by Ha Thi Lan Anh
For them and you, her moving to the next station at the age of 18 is like the weather drops to minus Celsius degrees in the middle of a tropical summer. It shocked her world of friends - the naïve guys and girls enjoying their 18th summer with...

The Abandoned Generation (Opinions) 14-07-2003
by Adam Fletcher
The most important contribution to our collective work for social change by and with young people in recent years is not being talked about. Perhaps because it is the most dangerous. Truth is told, lies exposed, agendas revealed, and purpose...

The Address Book (Short Story) 20-05-2003
by Nandita Saikia
Rita held an old address book with a marbled beige and maroon border and the impression of pressed wild flowers on its front cover in her hands. She had found it while cleaning up a loft where she'd stored the belongings she no longer used in...

The African Woman In A Transition Era: Hail the Cornerstones of Africa! (Opinions) 10-11-2005
by Antony Felix O. O. Simbowo
African women, traditionally an epitome of forced aloofness in decision-making and community development, are gregariously riding the emancipation yacht of openness, recognition and freedom of speech. Nowhere is this point more illustrated than by...

The African Woman: Hail The Cornerstones of Africa! (Short Story) 5-12-2005
by Antony Felix O. O. Simbowo
African women, traditionally an epitome of forced aloofness in decision-making and community development, are today gregariously riding the emancipation hatch of openness, freedom of speech and recognition. Nowhere is this point more illustrated...

The aged that finally rests (Short Story) 14-07-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
There is a man I know who lives within 15 miles of me, in the same cloud forest as I. At 87 years of age, his body and life have been tattered by many an injury. He will not stop, not for a moment during his time awake, to rest. He says that if...

The Aging Young (Poetry) 7-04-2008
by Remish Gasiano
It is 11:59 AM. A man is fighting for his life on the sick bed His cancer has eaten all the strength in him. A woman is raped and strangled by unknown youths A baby girl is born in the village From a once barren woman. Life held on to...

The Albanian Youth, An Underserved population (Opinions) 10-11-2002
by Belisar Hoxholli
Albania is a developing country that passed really difficult times during the transition period, from 1991 until some years ago . There were made really good steps in developing the economic life of the country, especially in the biggest cities....

The Always Horrible Xenophobia (Opinions) 14-07-2004
by Matija
In my country, there are more than 350 registered religions and cults. Only about six of these have their own religious temples. I have been following the process of establishing of a huge Islamic center in our capital city that would not only...

The ANZAC Spirit; What are we remembering? (Opinions) 26-04-2003
by Simon Moss
[img:171:right] As I flicked through media coverage of ANZAC Day from recent years, I felt proud to think of myself as an Australian. The pages and airwaves were filled with inspiring stories of bravery and courage from those who had offered...

The art of Patience (Poetry) 30-06-2006
by david mbitu
The tropical sunshine kisses the land Folks play the tunes passed through seasons toiling and breaking the brown soil, wet baked working till their skins are torn in hearty songs Behind them comes the mothers of nature sowing the seeds of...

The Art of Patience (Poetry) 30-06-2006
by david mbitu
The tropical sunshine kisses the land Folks plays the tunes passed through seasons toiling and breaking the brown soil,wet baked working till their skins are torn in hearty songs Behind them comes the mothers of nature sowing the seeds of...

The Art of Patience (Poetry) 10-08-2006
by david mbitu
The tropical sunshine kisses the land Folks play the tunes passed through seasons toiling and breaking the brown soil, wet baked working till their skin is torn in hearty song Behind them comes the mothers of nature sowing the seeds of...

The Battle of Body Hair (Opinions) 27-10-2006
by Pleso
The battle of body hair, perhaps does not quite share the historical significance of say, the Battle of Britain, but for your average Western female it is a more immediate and pressing concern. Every day in bathrooms across the land woman...

The Beat Inside (Poetry) 8-12-2006
by Irena Kagansky
Listen to the beat inside Push it in, dig it out, Turn it, learn it Teach it, preach it, Shout it, hug it, Pet it, bitch it, Dress it, nag it, Kick it, say it, Kiss it, tug it, Squeeze it, lay it Don’t let go of your beat,...

The Beauty Of The Beast (Poetry) 19-10-2007
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
A Beauty From AFRICA Your feet were still far away, When I heard you were coming this way. They said you’re black from Togo But, never said you knew how to tango. Why should one wish only to be able When it’s possible to be fully...

The beliefs of the Yoruba Race (Opinions) 1-11-2002
by Otemuyiwa Bamidele
THE FAITHS OF THE YORUBA PEOPLE The faiths of the Yoruba peoples of Western Nigeria vary significantly from one part of the region to another; the same deity may be male in one village and female in the next,...

The Bicolano Athlete (Short Story) 23-07-2003
by pxi
A is for athlete; B, bravado; C is for courage under fire; D stands for dreams; E is for excellence; F is for fighting until the end; G is for God’s glorification; H stands for heart, humility, and home… A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H…and so go the...

The Black Poet... (Poetry) 16-01-2009
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
They claim they are White and we are Black, What people say... ...Oh, what people say; They tell us to sit is take the seat, while soldiers are told to sit up rather than sit down; HIV/AIDS is on a visit to Africa,...

The Black Pride (Poetry) 26-12-2006
by Aderemi Adegbite
Be proud my child, be proud Of your endowed black shining skin, Glistering like the sparkling stars Above in the glooming sky At arrival of the glowing moon. With pride my child, with pride Must you display your beauty Along cities and...

The Blessing of Society (Opinions) 2-09-2005
by Andy Carloff
­The Blessing of Society "Society in every state is a blessing..." -- Thomas Paine, Common Sense What of Value? Interaction among human beings has provided us each with unique, fulfilling experiences, fond memories, and satisfied...

The boyfriend's expectations (Poetry) 22-10-2004
by Charity Fadun
You’re to be beautiful. You’re to be soft. Sure you can wear sweats when we are alone, but when we go out...do yourself up. Take your nose ring out when we go to meet my mom. Wear a lot of makeup when I take you to meet pops. Sure you...

The Breed of Africa (Poetry) 10-01-2008
by Alinafe Kunsamala
Why this to you- The only good breed? Is it your halted reasoning? Can’t you remember hunting and roasting? Do you need a man to escort you into your own hut? See how bad it is. Didn’t self guidance rain on you, That no body and mind will...

The Butterfly In The Bus (Poetry) 15-03-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
To the famous London Bridge, She hops on. And there starts to build a bridge Something says, it's only a loan; She'll soon be gone. But I thought, if so it be, I must let this butterfly be. I've heard donkeys bray So, I said I must say....

The Caste System: Clearing up the Misconceptions (Opinions) 10-06-2005
by AK
India and Hinduism in particular have come under a lot of flak on account of the Caste System. A noble system, which was actually a symbol of the Utopia that was ancient India, has been misused and abused over the last few centuries. The Caste...

The Chad - Cameroon Pipeline Project, Is it a necessary evil? (Opinions) 4-11-2002
by Abongta Shu Moncha Brain
The news of a Chad – Cameroon Development Pipeline Project came to put a smile on the lips of many Chadians and Cameroonian when it was announced. These two countries and many other countries in the sub region envisaged an economic facelift at the...

The Challenges of Emigration in Nigeria (Opinions) 5-11-2004
by Henry Ekwuruke
The high rate of drifts of Nigerian citizens to other countries poses a lot of questions for the Nigerian government and the youths. The Yoruba will always ask, “Is it possible for the children of a meat-seller to feed on bones? Or is it rational...

The Chicken with No Tail Feathers (Short Story) 24-06-2003
by Patrick Earl B. Neri
*It was the first hatching season in Mang Teban’s chicken farm and ten proud mother hens paraded their chicks for the other chickens to see. As Mrs. Inahing Itim (Black Hen) displayed her little dear ones, laughter filled the range....

The Children's World Water Forum aponta para as preocupações existentes em torno da questão da infância e dos usos da água (Opinions) 20-01-2009
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
Estabelecido em Quito durante o 3º Fórum Mundial da Água, a seção direcionada para as crianças realiza conexões entre a infância e a questão da água. Por: Efraim Neto Nos países em desenvolvimento, um terço das mortes em crianças tem origem...

The City (Short Story) 20-10-2003
by Nourhan Mohammad Aboulabbas
Today I can claim that I know the real meaning of happiness. I have found a place where I can live peacefully, with nothing but beauty around me. Now I can live the life that I have always wanted, away from smoke and crowd, away from greed and...

The Color of Silence (Opinions) 6-10-2005
by Dereje Amera
Silence is the true friend that never betrays. —Confucius People say, “Silence is golden”, yes, of course. Many people can agree with that as far as it does not lead to a different and undesired end. Silence is a good way of expressing one’s...

The Columbian Exchange (Opinions) 7-10-2004
by melanie mae
Alfred W. Crosby, Jr., author of The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 (Westport: Greenwood, 2003), is a well-known American historian and writer. Crosby Jr. is also Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History,...

THE COUNSEL OF GOD (Opinions) 24-09-2002
by Chrisbel Dafeamekpor
You are not at the ultimate and perfect in your character hence you are unstable, (Let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he falls). When you dwell among believers, who are also striving to be at the peak of perfection, your flaws might be...

The Cure Of The Black Hole (Poetry) 14-06-2007
by Viviana Torres
The farther I slide, away from being close The wider this hole stretches its jaws; jagged teeth Grotesque and polluted with the sinful, and meets The wants of sick humanity This gaping hole, hungry for vanity It is never satisfied. This...

The dancer, the start, the end (Poetry) 14-06-2008
by Matthew Salinas
If I could walk I’d leave forever, go in search of so much better. We walked out towards the seas, and with us we took out pleas. Where it begins and where it ends are two different places, But along the way we all cried and changed our...

The Daughter of a Hero (Poetry) 9-09-2008
by TREASURE
The daughter of a hero, the man who gives meaning to life,,, What has become of her? What has become of him? She grew up, Realised that life wasn't a fairytale, Grew up to know that even her hero disappoints, That he causes so much pain,...

The Day I Lost my Life (Poetry) 13-04-2007
by leah guarin
My eyes closed Darkness encircled the room I sat at the filthy couch My senses numbed The phantom of death slowly dragging me To the soil where putrid seed grows To the grave, my resting place Slowly, I ran out of air The church bells rang...

The Dead Vulture Rains (Short Story) 23-09-2003
by Morgan Whitfield
atmosphere- I frolicked in all the numb festivities. I approached the corpse and bowed at his feet. The bush was set afire; the mourners gleamed. To them I had already died. I turned to the villagers and laughed. They heard the mortal tinkle;...

The debt I must pay (Poetry) 16-01-2009
by Osamuyi Okpame
In bits and pieces, all the advice I have been given, in cash and kind, all the support I have been awashed with, like the fertile earth giving back what had been sown, like the moon being generous with the light it receives, so I must...

The Dehumanizing Conditions of Detainees In Nigerian Prisons: What Justice? (Opinions) 12-11-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
The renowned existentialist, Jean Paul Sarte, made it clear that man is free by nature but his freedom is a consequence of responsibility. In his teachings he implies that an irresponsible man is not free. Hence the philosophy of imprisonment is...

The development of Africans. (Opinions) 25-03-2003
by Damilare T.A Onajole
THE DEVELOPMENT OF MAN The development of man has been widely influenced by geographical factors that surround him thus, making humans around the world different in their respective fields. The development of Africa has altered the fields of...

The Doer (Interviews) 6-04-2004
by Sary Helmy
I've discovered that there are only a few general categories people fall into. There are strengths and weaknesses in each category, and you'll be able to tell which category I think I fall into when you read them: • The Doer: This person has a...

The Downtrodden (Poetry) 16-03-2006
by Henry Ekwuruke
They are a motley crowd These downtrodden ones of the earth Unable to bear the stress and strains of these hard times Some find refuge in drugs and alcohol Thus destroying their mental equilibrium Others devastated by debilitating diseases...

The Earth (Poetry) 21-01-2007
by Zach K
Well, we had to write something about the earth in English class. Here goes: ---- The Earth is our mother; a mother of pride, a mother of forgiveness. The Earth is our home; filled with amazing things just a touch away. We, humans,...

The Eating Disordered World (Opinions) 7-03-2002
by Joanna Frizzell
The eating disordered world is one in which food has become the main focus. Eating disorders are called eating disorders because of the apparent prominent difficulty with eating food. The relationship between the individual and food has...

The Fear of Loving and Being Loved (Short Story) 3-12-2006
by Nana Yaw Boampong Sapong
For six years, Jean buried his life in the world of avant-garde artists and intellectuals. It had been six summers, winters and springs of drowning in coffee and letting the steaming mug take him on sojourns into the coffee houses and salons of...

The Fear of Loving and Being Loved: II (Short Story) 8-11-2007
by Nana Yaw Boampong Sapong
It had been two weeks since Jean saw Belinda. He had been avoiding her, not because of the warm tugs at his heart-strings anytime their eyes met but because of his fear that this surreal feeling could end. On that fortuitous day, Jean had to...

The First South Asian Summer University (Opinions) 27-11-2005
by Anu maheshwari
South Asia including Afghanistan is endowed with so much diversity in culture, tradition, language, flora and fauna that not only does it create a unique kaleidoscope of images but the images also play a salient role in shaping the mind set of the...

The footstool of the gods (Poetry) 10-05-2007
by Osamuyi Okpame
The footstool of the gods Africa! Our Africa!! My Africa!!! The cradle of civilization The genesis of greed The heart of barbarism The footstool of the gods And the threshold of the Almighty Many starve with hunger and thirst...

The Freedom of Mobility (Opinions) 20-11-2008
by Stacia
Many Canadian university students take time off upon graduation in order to travel the world. This practice has become so common that it is practically a rite of passage. Those students who choose not to travel often remain at home, jealously...

The fruits I plucked (Poetry) 23-03-2010
by Bilal Hamamra
The fruits I plucked I neither ate nor kept But to the ground fell Hatching a tale to tell Ripeness is the seed of rottenness feed

The future of the Global Justice Movement (Opinions) 16-04-2007
by unxposed
Common cause The resistance is growing - and for the first time truly unified. A unity found in justice, dignity and empowerment of the masses. With new technologies bypassing barriers of space, time and economy, a wave of global struggles have...

The Game of Angkunh (Opinions) 30-04-2002
by sovathana ANN
The Angkunh is a fruit that grows on trees in the provinces of Stung Treng and Kratie, CAMBODIA. It is round with two flat sides and a diameter of about six centimeres. When ripe, it has a hard skin and turns the colour of mahogany. The Game of...

The generation we need (Poetry) 6-05-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
Let this note be for the young As their watch has just begun A world in which we're born together-- In hate and Love, we'll not choose whether- Whether it is our fear to face the nations That's created many complications. It has been created...

The Girl Child (Poetry) 10-03-2006
by Oluyemisi Joel-Osebor (Nee Agboola)
Life is in stages Each stage a phase So girl child… Understand that you have a great future ahead of you Dear girl child Do not settle for less because you are destined for great heights Can you not see greatness ahead of you? Girl...

The Global Culture (Opinions) 25-10-2005
by Zorica Vukovic
The year 2005, are we the people of the world now living in the same culture: a Global Culture? If we are, what are the general features we experience? What benefits, dangers and secrets can it hold for us? What are its strengths, weaknesses,...

The Global Efforts Initiative (Opinions) 18-07-2007
by Eric Gitonga Mburugu
My fellow Taking it Global Partners, My name is Eric Gitonga Mburugu, 19 years old. Towards the end of last year 2006, I came up with a new concept aimed at reaching out and empowering people to participate and be more proactive in the process...

The Glory of Language (Opinions) 30-05-2004
by Shahjahan Siraj
A language is not just combination of words or phonetics. It is the history of a tribe or a nation; result of thousand years of experiences, glorious lifestyles, and means of communication as well as the expression of a people’s heart, which...

The Gurkha karma (Opinions) 19-08-2009
by L.B.Tapmaden
The UK Government had already granted the right of settlement and equal pensions to those Gurkha soldiers serving in the British Army after 1997. The Gurkha veterans’ campaign was to provide settlement rights and equal pensions to all those Gurkha...

The Harmony of Science and Religion (Opinions) 16-10-2005
by Dereje Amera
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Our world is a huge laboratory every time people test various ideas and dreams. The people are the tools in the laboratory where they assist...

The healthy claim to fame (Opinions) 5-06-2010
by Raisa Bhuiyan
Picture, "Beyond the food you eat," by Souma Badombena Wanta Just a glance at the re-vamped nature of the marketing strategies employed in grocery stores across North America is enough for one to become grossly aware that “being...

The History and Traditions of the Yoruba People (Opinions) 10-03-2003
by Otemuyiwa Bamidele
The Yoruba people occupy the South-Western part of Nigeria, they account for about 20% of the population of the country. They are believed historically to have migrated from the Middle-Eastern part of the world during the medieval period. They...

The Idimagbo Distaster (Lagos, Nigeria) (Opinions) 4-02-2003
by Adelaja Taiwo
There was an explosion that occurred at the Idimagbo area of Lagos Island in the early hour of Sunday, February 2nd, 2003. Four building were seriously damaged leading to the lost of about 30 people and several injured. This is coming barely a...

The Igbos (Ibos): Our Journey So Far (Opinions) 14-05-2007
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
The Igbo (Ibo) Culture: Our Journey So Far. The Igbo tribe in Nigeria is, no doubt, one of the most dynamic tribes in the African continent. Unfortunately, little is known about this tribe beyond the shores of Nigeria, and one of the reasons is...

The importance of being earnest (Poetry) 9-02-2007
by Lize-Leandra Ehlers
The importance of being earnest How universal it may be Thunderbolts it struck me as I yet again wanted to flee Flee from what I wanted, what I needed Flee from my own me. Infinite postponing of one's true desires creates a pending...

The Importance of Communication and the Shortcomings of Technology (Opinions) 1-02-2007
by Jay-R Patron
When I was a student at university, I used to dwell upon a two-tiered view of communication. As a journalism student, I was a proponent of effective communication—that every word must be and should be conveyed in its true and factual sense in a...

The Ink of Your Eyes (Poetry) 24-02-2007
by Awa Innocent Ndah
In the mist of nowhere You regrettably stand at akimbo Drowning your pain in your tears And your dreams with fears. Filled with words of inspiration, Chocking with the bitterness of your experiences, You look so indecisive To take the next...

The Ink of Your Eyes (Poetry) 24-02-2007
by Awa Innocent Ndah
In the mist of nowhere You regrettably stand at akimbo Drowning your pain in your tears And your dreams with fears. Filled with words of inspiration, Chocking with the bitterness of your experiences, You look so indecisive To take the next...

The inmate (Poetry) 1-05-2008
by david mbitu
Behind the bars; your eyes scare shining in the dark. rolling on your rags; staring blank on glaring bulb. what of your first class honour and a decent job? what a waste? locked up like a zoo beast. what visions do you have? crouching at the...

THE INNER ENERGY (Poetry) 7-01-2006
by FREDEX KING TUT JR.
If you need to use your mind for a specific purpose, Use it in conjunction with your inner body. Only if you are able to be, conscious Without thought you can use your mind’s creatively, and The easiest way to enter that state is...

The International Youth Library (Opinions) 16-01-2002
by Atanu
The International Youth Library: A Treasuretrove of Youth and Children's Literature. Situated in Munich,Germany, the International Youth Library or Internationale Jugendbibliothek was opened in 1949.The Library was established by Jella...

The Intimate Link Between Laziness and Poverty (Opinions) 24-10-2003
by Temi Ige
I will work! At the trace of twilight I rise To the urging crow of the cock Every living soul that is wise Will heed the call to work As fate will prove, time and again Even philosophies built with rock Will crumble and fall –...

The Issue of Homosexuality (Opinions) 30-05-2002
by ana g
I vividly recall my "crushes" on the various behaviorally-challenged male monsters at my elementary school. Up until about 5th grade we were virtually inseparable, as I opted out of the seemingly mindless gossiping and instead, channeled my energy...

The journey of life (Poetry) 15-02-2009
by Adebayo Waidi Gbenro
The distance seem so far: my destination, very vague and uncertain. So many distractions, so long the time since I started this journey. It is so daunting, seemingly insurmountable. But alas! I have learned that nothing in life is to be...

The Kuna People from Panama: Facing Extinction (Opinions) 27-09-2007
by Fernando Tarnogol
I have recently come home (to Buenos Aires, Argentina) from Panama. During my stay there I had the opportunity of living among the Kunas for a week. The Kuna Shire, or kuna yala (Land of the Kuna people) is an independent region, comprised of over...

The largest bank robbery in U.S. history. (Short Story) 30-04-2007
by Sean Amos
It was February 10, 1997, and the Lakewood, Washington, branch of the Seafirst bank had just closed. A well-dressed man in a trench coat and FBI cap used some excuse to get the teller to open the door. Once inside he put on sunglasses, pulled out...

The Last Breaths of an Intangible-self (Poetry) 30-05-2007
by Iman Ng
I look in the mirror, not fully expecting the horror of my changed self. Why? Am I afraid of myself, the uncertain reflections and erratic oscillations of thought within my eyes? Or is it because behind the obsequious mirror lies an...

The love of a mother (Poetry) 24-05-2008
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
The love of a mother surpasses all things She cares for and loves you. More than anyone can Her dreams for you are those of success She strives to protect and preserve you She gives her best to assure your best Mothers cry when you cry And...

The Many Dimensions of Language (Opinions) 2-06-2004
by Dumisani Nyoni
How they Affect The Way We Understand and Participate in Our World Introduction One of the most empowering human acts is that of expression; transforming an inner thought, emotion or idea into a form that others can understand and share....

The march of liberty (Poetry) 15-02-2009
by Adebayo Waidi Gbenro
He thought, they thought that the situation was not right. Basic amenities were lacking, There was poverty all about, There was nepotism in the land, Corruption was endemic, Abuse of power was the order of the day, Kleptomaniacs were on the...

The Masked Ones (Poetry) 1-10-2003
by Solace Asafo
They came with a smile at morn And beamed as sunrays at dawn They brightened our shores with their masts And sang sweet melodies of love At noon' turn their smiles snarls And their dazzling light blind dark Then their beautiful masts were...

The Meaning of Life (Opinions) 31-03-2002
by Naynesh M. Vora
A Day in one’s life should start with an auspicious note, generally with a prayer to the Almighty, and then to steer up with routine chores connected with human activities, both social and economical. It gives you the strength and vitality so that...

The Measure Of Success (Opinions) 3-12-2002
by Roderick R. Mckenzie Sr.
The word success can be described as an act of succeeding, obtaining favorable results or the attainment of what is desired or intended. For example, money, material possession, love, or what ever makes one’s heart contented can be perceived as...

The Melodramatic Stories of Post Indomitable Lions’ Defeat in Malingo - Buea and Akwa - Douala (Opinions) 25-01-2008
by Awa Innocent Ndah
The first outing of the Cameroon national team, the Indomitable Lions on the 22nd of January 2008 left little or nothing to be desire from them as Cameroonians and other disappointed die heart supporters are yet to recover from the shocking but...

The Midnight Sun (Opinions) 9-11-2005
by wahooe
In Espoo, just west of Helsinki, I saw what still strikes me as the most characteristically Finnish sight ever. I saw a man wearing his cell phone on his head yap. This may not sound very Finnish to you but it was a Nokia phone ringing the...

THE MIND (Opinions) 27-08-2007
by Stephen O. Silas
The mind is the power of thinking and understanding, a place where thoughts, feelings and creative reasoning exist. The mind indeed can be brilliant or intelligent a word of deference exist between brilliance and intelligence, off cause it is...

The most valuable resource for eradication of poverty (Opinions) 20-04-2007
by Sean Amos
African youth is massively affected by poverty but it is also the most valuable resource for its long-term solution. I believe special importance therefore must be given to develop strategies that assure their full involvement. National...

The Most... (Poetry) 4-06-2007
by Samuel-Malachi Odekunle
Ode to mothers The Most graceful Song a young woman sings The Most painful joy a new mother's making The Most agonizing Crescendo cries labour's bowstring The most handsome baby her symphony brings The most melodious Chorus the...

The Mother Figures of the World (Poetry) 14-11-2006
by erick ochieng otieno
You may think they know nothing But they know a lot As we realized here on our field work We had to ask them for some explanation On some of the uses of the rivers They even had to write down on our hands The many values of the water...

The Mother of My Mother (Short Story) 25-12-2004
by Muhammad Awais Aftab
I have an ‘Oxford Dictionary of Current English’ in my hands and the meaning of ‘alive’ is written as ‘living.’ If you skip the pages forward to the ‘L’ section, the meaning of the word ‘living’ is entered as ‘being alive.’ It shows our...

The music of our fathers (Ngoma) (Poetry) 29-09-2009
by david mbitu
The music is dead, buried in fading echoes of dreams. Oh, ancient fathers, let me hear the Ngoma just for once Boom… boom… cha… cha… doo… doo... kuchi… kuchi… For my body and soul weep from simulated drums, Just a moment of Ngoma on a...

The Mystic Dancer (Poetry) 27-12-2006
by CHINYERE NWOSU
I watched you dance all night, Your feet barely touching the earth, You swung rhythmically, To the music of egwu ndu. You danced with such savagery, Filling me with ecstasy, Your skin glistened with sweat, As your body sung the...

THE NATURE OF ISLAM (Opinions) 10-07-2005
by FREDEX KING TUT JR.
The nature of Islam in China and South East Asia :- Islam regards all of humanity as one family as Allah SWT created mankind to get to know each other, including the Chinese and their role in spreading Islam is no less than other races. The...

The New Culture! (Poetry) 26-07-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
Fight against discrimination in series Fight for your right to freedom to express Express your human rights as rights Support tolerance and promote peace It's our culture project it Express your culture through difference genres Explore...

The New World Dis-Order with Dysfunctional Globalists (Opinions) 29-09-2007
by Ray Tapajna
After World War One, there was talk about The New World Order but the Allies made a serious mistake in wanting to make Germany one big farm. It was a misguided movement for peace with every nation having its own selfish agenda for doing it...

THE NIGERIA STATE, URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE DILEMMA OF GOOD GOVERNANCE. (Opinions) 26-10-2006
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
INTRODUCTION Through the years Nigeria has undergone a process of experimentation with several governmental systems, but “good governance” that would ensure a sustainable and desirable urban development have been elusive through the years. As a...

The Nigerian Position on Orphans And Vulnerable Children (Opinions) 23-09-2006
by David Habba
UNAIDS and WHO estimates for 2004 show that there is a huge and growing number of orphaned children in Africa. Estimates for 26 African countries suggest that the number of orphans from any cause will increase by around 50% between 1990 and 2010....

The O.D. (Poetry) 5-11-2008
by Nasira
Under the influence of your smile, I am high on the twinkle in your eye. That sparkle has me drawn, Addicted to your beautiful lie. How you've got me swaying To the rhythm of your heartbeat. I feel my soul moving my body, Lifting me on my...

The Ongoing Conflict and Negotiation (Opinions) 28-07-2004
by k
The ongoing conflict and the security situation are eroding the confidence in the economy. As employment opportunities continue to disappear due to the recession, more and more Nepali are making a living in the destabilizing trade in narcotics and...

The Origin of the Politics of State Creation and Resource control in Nigeria (Opinions) 27-05-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
After the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in the year 1914, Lord Luggard became the Governor General of the Nigerian nation. Nigeria existed as a nation with two protectorates between the years 1914 and 1945. The creation...

THE ORPHAN's HOPE (Poetry) 5-04-2007
by shadrach kerwillain
On his face it is written The dream of a better tomorrow He basked in glory Without the knowledge of how it will be realize Strange then it seems That he really thinks of these things But he must hope For he is an ORPHAN without HOPE...

The Outsider (Poetry) 24-01-2004
by Lucia
Anonymous faces passing by Foreign tongue, foreign land I sit, my head in hands, And cry. Crowds of people here and there running, walking I look through tear-filled eyes but where? Broken-hearted and alone wounded, betrayed...

The Painter's Dilemma (Poetry) 28-08-2005
by Muhammad Awais Aftab
The painter's hand moves On the lamina it hooves The brush stirs it with magic To fill with colors, comic and tragic The dyes whisper to him Through the Pierian Spring he has to swim And he sees a yet unpainted vision On the white paper...

The Pakistani Marriage (Poetry) 31-08-2005
by Muhammad Awais Aftab
The blowing of the trumpets And the beats of drums The smiling faces The shinning eyes The jumping children The dancing boys The excited girls The gleeful noise The relatives moving around In colorful clothes The servants hustling about...

The Parable of the Sower (Opinions) 25-11-2002
by Roderick R. Mckenzie Sr.
From a Biblical view, a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. The word parable is used to describe the teaching of the kingdom of heaven to Christians. Jesus told the parable of the sower, mentioned in St. Matthew chapter 13 in the...

The Parker Lynch Case (Opinions) 11-05-2006
by Janelle Flegel
Racism in the Deep South led to the suffering of many Negroes and they led an unjustly life because of it. They were wrongly accused of things, stereotyped and even murdered because of the color of their skin. Mack Charles Parker was one of...

The Pasture of America's Great 'Wars' (Opinions) 27-03-2002
by Whitney Haring-Smith
I would like to be the first to welcome the “War on Terror” to the great pasture of America’s “wars.” Within five years, the “War on Terror” will have a small plot next to the “War on Poverty” and the “War on Drugs.” All of these great “wars”...

The paying of tithes (Opinions) 25-11-2002
by Roderick R. Mckenzie Sr.
Tithes is the tenth part of produce or other incomes paid voluntarily or under the compulsion of law for the benefit of religious institutions, for the support of priests and pastors, and the relief of those in need. Due to different local...

THE PETALS OF LOVE ''HOMMAGE TO MY LATE UNCLE FESTUS FON'' (Opinions) 10-07-2002
by RANSOME®, CHO
I dream of this tale of love While the clouds slowly drift In grand beds of cotton buds Lofty in height and pure in space Lovely like a queen, young and fair. And though she drifts by with the clouds Longing for some joy unborn Which time...

The Power of Creation (Opinions) 13-10-2005
by FREDEX KING TUT JR.
Life is great - don't miss it! With Core Beliefs What do you believe about your life? Most of us have beliefs that limit our growth and as we all know you are what you believe. Phrases like "the way to succeed is to work hard" or...

The Power of Creation (Poetry) 4-11-2005
by FREDEX KING TUT JR.
We can serve each other both as guides and as company. We are all meant to cherish and serve one another. We are opening a channel to the Energy within all of us. We are acknowledging the Great Creator. We are acknowledging His ability to...

The Power of Fasting (Opinions) 25-11-2002
by Roderick R. Mckenzie Sr.
Fasting is the practice of voluntarily going without food. It can also be undertaken as a religious observance, a sign of mourning, political protest (hunger strike), or for slimming purposes. Fasting or the abstinence from certain types of food...

The preacher and the drunk (Poetry) 16-04-2007
by Odimegwu Onwumere
The preacher had lasted for hours Preaching the Good News. The atmosphere was hot. The drunk walked to the preacher And said: Pray for me, man of God. What the preacher knows best to do, The preacher stretched his hands in prayers:...

The Predicaments of Childless African Couples! (Opinions) 27-05-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
They feel ridiculed and jeered at, and sometimes truly so; too familiar with laboratory tests, gynecological centers, hospitals and nuptial seminars, prayer houses, herbalist homes and spiritual centers are their “pilgrimage” lands and centres....

The principal of wisdom (Opinions) 10-11-2002
by Roderick R. Mckenzie Sr.
The Hutchinson dictionary describes ‘wisdom’ as the quality or state of being wise. Wisdom is also described as, “knowledge and experience together with ability to apply them rightly, sagacious, sensible, discreet, prudent, and judicious.” Though...

The product of our "Negative Individualism" (Opinions) 7-01-2008
by Shahrul Izwan Bin Naser
I do savor the individualism... Which i found it makes every creatures different and unique. The traits of individualism makes the world as it is. There are many different causes and effects to our seeming antipathy to individualism. For...

The psyche of development work: making sure development is done right (Opinions) 20-11-2008
by Stacia
The greatest danger involved in development work is not the projects themselves, but the mindsets of the people who implement them. For one who is only barely acquainted with development, the entire development project is seen as a ‘good’ thing....

The Requiem (Opinions) 6-09-2003
by Gulnara
I love photography, as it allows me to educate myself on the subjects I could not have possibly be a part of. It fulfills my curiosity, and keeps the inquisitive character of the mind alive and opinionated. Lately, I have discovered that...

The Return (Poetry) 28-11-2007
by Natalia Borecka
We returned We are returning Halfway across the world Through white smoke, snow and sand To return to the memories you kept hidden In a brown shoe-box under your bed To be blazed at through the open window And between the yellow...

The Road to Mandalay and Beyond (Opinions) 29-10-2004
by AK
Neither Rudyard Kipling nor Robbie Williams actually took “The Road to Mandalay”. They probably wouldn’t have celebrated this journey, if they had to do it themselves. The bus ride completely followed Burmese etiquette. There was a Buddhist prayer...

The Role of Nigerian Youth in National Transformation (Opinions) 6-01-2008
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
There is no doubt that almost all Nigerians want change, and the mood for change is evident from small villages to big cities where poverty, disease, lack of social infrastructure and most significantly lack of hope is everyday reality for...

The Sacred Rock of Hunza (Pakistan) (Poetry) 15-07-2006
by Noor Muhammad
though just some random lines are these the life, the scene, the heat and voice have nestled-dead in these lifeless lines the leaping ibex can not move its legs are frozen in the lines inside the rock the swaying top of what is a tree bent...

The Science behind Female Genital Mutilation (Poetry) 10-12-2012
by kabbatende Annaise
It’s the dawn. The crickets back to their holes, the dew light; the smell of nature overpowering, It’s a village; nameless to the world. A world in itself; filled with remnants of generations long gone, The sound of feet shuffle through the...

The season of Christmas (Poetry) 6-11-2008
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
There are seasons and there are seasons. Seasons of sorrow and seasons of joy; Seasons of laughter and that of cry; Seasons to cherish and those to relinguish But the due season, the season of Christmas A season to count your blessings And...

The secret to ending poverty in Africa (Opinions) 11-08-2009
by mohamed kees Bangura
My name is Mohamed Kees Bangura, I am a 26 year old student at the University of the Gambia. I belong to an organization which aims to empower poor communities to be self reliant, for youth development and the reduction of early and forced...

The solutions are within (Opinions) 19-02-2003
by Jordan Wilkerson
.::This article may appear to be a rant, then again, it may also be a rant with a point::. The world today, for some, is seen as a peaceful place.....but for us living in reality it is not. Every problem seems to be one that can be solved, but...

The Somali Family (Short Story) 4-08-2007
by Abdinasir Ahmed Adam
The Somali are Moslems, permitted to marry up to four wives at a time. Having five wives would be a crime as serious as bigamy in countries practicing monogamy. Actually, very few men have more than one or sometimes two wives, since limits are...

The Somali Family (Short Story) 6-08-2007
by Abdinasir Ahmed Adam
By: Abdinasir Ahmed H. Adam The Somali are Moslems, permitted to marry up to four wives at a time. To have five wives would be as serious a crime as bigamy in countries practising monogamy. In actual fact very few men have more than one or...

The Spirit of Fear (Opinions) 26-11-2002
by Roderick R. Mckenzie Sr.
The word “fear” is described in the Hutchinson Educational Encyclopedia as a painful apprehension of danger or of some impending evil. Other adjectives used to describe fear are; to dread, reverence, anxiety, solicitude to shrink from, to hesitate...

The Spirit of Ramadan (Opinions) 29-11-2003
by Ayman El Hakea
Every Ramadan when I join with my elder relatives and family members in speaking about the Ramadan/October War of 1973, new thoughts are always generated in my mind. One of my aunts once said: "When our soldiers put their lives aside, sacrificed,...

The Story Of Africa (Opinions) 11-10-2006
by Ntwale Siulanda
Africa was once the wealthiest continent in the world. It had thriving metropolises that were centers of trade and technology. Before northern Europe had universities, Africa had centers of learning at Timbuktu and Jenne that drew students from as...

The Story Of Africa (Opinions) 11-10-2006
by Ntwale Siulanda
Africa was once the wealthiest continent in the world. It had thriving metropoles that were centers of trade and technology. Before northern Europe had universities, Africa had centers of learning at Timbuktu and Jenne that drew students from as...

The Strange Creature Who Looks Like Me (Short Story) 13-11-2006
by Nana Yaw Boampong Sapong
This short story is part of the unusual encounters on my sojourn to foreign lands. I would not say where and when because it is inconsequential. We are all part of that world. It was around 11am in the morning. I decided to go to a local...

The task of rebranding a nation (Opinions) 21-07-2009
by Wayas Lubem
The rebranding campaign championed by the chief image maker of Nigeria (as she can be rightly called) is an issue that has taken the centre stage in most discussions, discourses, talks and debates. This was the case even before the flagging off of...

The teaching profession in Nigeria: the yesteryears and the present (Opinions) 11-11-2008
by Biodun Uthman
The late Julius Nyerere of Tanzania was a teacher. After some years in the profession, he joined politics from where he later became the president of his country for twenty-four years. Tafawa Balewa was a Nigerian. He started a career in the...

The threat (Poetry) 29-02-2008
by Enygma
Scream Cry Fight Smile Argue Express Which you show How you show them Emotions Yours Nobody else's to change Emotions Yours Yours to discover Reveal Conceal Use Change Discard Or hold close Dear Secret Beware the...

The Time Has Come (Poetry) 23-11-2004
by Salisu Suleiman
The time has come when children feast at their parents wedding When children reject time honored values to go searching And adopt cultures with veracity still pending Picking and dropping friendships with a tenacity that is unending. The...

The tipping point for an open society (Opinions) 11-05-2007
by Wilson
You do not need to be an expert in natural sciences to understand that biodiversity is essential for the preservation of life on earth. Diversity makes nature smart and rich. Likewise you could easily argue that cultural diversity may well be...

The tool for Unity: NYSC ! (Opinions) 7-05-2007
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country...the heartbeat of the Black continent. Considering the diverse government of the day that has been in power since the inception of independence. We have come a long way till date to stand a ruler taller,...

The Trial of the Bad Fox (Short Story) 11-09-2004
by Henry Ekwuruke
So many stories were being told about the bad behaviour of the Fox that all animals decided that he must be brought to trial. So, they took him to the Lion who sat in the middle of all the animals as the judge. The Lion said, “Call the first...

The true picture (Poetry) 24-01-2008
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
THE TRUE PICTURE It is said that virtuous ladies are scarce And that is being seen As a cliché to most Church folks And it doesn’t sound any different from other common statements Until I met you Until I heard your story Until I saw...

The tube (Poetry) 4-03-2007
by Carlos
Half hour news TV all about constant nothingness white noise in a colourful darkness infinite tasteless flavours mindless supermodel caravans all shake and pose channel singularity in dialed variety tripping on wishful vanities the high...

the ultimate gift (Poetry) 26-02-2008
by cms.kayla-daniels
When I heard your sister died I saw people mourning; tears were pouring from their eyes. I asked you how you were.. you said you were fine; but only I knew you were just sporting lies. I sat in sorrow and wondered why? I knew you were...

The Umuakha Government (Short Story) 4-04-2008
by Royal kenneth Chima
There is this village in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State known as Amaekpu. Amaekpu is located in the former Eastern region of Nigeria which has a large population density. People or inhabitants of this village are disciplined,...

The Uncivil Society (Poetry) 18-07-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
While undulating along in agony forest Her face stood like a stroll for my mystery Perhaps the shocks of ecstasy prevailed Even to the hunger towns by the seaside Homo Sapiens in the coat of habilis Species yet to evolve in ancestral...

The Value of Volunteering (Opinions) 10-06-2002
by Rex Emmanuel Odoemenam
In times past , volunteering for a noble course such as saving lives and community works were highly applauded. It has also been a noble objective that can only come from a gallant mind. Emergencies are one of the situations that provoke the need...

The Value of Wisdom (Opinions) 11-10-2002
by Ayodeji Thomas Adewunmi
Undoubtedly, the events of life are in the hand of God. He appoints the portion of each and everyone of us in our good time and, so far, in our best way. It must always be put in mind what the Holy Scripture says about wisdom. The statement...

The vanguards of tomorrow (Poetry) 1-05-2007
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
The Vanguards of Tomorrow As there is no today without a yesterday No tomorrow without a today No future without a past And no past without a present This is the ‘world ‘of our youth The vanguards of tomorrow When our yesterday was...

The victims (Poetry) 26-03-2007
by friday solomon
The moon dim his light and withdrew himself to the shelters of the cloud;with his "libre" stars bowing to the approaching king of light The sun smiles as it was his turn to light the golden globe, his powerful beam heralds the of a new day;of...

The Virus (Poetry) 2-10-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
Besides the waters stood our ancestral home Built by the strangers who lived once here as citizens Standing with our standing to rubbish our hospitality They lied to us into unbelief and belief… Claim to heal our land shoe acronym is ‘fault’...

The wages of sin (Opinions) 1-03-2003
by Roderick R. Mckenzie Sr.
The Encyclopedia Americana definition for sin states, “Sin is the violation of what is believed to be prohibited by the command of God. It is a violation of conscience or the deliberate doing of what an individual believes to be evil. The...

The Wanderer (Poetry) 22-07-2008
by DELROY NESTER WILLIAMS
I go through the day: Highs and lows, ups and downs, From one position to another, Breeze and currents all together. As dust traveling, as the sands of time I drift with no end in sight. Through the trees, hills and valleys My location is...

The Water Challenge: That Ain't Right! (Opinions) 18-10-2005
by Fa Sy
Every living creature on the planet needs water to survive. In certain parts of the world having access to running water isn’t a right, it’s a privilege. People lack access to clean drinking water and adequate sanitation. Can you believe that...

The Way to Success (Opinions) 12-11-2004
by Joan Wong
Much has been said about the trouble of a negative attitude and the power of a positive outlook. It has always been one against the other, with optimism always winning out in the end. But there is a third way, and in my opinion, it is the most...

The West and Terrorism: A New Approach Needed (Opinions) 31-05-2004
by Antony Felix O. O. Simbowo
Sometime back, Spaniards voted overwhelmingly for a major socialist led government coalition after negatively inspired terrorists spearheaded a blood curdling bombing, which rocked Madrid, the Spanish capital. The ‘brave’ bombers (terrorists)...

The Women in Agamemnon's Life (Short Story) 3-08-2003
by Nandita Saikia
For a long time now, I've been entranced by the story of four of the Women who were a part of the mythical Greek warrior: Agamemnon who was the leader of the Greek forces at Troy. According to Homer he was the king of Mycenae but other sources say...

The World through a Depressed Person’s Eyes (Poetry) 29-11-2006
by Amany
It's so hard not to think about your guilt and your mistakes. It's so hard not to hide and stay in total in darkness, when pain and hatred consume you from the inside and out while guilt stands like a vile in front of every single laugh you do...

The youth and culture (Opinions) 20-03-2003
by Femi Johnson
A deep prognosis of contemporary societies reveals a yawning deficit in the socio-cultural milieu as it pertains to core values and norms of morality. It must be appreciated that the responsibility of the human community in ensuring propagation...

These Men are Wanted! (Opinions) 5-09-2003
by rotimi Olawale
These men are wanted: men and women who are ready to spearhead a revolutionary change in the history of Nigeria. Men and women who believe the clusters of problems in Nigeria can be solved. Men and women who believe that being a Nigerian is not a...

They Are Our Children (Opinions) 24-04-2007
by Adeshola Komolafe
If you have been travelling between cities, you must have come across them. In fact, you would have met them in the streets. Embarrassingly, you would however prefer to admit having had an encounter with them even in your village. Call them...

Things come and go (Poetry) 29-11-2007
by hilary kent
Why do you have to show off your phone cause it's expensive, You deride me and try to derange it, but , its still effective, And hey! I got one before you thought you could, I never made your life miserable- I knew one day you would I'm...

Think Global, Stop Acting (Opinions) 27-02-2004
by Rare breed
“Celebrating positive contributions of people of African descent to society” This was our theme for the events planned for 2004. One might ask who should be celebrating. The more people I spoke to regarding this month’s events the more...

Thinking, the Forgotten Skill (Opinions) 16-06-2002
by Lisa Hallman
When is the last time you've thought about something more then, "What's for dinner tonight?" or, "How's the weather tomorrow?", I'll bet you it's been a while. We go through our days with the same thoughts that it seems our minds also have fallen...

This House needs Builders (Poetry) 22-03-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
This is the house of our mother A great mother called “Africa” We call her by her name Truly our “mama Africa!” Built by the labours Of our heroes and heroines past Part and parcel of a new future Our history, her future In her lies...

This House Needs Builders II (Poetry) 31-03-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
Humans she protects from her womb Though dying she still breathes Live and prospers with tomorrow, her name Prosperity singing at her corridors Her heritage within her and intact In her life tine she still works suffering with abundance of...

This is Africa (Opinions) 26-04-2007
by Siphephile
I rose from the continent of contrasts, of pains and privileges There is a line in the movie Blood Diamonds, where Arnold Vosloo says to Leo De Caprio: “Tia, This is Africa”. This is indeed Africa - a place where some still celebrate...

This is Fatherland (Poetry) 11-11-2002
by Abimbola Babatunde OKUBOTE
This poem was borne out of a desire to see Africans at home or in diaspora to have an undeniable and strong respect for who we are as a people. It is not an attempt to fostere racism but to celebrate our uniqueness in the Global Neighbourhood....

This is my memory of Regina Gelb (Poetry) 22-06-2008
by S
I remember… I remember Chopin’s Nocturne playing in the background while my two older sisters and I danced in the center of our cottage in Central Poland. I remember… I remember my beautifully kind mother and her musings about the future...

This is no Fly-by Play, Face it or Wither (Opinions) 8-02-2008
by Mbũrũ Kamau
Anastaciah (not her real name) is sixteen, but she knows much more than some people older than her. At her age, she should be in high school like her age-mates. Instead, she spends most of her day sleeping, only to wake up later in the evening for...

This is the richest year in human history...ironically (Opinions) 13-03-2007
by Jay-R Patron
Forbes Magazine has recently released its list of the world’s richest; stating no other than Bill Gates as the top most contender in the wealthiest-man-in-the-planet position, with Warren Buffet closing in on the Microsoft founder’s lead. In...

This poem has been removed by request of the author. (Poetry) 22-04-2010
by Buck
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Thorns and Roses (Poetry) 6-11-2003
by Nkiru Banjoko
On this great continent soil Kept by many a people's toil All our effort disasters do foil Wars and famine in every community boil Every heart in fear recoil Our children in poverty coil Even in countries God gave oil Thorns only...

Those Beautiful First Group Bird Sightings. (Poetry) 5-11-2008
by Anthony Fry
A cover of coots, water-nymphs tormenting a stilled silence. A murder of crows, loudly whispering all that local gossip. A peep of chickens, awaiting a magnificent new morning. A dole of doves, hiding amongst honey pots lost up high. A trip...

Those who make history (Short Story) 19-01-2009
by Yagmurov Farhad
“Saturday, June 15th, 1943, would be a day that I would never forget. After a long night’s sleep, I started the day with a smile on my face. On that day, I planned to swim in the river with a friend. But first, after I awoke, I was to do all the...

Thoughts Through the Night (Opinions) 28-02-2002
by Naomi
Remembering when I was a very little girl and sometimes the electricity would suddenly turn off, we had to wait in the darkness....I thought it was a little cozy when we would light up a candle. Now of course the electricity always runs well, so...

Three Poems (Short Story) 23-07-2003
by pxi
Pain brings out the brave Pride enslaves Save your name You’re not to blame You’ve lived your life The charmed ride Hide not the tears Now, is there fear? When death stares at your beautiful face Will you last the race? Bad as...

Tickets to perfect (Poetry) 14-06-2008
by Matthew Salinas
A lonely feeling circles in on the already empty shell of what I used to be; Harder to make sense of all the same words but three. Morning to noon and noon to night, there’s still no great shining light. Life isn’t fair and it’ll never be,...

TIG -call to action (Short Story) 25-08-2009
by samantha.b.marbaniang
In relation to my area of interest and specialization during my internship with TIG (languages), I have carefully selected the topic, “the khasi identity”, as my call to action. Not to mention, a special thank you to a friend, Prashant Das, who...

Time Flies (Poetry) 27-07-2008
by Daniel Nuxe Thomas
It was just yesterday; a visit and a familiar smile, The long walks and that tender voice. Speedily the clock struck and memories rolls like the ocean's wave. Today, no more do I see those smiles and take the walks. Here I am asking why?...

TINAPA: Audacious and laudable (Opinions) 28-04-2007
by Prince Charles Jiduwah
A few days ago, the multi-billion Naira integrated business resort, christened Tinapa, was commissioned in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, by President Olusegun Obasanjo. Located on the Calabar River and contiguous to the Calabar Free...

To Be a Conscious Wanderer (Opinions) 10-04-2010
by Farrah Seucharan
“Not all who wander are lost”(J.R.R. Tolkien). No truer words reflect a time in which are all, to an extent, wanderers. In 2010, in order to thrive on a global scale, we must be wanderers. We need to be fluent not only in our mother tongue, but...

To Beradette, my Haitian friend (Poetry) 25-01-2010
by fatoki taiye timmy
Picture, Haiti Earthquake Cash for Work , by United Nations Development Program, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license . The crest cried As the sea roared. Tragedies fell And your tears I saw. As our world...

To change the world, you have to first change yourself (Opinions) 7-05-2007
by CT
I remember that I have had the ambition of being at Princeton, and of standing at the highest position. Things changed; and yes, I still want to get into Princeton, but for a slightly different purpose. I think about him - my beloved MITer -...

To Love or Not to Love (Poetry) 26-08-2007
by Tabitha Robortella
My wise friend told me that before you give unconditional love You have to find out if the person deserves it. It took me a while to figure out That if someone keeps on hurting you When you've asked them to stop You can love them still - But...

To my charming princess (Poetry) 16-02-2009
by Ayodele Benjamin Smart
You wandered like flame into my dream, Bearing roses to lay at my feet. You turned your head against the world, Flaunted your figure in my face. You are the order in my chaotic existence, the eternal spring. You are the epicenter of my...

To my heart (Poetry) 24-08-2007
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
Stop looking gloomy And downcast! That’s not Your portion. Lift up your eyes, Look around you to see The joy. love and care. Hold not back those Bright smiles of yours. Like the morning sun, Let them break forth; Let them break...

To my loved man (Poetry) 11-08-2007
by John kariem sila
To my loved man The only man I ever loved Told me the day He was going to kiss the death But I was too young To understand, Why, And I did not cry I was strong As my grandmother’s song! My old man is gone Nor ill not sick, As he...

To see you... (Poetry) 12-03-2008
by Remisson Aniceto
You are entirely within me. Just a thought for both: The illusion of hope makes me live, the lie told well satisfies... I can not see you in a long, long, long time... Perhaps you have never seen it, but my mind says, to the...

To Speak or Not To Speak (Opinions) 19-05-2011
by Amiya
During an epistemology lesson, the question of language, which is a way of knowing, came up. The teacher asked if language separated the peoples of the world. The discussion was long and it spilled out into an online forum. The replies were...

To the memory of our ‎generators!‎ (Poetry) 4-06-2007
by Yassir El Ouarzadi
Between the dusk and the dawn, I was imagining a radiant shimmer, A fairy image of resplendence. I was penetrating in cockles of the heart, I thought amply to the generators, Who,sucking in their town, are the actors, Who consume with...

To wake I long (Poetry) 10-02-2009
by Bilal Hamamra
Love to the throne of my being crawled And bitter it tasted in my liver O' Looking here, nowhere I drink wine Chained are in my eyes the wings of Time O' Of living I am unconscious For the silence of my heart to wake I long Ah,...

Tomorrow is Brighter Than We Think (Short Story) 10-04-2010
by Amiya
The subtle buzz of the radio broke Rita’s slumber. It was the first day of the Bengali year and her younger brother decided to start it with a radio broadcast. Rita smiled at the thought of her brother taking a sudden interest in world affairs...

Tomorrow Today (Poetry) 22-05-2008
by Affiah Odhiambo
As I write you these lines, the melody of your laugh as background soothes my tasked heart. Today I strive to make clear my stand as to where you and I stand. You’ve tenderly told me that I am taking too much time; that love unexplored today is...

Tonight (Poetry) 1-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Silence dances The music in my heart, Of you, your sumptous memories. Your palms are hard like a man's Yet drives through, the sieves of my soul And makes the man in me, shivers and quivers! Your love, is hot to the heightest height. I...

Too Little Too Late, Pained is My Fate (Poetry) 24-09-2003
by Zubair Islam
Words wrongly given can’t be taken back Ashamed as I am & pained as you are Talked us off track Led us apart so far Heavy chains tug at my ears Can’t forget mother’s tears Loved through love Loved through pain Will this be done? Till...

Too Much Talk, Too Little Action (Opinions) 14-06-2002
by Lisa Campbell
The Memory Of Mr J who had been poor for years Inherited all the money in the world Bought a gun to blow a hole in his head To let in air and light he said To let me out Today, I have my head to shave There are lights and shadows in...

Toris Okotie (The African Poet) NY (Poetry) 20-04-2007
by Sean Amos
My African Child So young in heart He cried for milk So poor and helpless Mama weeps in pain His eyes so red A week he cried A month ago, To the world he came Mama so young Papa has run Under the bridge They lay their...

Torn (Poetry) 25-10-2006
by Marino Harker-Smith
Two worlds One body A battle going on inside Who am I? Life is, Either black Or White Where does that leave, The grey area In between? Brown mother White father Inter-connected, but worlds apart Kei hea toku turangawaewae? Where...

Towards National Advancement (Opinions) 13-05-2006
by TOPH Bernardo
The talented men that were mentioned in the letter of Dr. Jose Rizal to Fr. Vicente Garcia in 1891, were all defenceless when he referred to them as "talented individuals who die leaving the country nothing but the fame in their name"....

Traditional legal institutions of Somali society. (Opinions) 12-12-2002
by kamal nidam adan
The Somali nation inhabits a vast semi-arid or arid environment in the horn of Africa that is more suitable to traditional animal husbandry. In addition to this dry environment and the dominant pastoral life style, the people share a common...

traditionalism or culture? (Opinions) 4-01-2003
by shola adu
In trying to celebrate Africa"s pre-colonial heritage,culture has been misinterpreted over the years to be traditionalism. Even advocacy for culture preservation has greatly promoted primitiveness. With these embedded in the...

Tragedy (Poetry) 19-10-2005
by aubrey madeline
Tragedy blows through life like a tornado uprooting our hopes and dreams tearing our family apart due to the words we speak putting down our own flesh and blood saying the words you are nobody with no goals in life to achieve do you see the...

Transição (Poetry) 18-07-2007
by Remisson Aniceto
É tão fria a cova e tão escuro o horto onde depositam meu corpo doente! _ Como a cova é fria se o corpo é morto? A partir de agora só a alma sente... Ah! Esta cama rude onde estou deitado e este quarto escuro e tão bem fechado! Tento...

Treading On All Our Heels (Poetry) 3-08-2008
by Melissa Leigh Snowden
We must be kind to each other, There's something behind everyone Treading on all our heels; What makes it go? We've got to go Somewhere and not escape it Exactly, but at least be aware. No, we're not always alone with our struggles Others...

Treasure of Lust (Poetry) 7-01-2009
by Ayodele Benjamin Smart
The object of love Align from the acute distance of self comfort Illusion of your co-existence Wondered away like a frame of fire Bearing roses that fade away Decay of seed that spice up emotions Fallacy of love engross the soul Living life...

Tree of Knowledge by Vittal Koppal (Opinions) 19-10-2007
by Vittal Koppal
The Tree of Knowledge By Vittal Koppal No, knowledge is not just a lifeless recording of facts and figures as you believe it to be. Knowledge is power, even though knowledge appears to be invisible and not existent it is beyond space,...

Tribute to a martyr (Poetry) 22-09-2007
by JESUTOFUNMI JESUGBAMILA. ADEDAMOLA
There lived a man, a great man A distinguished scholar, remarkably dignified And his personality was humble to the core His main belief which he scrupulously defended Was the notion which claimed JUSTICE&FREEDOM WERE VERY FUNDAMENTAL TO LIFE...

Tribute To My Father (Poetry) 27-03-2008
by Enyinna Onwusonye
I still cannot believe I wont see you again Within me is so much emptiness and pain You didn’t have to go, Leaving me to face the world alone… Wrapped in a white suit in that box, I asked myself – is life worth living? After all the...

Triciclo Perú (Opinions) 9-07-2007
by ANDDY JOEL LANDACAY HERNANDEZ
Por: Anddy Landacay Hernández Sobre el Perú se han hecho infinidad de definiciones, Perú, país adolescente, País de todas las sangres, Mendigo sentado en un banco de oro, etc. Intelectuales de la talla de Mariategui, Basadre, Raimondi,...

Triple T and Miss X (Poetry) 20-03-2007
by Lize-Leandra Ehlers
Where do you go when you stare at a utensil in life? Namely, the fork. Gravel or tarred, you may ask, yes, the decision is hard. You formulate individual weight, But the scale stays in universal equilibrium. Both in both Each in each...

True Volunteerism (Opinions) 10-06-2002
by Gerald Derome
Knowledge The only true volunteerism is that we, all of mankind, vote to donate the rest of our lives for the future. This way we could put aside those class systems that linger from our animal days. Survival of the fittest is not an individual...

Truth (Poetry) 7-09-2003
by prernac
To love is to cherish But to hate, is also to love. The Right is just But what is wrong, is also just. To love, is right To hate, is just. The right to hate, is just to love. In due time, the question arises: What is Truth? Does it lie,...

Truth, Love & Synergy -- A Choice (Opinions) 8-03-2002
by Timothy Wilken
David C. Korten writes: "The following thought experiment frames the problem before us and the essential needs a planetary system of living economies must address. "Six billion people live together on a crowded planet. A hundred million —less...

Trying to find... (Poetry) 20-02-2007
by Zaruhi Kocharyan
My heart is sinking, It’s time to save it from drown. My tears are flying, My heart is crying alone. My soul is empty Without any blossom of love. And I’m walking quickly, My steps are carrying me to unknown place. You...

Trying to find… (Poetry) 20-02-2007
by Zaruhi Kocharyan
My heart is sinking, It’s time to save it from drown. My tears are flying, My heart is crying alone. You see that I’m falling, That I’m going down. My eyes are closing and It’s hard for them to be opened now. My soul is empty...

Two Poems (Poetry) 23-07-2003
by pxi
Ying Yang Everything is deathless, to each, a soul, As immortal and endless, as complete and whole... Senseless it sounds, to a cynical few And forever's just a word a child once knew But beyond surrender, just around the bend Answers...

Ubomi Life in Imizamu Yethu (Opinions) 9-08-2006
by Marcia C. Schenck
South Africa Imporessions: Ubomi Life in Imizamo Yethu On a sunny, warm January day my feet carry me over the gravel roads and muddy, stony paths of Imizamo Yethu. Imizamo Yethu, better known to the locals as Mandela Park, is the Township...

Un Noir à la Maison Blanche. Et Alors? (Opinions) 6-11-2008
by ONDO ELLASSOUMOU CAREL DORIAN
Depuis la participation en phase finale des Elections présidentielles aux Etats Unis d'une homme de peau autre que blanche, on se croit permis de tout penser. En effet, l'ancien candidat, aujourd'hui vainqueur des élections...

Una isla para definir (Opinions) 2-02-2008
by Alexia Alvarez Barros
"Cuba es una pequeña isla del Caribe llena de negros y de blancos, que tocan maracas, que juegan beisbol, les gusta el boxeo, juegan dominó, donde hace mucho calor, donde la gente siempre está en la playa y les gusta comer frutas como les gusta...

Una mirada al voluntariado en el Perú (Opinions) 28-03-2008
by magaly oviedo gamero
Entrevista a Nadia Ramos* 1.- ¿Cuál es tu concepto de voluntariado? Es el ejercicio de nuestra ciudadanía en busca de justicia y cambio de nuestra realidad, es dejar de lado nuestra indiferencia para organizarnos haciendo o deteniendo algo...

Understanding Differences (Opinions) 11-07-2005
by Thomas Ronald Shotwell
Why is it that when someone walks by who looks \"odd\", most of us have this need to look and stare like that person is from outer space. If someone talks funny, or has a problem speaking for what ever reason, they get laughed at to their face or...

Understanding World Religions, Understanding our Common Humanity. (Short Story) 8-08-2003
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
For many years, Americans have been introduced to diverse religious beliefs and cultures. This has been made possible through the convergence of virtually every part of the world on American soil, and particularly since the U.S emerged as a global...

Une autre façon de raisonner!!! (Opinions) 14-11-2008
by akadiry nzamba mohamed mahfouz
On pourrait croire que le temps empêchait le monde d'aller vers son évolution en voulant suivre son inexorable dessein. Au premier chant de coq si l'on pouvait mourrir dans la claustrophobie, j'aurais demandé une autre sentence que...

Une histoire jalonnée de ‎succès (Poetry) 4-06-2007
by Yassir El Ouarzadi
Quand je pénétrais dans les abîmes de ma mémoire, ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎Je méditais, je me souvenais et je songeais à mes aïeux,‎ ‎ ‎ ‎Emblèmes de volonté, de dévouement et d’espoir,‎ ‎Oh ! Je regardais une lumière éclairer les cieux.‎ Véritablement,...

Unexplored (Poetry) 30-04-2008
by Kayla
There is a world out there That I do not know. It exists, I am sure, But I have never been there I have never tasted that food Smelled those smells Run on that land Felt that wind Or heard that language. They tell me what it is. But...

Unidad Latinoamericana: Rescatar la Riqueza Común (Opinions) 19-11-2003
by Damian Profeta
El hecho de haber nacido en una tierra americana, sin duda, constituye una forma de identidad que no puede obviarse. Estoy seguro de que es, a la vez, posibilidad de recuperación y despliegue, y posibilidad de olvido y repliegue. Y es en el...

unity in diversity (Opinions) 23-10-2002
by MOTUNRAYO BAMIGBOYE.
I'm a nigerian by birth and i've lived there all my life and i just want to share a little about the yoruba tribe one can find in my country. There are 3 main ethnic groups in nigeria the yorubas, ibos and hausas.each ethnic group is further...

UNITY IN DIVERSITY (Opinions) 21-08-2006
by foy franklin
INTRODUCTION The Society of Humankind can claim to be unique in the extent to which it actively seeks and enthusiastically encourages both unity and diversity among and between its memberships. Others have too often asserted that human...

Unity in Diversity! (Poetry) 2-12-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
Nigeria is my country Yes my country indeed I grew up to find that I was in Nigeria They told me I was a Nigerian. I believed it and celebrated it I grew up to know that we are a great people United as a nation in diversity Diversity in...

Unplugged and connected (Opinions) 3-03-2009
by Stuart Dykstra
Picture a pocket sized address book in your head for second… Listed down the right hand side are the letters A through Z on little tabs, each well designed for flicking from entry to entry effortlessly. Now imagine if, every time you turned the...

Unrequited (Poetry) 30-05-2008
by jean celeste paredes
Love is like a river; it finds ways, Softens even the hardest stone. What’s destiny’s cruel intention? Hearts harder than a rock, stronger than a bone. There I was, gazing from afar At my beautiful star, Waiting to fall To reach this...

Untitled (Poetry) 23-05-2003
by Conrad Syiem
in fields of crickets the wind whispers i stand covered in darkness like some ancient knight swallowed in by the sleepy moon under the skies are seasons waiting to be born and like some crushed prayer this...

Urban Cool (Opinions) 21-11-2005
by Cheryl Gudz
special to TakingITGlobal from Cafe Babel This article is available in Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Deutsch, Catala From hip hop to slang, there is an abundance of creativity in ‘ghetto culture’. As a response to unemployment and...

Vacina para combater o vírus da AIDS (Opinions) 18-11-2010
by Tony Pent
Vacina para combater o vírus da AIDS Desde que surgiu o vírus da AIDS todos os experimentos para se chegar a uma vacina, não foram para lugar algum. Todos os seguimentos demonstram um grau avançado de dificuldade e pode se afirmar que tão...

Valentines` day... (Poetry) 14-02-2007
by hazem al jaber
Valentines` day... Happy Valentine’s day... On this day I wished that you were with me... On this day I wanted to give you a red rose... On this day I wanted to give you my sympathy... On this day I wanted to give you loyalty On...

VARIOUS NIGERIA (Poetry) 2-02-2007
by Olagbemiro Ibukun
A typical African country that produces crude oil; Once a major exporter of some Agricultural products; A heartily corrupt nation that holds upper hand in religious activities; A country of heaven’s deposits indebted internationally to...

vicious circle.... (Poetry) 1-10-2006
by hazem al jaber
Vicious circle.... My dreams' space... has no limit the beginning of any trip finished with another trip and when arrived if i got what i reached the old berths seduced me to go back again to the old yearning and to that desires and...

Victim of a broken home (Poetry) 15-11-2009
by dappa maple
Each time I get distressed about my ordeals as a product of separated parents, the title of Ngugi wa Thiong'o’s book, Weep not child is of great solace to me. Growing up for me was a very awful experience. Waking up and getting ready for school,...

Victims on stage twelve. (Poetry) 4-08-2007
by Robert Dodginghorse
Victims on stage twelve What are these stages we face. Without warning,we are confronted A new game, a new war life's chaotic place. Answers tremble, from a drunk Mother's lips, "it wont get better" There we stand, on a hope beaten cliff....

Vida de Pobre (Poetry) 22-04-2007
by juan bautista perez
EL cielo de mi vida es gris las tardes son cada vez mas tristes yo he soñado con ser feliz.. a tu lado vida mia.. si es pecado ser un pobre, en la vida es atros delito yo nunca engañare y no dare por oro lo que es cobre Yo siempre he...

Violence and poverty fuels HIV/AIDS in young women (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
For many young women, protecting themselves from HIV/AIDS is not a choice. As we mark both World AIDS day and 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, it’s important to look at just how closely the two are linked. If governments are serious...

Violence Speaks (Poetry) 19-02-2007
by Tiffany Saxon
Driving down a dark street, raging havoc on the person one seeks. Smoking' on the Mary J., displays the premonitions of one's own mission, to strike out with all deadly intentions. seeing the crowd of man, reaching for the gun raising...

Virginia Tech and Islam (Opinions) 3-05-2007
by Ashroff ali Rasik fareed
Virginia Tech and Islam When the tragedy at Virginia Tech was unfolding on the news, many American Muslims prayed for the victims and their families and for all of those who were affected by the tragedy. Like most Americans they gave their...

Virginia Tech massacre (Opinions) 23-04-2007
by Ashroff ali Rasik fareed
Virginia Tech massacre, interplay of US domestic, foreign policies by ashroffali The gory killings recently at the Virginia Tech University in the US, while unsettling underscoring the violence - prone nature of American society, helps...

Vision (Poetry) 8-12-2006
by Irena Kagansky
Vision— Thursday, May 04, 2006, 2:08:00 PM Vision is blurred, The mind unclear, Struggling to break away, It hurts. The next action a retraction, from the self? The vision is constant; Penetrating the mind, Head exploding...

VISIÓN DE LIDERAZGO, DEMOCRACIA Y DESARROLLO SOCIAL EN LOS ABOGADOS JÓVENES (Opinions) 26-06-2008
by CHRISTIAN PARDO REYES
VISIÓN DE LIDERAZGO, DEMOCRACIA Y DESARROLLO SOCIAL EN LOS ABOGADOS JÓVENES Por: Christian Pardo Reyes (*) Presidente de la Internacional Juvenil (IJ) “Primer Encuentro Universitario del Derecho Iberoamericano, PERÚ 2008” Consejo...

Viviendo los Idiomas (Opinions) 3-06-2004
by Martín Miguel Arias
Conceptualmente podemos decir que un idioma es: “Expresión de una cultura, medio de comunicación, el idioma es un instrumento al servicio de la comunidad que lo utiliza; siempre en evolución”. (UNESCO) En el mes del Idioma quisiera...

Vivre ensemble, différents (Poetry) 22-10-2008
by Sessi HOUNKANRIN,PCC
Vivre ensemble, différents C'est comprendre la diversité, entendre les singularités Apprécier la pluralité des hommes, l'originalité des formes Transcender les couleurs de peau et la variété des mots.... Pour le dire.... Vivre ensemble,...

Vizinho ilustre (Poetry) 15-01-2008
by Remisson Aniceto
Nova Era é tão perto, tão perto de Itabira, que quase vejo Drummond na Sêrro Verde na Sêrro Azul. Mas como vê-lo onde ele nunca foi?

Você é especial (Poetry) 10-07-2010
by Yan Paiva Campos
Você é especial A cada vez que o tempo passa algo especial acontece Vejo você a qualquer momento, em qualquer lugar, seja aonde for E nos momentos que não estou perto de ti Minha alma desaparece e não consigo ir em frente. Quando seguro...

Voices in the Wind - Globalisation and Vanishing Languages (Opinions) 11-07-2005
by Selene Biffi
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world” L. Wittgenstein Imagine living in a world where whatever you say has a meaning for you only, or for just a few others. Now instead imagine living in a world where languages abound, but...

Voices in the Wind - Globalisation and Vanishing Languages (Opinions) 1-09-2005
by Selene Biffi
“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world” L. Wittgenstein Imagine living in a world where whatever you say has a meaning for only you and for a few others. Now instead imagine living in a world where languages abound but you...

Voices of Youth (Poetry) 2-04-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
No denial. We professed it We declared, produced and proclaimed humanity It is our incentives, our signatories Our voices – our visions Spoken for our advantage for generations unborn Committed ourselves This Day to sustainable people We...

Voluntariado en Londres (Short Story) 28-02-2006
by Nadia Ramos Serrano
Haciendo Voluntariado en Londres Parte I *Nadia Ramos Serrano Coordinadora para Latinoamérica y el Estado de las Pequeñas Islas Peace Chile Internacional - Londres Hace un mes que partí de mi querido Perú dejando atrás el riquísimo...

Volunteering (Short Story) 15-10-2009
by Arrey Emmanuel Enow
1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I am Arrey Emmanuel Enow. I live in Yaounde, Cameroon. I have a Masters degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and a Diploma in Management. I am a writer and write on diverse subjects. I strive...

Volunteering is love amongst humanity! (Short Story) 4-10-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
I sit in a home which most Costa Ricans would think was that of a very wealthy North American. It was once only a cabina that my wife and I built with the last of our savings. I am almost ashamed when I invite my "Tico" {Costa Rican} friends...

Volunteering in Latin America and Online (Short Story) 27-10-2009
by Samantha Hodder
I have worked and volunteered with several non-profit organizations in Canada and Latin America and the experiences I have had have been incredibly enriching. While volunteering in rural Ecuador, I was able to do environmental work, community...

Vontade (Poetry) 31-08-2008
by Paulo Ricardo Farine Milani
Fui expectador da vida por muito tempo Agora quero participar da atração principal Quero a minha contribuição Quero sentir o meu peso Quero sentir que existo... Surgiu o momento de oferecer o melhor de mim Tenho planos Tenho planos...

Voy a inventar un país que se llame La Tierra (Poetry) 20-05-2005
by Miguel Angel Arenas
Voy a inventar un país que se llame La Tierra (I am going to invent a country which name is Earth) Miguel Angel Arenas (Spain) ¿Nunca os habéis preguntado qué...

W.T.O: New Cage for a Developing World (Opinions) 29-10-2003
by Kashif Zulfiqar
Foreign polices of Capitalist nations are primarily driven by Economic interests, i.e. profit maximization, which translates to accessing new markets for its capital (Foreign investment), goods and services. International trade necessitates the...

Wake Up and Smell the Cake (Opinions) 4-09-2005
by nadeem malik
Wake Up and Smell the Cake IDEA: NADEEM REHMAN MALIK Birthdays – boon or bane? Either you love them or hate them. You either look forward eagerly to the ‘oh so special’ day in the calendar or dread the very month in which it falls. I...

War & peace: the non-stop battle (Poetry) 2-04-2010
by chelsea
War can do nothing but bring problems and issues. It can deprive us of our goals and peace, and it can take away everything in an instance. What is the point of war? To some it's being able to carry a gun and blow things up, but it goes...

War... (Poetry) 11-08-2007
by John kariem sila
War The fight is my spring Everything was weird at first And has been ever since How it was and will always be How I miss the cultivation of peace And planting of hope For a people with the same need Let us sow the seeds of freedom...

War: the structure of evil (Opinions) 15-03-2010
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
Any war is from the hearts and minds of the [wo]men who created it, and it is up to them to end it. It is up to all of us to stop it and them. Would the killing go on if we did not raise a weapon? Let the aggressor fall upon his own realm of...

Warrior (Poetry) 23-04-2007
by dare oshinuga
I I'd be the cork on the scum-rivers of mass destitution I'd be the stubborn grass blunt cutlass jabs of oppression bouncing off my stalks I'd be the under-the-breath-hum of resistance-songs of hope of a future, bright I'd be...

Was werde ich tun, wenn der Tod auf uns herablächelt? (Poetry) 23-09-2006
by Sisch
Was werde ich tun, wenn der Tod auf uns herablächelt? Ich werde dir sagen, wie schön deine Augen sind. Ich werde dir sagen, dass du wie ein Licht bist in der Dunkelheit. Ich werde dir sagen, dass ich dich ganz und gar liebe. Denn wenn der...

Water (Poetry) 11-05-2003
by Andrew Willis
A drink that once relieved should not have been believed. A heat, a drought, soon dried it out, and I had been deceived. I took the time to drink, yet saw no need to think. The day I pay is far away, I'll pour you down the sink. Somebody...

Water needs humanity’s help (Poetry) 24-03-2009
by Ayo Morakinyo
Hear them calling for me in the desert See them reaching for me in the oasis Watch them play with me as I rain down I wonder if man could ever do without me Vegetation cries out for me Nations give way to me Lands open up for me Who can...

Way of life (Poetry) 29-05-2009
by Yashoda
Struggle finds out the pathways to opportunity Only which is the source of energy Lots of tensions and only a handful success No way and idea about the future Which is the main source of torture That's worthless to be suggested by others...

We are growing (Siyakhula) (Poetry) 3-03-2006
by ANNELINE
We are growing as darkness into light and thus we have an excellent sight We are growing as the root into the tree and thus we strive to be the best for the world to see we are a united nation, you and me We are growing as night into day...

we are not terrorists (Opinions) 13-06-2007
by AMINE CHERRAI
My dear world I am also human I am MUSLIM, and like all the Christians and the Jewish, I believe the Resurrection, the Death, the Hell, the Paradise…and I worship GOD-ALLAH And because I am alive, I prefer life than death, I like music,...

We are Proud We are Black (Poetry) 12-10-2005
by Omoruyi Osaretin Samuel
You are not me You are you I am me You cannot be me Let me be me I hate these people They are not me They do not want me to be me They want me to be them Then who will be me? They feel they are perfect I should be perfect...

We fatten all animals to fatten ourselves and we fatten ourselves for maggots (Opinions) 2-02-2008
by Agbenyo John Stephen
Each year the World Day Against Child Labour has often focused on one of the “Worst Forms of Child labour” listed in Convention No.182, starting with the Unconditional Worst Forms, such as child trafficking. This was then followed by child...

We Had the Time (Poetry) 7-04-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
Depression- is it due to recession, Or the humiliation of some who were Subjected to dictatorship? Depression is not shown by the drop of my tear, because That teardrop is spread amongst the many pieces of my Hart, That only wish it could...

We Have Everything (Poetry) 28-10-2008
by Osamuyi Okpame
We have everything We have nothing When our children Become wayward Our brothers Become cultists and fraudsters Our sisters Become whores and adulterers Education is taken for granted Get rich quick, Becomes our slogan And...

We Have Hope in the Imperative and Challenges of Mainstreaming Youth in Leadership and Governance (Opinions) 15-06-2006
by Carrie Ndoka
Generally speaking, it can safely be argued without a doubt that leadership and governance are engines for growth and development. Over the years, Africa has had to contend with crises associated with leadership and governance, which have...

We have to be the voice of our time (Poetry) 25-03-2008
by Affiah Odhiambo
We have to be the voice of our time, We have to tell the story, the story of a nation, A nation of a people, a people of diversity, Diversity of wealth, wealth of resources, Cultures, tribes, peace, love, unity, Envied wealth we ‘unenviably’...

We Live In A Jungle After All! (Opinions) 9-07-2003
by Lucia Sui
The jungle is the home of the moose, the deer, the antelopes, the caribous, their kind and their neighbours. It is also the home to the butterflies, ants, mosquitoes, their species and their families. It is also the home of the owls, the sparrows,...

We were beautiful! (Poetry) 24-07-2010
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Ups, downs... but life was full. We were beautiful! We laughed with our hearts And fought with our consciences. Always looked in each other's eyes And we didn't have to think twice: At least, we weren't good at lies. We saw nothing but...

We were like two worlds colliding.- (Opinions) 1-06-2007
by Rwax Qax
"We were like two worlds colliding." It was one of the worst breakup lines I'd ever heard. For while the young man appropriately identified disparities in background and lifestyle, he overlooked the reality that every relationship—and, I've...

Wear Your Attitude (Opinions) 22-06-2004
by Nandita Saikia
This isn't an ad for a clothing company but it is the first thing which came into my mind after I heard about a Belgian town called Geel (which is pronounced 'Hale' and lies 25 miles away from Antwerp). It's a town where, for over a thousand...

What a blessing you have been to me! (Poetry) 24-01-2008
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
WHAT A BLESSING YOU HAVE BEEN TO ME! We all appreciate the impact Of our biological fathers And their labour over our lives But sadly, very few of us Really had that kind of experience With our biological fathers That we greatly...

What a mystery! (Poetry) 5-10-2007
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
Tired of everything about relationships Decided to stay single and get settled Enjoying every moment of the present phase Without any strange feeling of inadequacies What can I say Or how do I explain it Stocked in-between two divergent...

What does racism do? (Opinions) 31-03-2003
by Leanne P
What do people get out of racism, I mean, does it make one feel special or important to know they have made someone of another race or culture sad. You know, if you think about it, it is pointless, here in Canada, Indians, Asian, Africans,...

What Exactly Makes us African? Is it Solely our Skin Colour? (Opinions) 25-02-2007
by Norma
An article in the February 22nd edition of the 'Daily Nation', one of Kenya’s leading daily newspapers caught my attention. The article, “Too much ado over 'Ugali', yet it's recent addition to our menu”, by Charles Onyango-Obbo, made reference to...

What is a Boy? What is a Girl? (Short Story) 28-10-2003
by Nourhan Mohammad Aboulabbas
I came to the world four years ago, but I wasn’t alone. I was one of two twins. I remember being held up-side down and wrapped in something warm. But what I remember most is what happened when my twin came to life after me. Just as soon as...

What is Body Language? (Opinions) 19-02-2007
by Rwax Qax
Body Language is the unspoken communication that goes on in every Face-to-Face encounter with another human being. It tells you some one's true feelings towards you and how well your words are being received. Between 60-80% of our message is...

What is Love? (Opinions) 11-09-2007
by Nima Shirali
What, then, is love? I am at first inclined to express my intuition. Love is thus. It is when a being, animate or not, imposes upon the soul deep sorrow but makes that soul feel lucky that it is that soul, and not another, that has fallen victim...

What is Love? (Poetry) 8-11-2008
by Shahnawaz Chachar
When you find yourself out of emotions, feelings and dealings that shows the peak of your love, and when you feel and understand all these exteriors that shows the weakness of your Love.

What they don’t know is ... (Poetry) 23-09-2006
by Racquel Nixon
A girl thinks she has to be thin A boy thinks he has to be ripped A woman thinks her stretch marks must go A man thinks his hair should be thick She wants to be a supermodel He wants to be popular among the girls She wants to land a...

What would life be without the Premier League? (Opinions) 23-01-2009
by Jacob Waiswa
Around 1990s and a few years that followed, football made in German was the main foreign soccer entertainment in Uganda –along Africa Cup and World Cup. It made people’s lives, and beers; club and pilsner filled tables. And German soccer, Cameroon...

What’s in a Name? (Opinions) 24-07-2003
by pike
In case you were wondering, my name really IS piKe. Sure, I also have a given name – given before anyone knew who I would turn out to be. I have another name that was passed down by men in my family. These names *sometimes* appear in Arthur,...

When Christmas comes knocking, the village goes wild (Short Story) 26-01-2008
by VICTOR RASUGU
Nothing stirs excitement and thrill in my village like the season of Christmas. Now the dust is just settling after a busy schedule of studying for the primary, secondary and post secondary. It is common to see bare footed children running up and...

When I'm racing with destiny (Poetry) 10-05-2006
by BEN HUR
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away When I'm racing with destiny Each day I live, I want to be A day to give, the best of me I'm only one, but not alone My finest day, is yet unknown Each day I live, I want to be the best of...

When my Heart Stops Beating (Short Story) 15-04-2003
by christopher bernardo
I have known no love till you came into my life. Every time you smile, all day’s anxieties seem bearable. My aggravation fades away as your subtle voice whispers its melody to my ears. Whenever we meet I distraughtly try to put my best foot...

When the minds dance... (Poetry) 6-06-2005
by Sessi HOUNKANRIN,PCC
When the minds dance Shapes and Colours Enhance Words and Pictures Move and meld Romance Sweetly When the minds dance All the worlds advance Sweetly Without Prance When the minds dance Don't even take a glance You could...

When You Divorce Me, Carry Me Out in Your Arms (Opinions) 8-04-2008
by Nekesah
The story is not mine but I thought it interesting I could not get the source of the story but it worth the sharing.................. I quote: "On my wedding day, I carried my wife in my arms. The bridal car stopped in front of our one-room...

Where ? (Poetry) 19-06-2007
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
Where do i find a purpose ? In my hobbies that i love so much ? In my studies which is a quest ? In my friends for which i tick ? Where do i find my mission ? In the light of wisdom ? In the parlor of knowledge ? In the...

Where am I from if I am I in everywhere? (Poetry) 9-05-2005
by Miguel Angel Arenas
I was born from my mother’s womb, further more than that, my land is the air I breath. Because I’ve been ancient Greek in front of the Aegean, with my pupils full of undefined seas. I’ve been Italian when the Vesuvius buried me and French...

Where Can Your Heart Reach? (Opinions) 18-08-2003
by neema mbeyu
Change is inevitable and a quest for man's life. It lingers in lips and has posed a challenge for it is not spontaneous. It manifests with time and has no limit. I grew up never knowing what really counts in my future. Nevertheless I had a...

Where did the son go? (Poetry) 14-01-2008
by Naudy
He was born yesterday and today became a man. He slipped away from my life without a word. He makes his own rules and regulations. He does not need me anymore. He cannot be told anything anymore. He does not listen to reason. He does as he...

Where do I Stand? (Poetry) 17-03-2004
by Amy Megsin
Where do I stand? Do I stand at all? Does the blood in my veins Make any call? Does the world look at me And see a shining star? Or am I just some dirt? A smudge, a mark, a scar? I'm nothing to the world. I live just to die. Thinking...

Where is Africa off to? (Opinions) 29-07-2005
by Francis Cardinal
Colonization has, in fact, deeply scared African people but I think what needs to be done is to get Africans to start believing in themselves again, to work together, to appreciate the greatness of their own culture, to stop trying to be what...

Where is it going? (Opinions) 7-12-2002
by Andrew Lauman
“1 Now the whole earth had one language and few words. 2 And as men migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." And they...

Where? (Poetry) 14-06-2008
by Matthew Salinas
Where… where has it gone, all that used to belong? I let the wind take it all away, and cried the whole day. A storm ruined my whole life, dusk to dawn I’ve felt the strife. Not my fault the way it is, stolen from me was all my bliss. Not my...

White Slang (Opinions) 10-11-2003
by melanie mae
The article that I chose to comment, using personal observations, was Black Children, Black Speech by Dorothy Seymour. The article by Barbara Mellix, From Outside, It reminded me of other autobiographical readings from Richard Rodriguez and Ngugi...

White, Black and Grey (Short Story) 12-03-2010
by Ahmad Magdy
The three ducks were intimate friends. They were not in fact three, they were more than this little number. The flock consisted of about ten ducks but some analysts concluded that Darwin’s survival of the fittest theory contributed a great deal to...

Who am i (Poetry) 11-08-2007
by John kariem sila
Who am I? I am the old building ruin Saluting freedom, And my soul is a walking shadow Of past and present, O future of my arrow Be brave as tomorrow. I am sweet As Cashew drink Going home drunk, So who am I? I guess I am...

Who Am I? (Poetry) 6-10-2003
by Anthony J. Johnson
Who am I? That now looks out through the eyes that once leered at me, what vision of clarity, I now find hard to see. I am the warmth that now fills the depths of your soul, the mind you think you have is no longer in control. I can make...

Who Am I? (Opinions) 3-05-2007
by Esther Agbarakwe
Nigerian culture and Identity is one of great pride to many young people especially my humble self and I will in my next generation to be a Nigerian ten times more (if there will be a next generation of myself!!!!) Culture is the way of life of...

Who am I? (Poetry) 10-04-2009
by Surya Gaire
Who am I? Is the question Scratching my mind. No one can define me Myself too, can’t define And explain; who am I. Am I not like others? Sometimes hurts my mind And says no by the nature Around, which I can’t find. Wind blows, river...

Who are you to tell me who I am? (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
On the 7 March 2004 when I was 17 years old I started hating all men. It took one man to make me hate all men. I hated him so much. The only thing I could think of was killing him. On that night I made a promise to myself that I’d never associate...

WHO DO WE CHOOSE ? (Opinions) 27-04-2007
by George Osaremen Alenkhe
WHO DO WE CHOOSE ? By GEORGE OSAREMEN ALENKHE PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL 1B NAWFIA CLOSE P.O.BOX 1408 INDEPENDENCE LAYOUT ENUGU It is my candid opinion that if Nigeria must develop and make progress in this century, it is imperative...

Who is to Blame? (Poetry) 23-05-2004
by Simon
"You can’t blame them" I’m not blaming them though In their place you would have done same They brought pressure Filling up the vacant land So is the corridor of power like They weren’t born trouble makers But made Made by our society...

Why Africa? (Poetry) 1-11-2008
by kaboyo julius
Why should it be Africa, where children starve amidst food, people die evil deaths without cause, war wipes out entire communities and commodities and causes panic inside our intestines-- leading to miscarriages that discourage our courage?...

Why are you worried for peace? (Opinions) 16-05-2008
by Siddharth Vikram Asthana
World peace is quite a large question for politicians and many intellectuals like you. Generally, people think that if the world remains in the same political, physical, theoretical and mental conditions, then doomsday of Earth is very certain and...

Why can’t we stay young? (Poetry) 12-04-2008
by Carlos
Why can’t we stay young forever? Why do our bones age and ache? Why does life seem to pass by faster and faster? Why can’t we stay simple and pure? What is Patriotism? Why can’t we play like children? Why do we thirst for power...

Why Did You Make Me Black God??? (Poetry) 13-03-2007
by John Doe
This is deep y'all so take your time....... Why Did You Make Me Black Lord .... Lord .... Why did you make me black? Why did you make someone the world would hold back? Black is the color of dirty clothes, of grimy hands and...

Why Do We Celebrate? (Opinions) 30-11-2003
by Wojciech Gryc
Every year, thousands upon thousands of people choose to leave work, skip school, and possibly come together to form a massive group to celebrate... The people come in all shapes and sizes, and nationality need not be an issue. What do they...

Why follow the Christian Religion? (Opinions) 10-11-2002
by Roderick R. Mckenzie Sr.
My reading audience, it is impossible to write on such a comparative topic without being bias toward the Christian religion, for it is mandated by God in His scriptures for a Christian to teach all Nations about Christ. The Christian religion is...

Why I Like Being African (Poetry) 14-11-2006
by Henry Ekwuruke
Being African is not being black Every being is African What a blessed generation History beckons! Lions are happy I am happy, to be in this land, Africa! My motherland and my fatherland A place were sun shines and rain rains Thick hair...

Why is Haiti so poor? Lessons for Africa (Opinions) 15-02-2010
by Norma
Picture, Cité Soleil Earthquake 6 , by Marcello Casal Jr., licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license . The Island of Hispaniola in the Western hemisphere is divided into two countries: the western one third of the...

Why love? (Poetry) 1-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Why must I love? Why do I give? What If I seize? Clear my daze. I see circles, Drawing into angles. I see the airs, I hear the stars. Why regard authority? Why desire an identity? Where truly comes liberty? Tell me of haunting for...

why me (Poetry) 19-04-2008
by Miss Itohan Oviasu
A desire to excel A demand of excellence A desire to please A requirement of service A hunger for more An obligation for even more family and friend's support but with them comes a pang of responsibility I could just walk away turn...

Why Trent Lott’s remarks hurt more than the ‘average American’ (Opinions) 30-12-2002
by Mike Blanchard
[img:106:left]Regardless of why the now infamous remark made by Trent Lott took so long to offend people – there was a delay of outrage for at least 5 days – the impact it had stretches far past the halls of power in the G.O.P and the Senate....

Wikipedia en Argentina: “Queremos difundir los contenidos libres y la cultura wiki” (Interviews) 3-09-2007
by Damian Profeta
Como un signo inequívoco del importante crecimiento de la comunidad hispanohablante de la famosa enciclopedia online Wikipedia , el sábado 1 de septiembre se creó la Asociación Wikimedia Argentina . Uno de sus integrantes nos explica los...

Wisdom of a Child (Poetry) 21-06-2007
by Sean Amos
Stop counting... her mother would say as the black cars passed by... She said: All those....who keep count be the next ones to die... One, two, three, four, five, six..that'll do the mother was terse..... Are you mad... rabidly crazy...you...

With My Eyes Shut (Poetry) 24-06-2003
by Patrick Earl B. Neri
With my eyes shut, you gently blew a kiss in my ear and I squirm as you ran your fingers down my nape You wrapped an arm around my shoulders as if to pull me close to your chest and you slid your other arm around my waist sending quivers...

Woman (Opinions) 5-07-2004
by Enyinna Onwusonye
The last thing God made. Men call it God’s mistake, and they have so much proof to make it true; Wasn’t it a woman that deceived Adam into eating that forbidden fruit? Were they not women that made Astute King Solomon walk away from God? Wasn’t it...

Womanhood (Poetry) 8-03-2007
by wahooe
http://wahooe.tigblog.org/post/165687 Womanhood, We are all sisters and Brothers, He who have ears to hear , let him hear, Safe and Sound . A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother....

Women Revolt (Poetry) 25-12-2006
by Aderemi Adegbite
Weaker sex we’re known and termed, We are made idle like lexis Without structure to construct sentences. They treat us as infants for we’re fragile; To rear offspring we’re considered fertile ’Tis then we would be teased as agile. Stop...

Women's Rights in Islam: Various Interpretations (Opinions) 29-11-2003
by Ayman El Hakea
Stereotyping Islam as a religion aiming to oppress women is a direct result of the abuse of Islam by some Muslim states, depending on the absolute respect given to religion by Muslim societies. In fact, Islamic law, if interpreted outside of its...

Women's Rights is Human Rights (Poetry) 2-04-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
Women right is right against poverty Right to human dignity, freedom and respect We dream of a conquered future With our voices together heard We have pleaded to mother earth for assistance The inspiration to mark our limitations Sad...

Women’s Emancipation: Tragedy or Vindication for a Just Cause? (Opinions) 12-11-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
The women liberation movement has roots as far back as the first quarter of the 17th century. In the 1830’s, it become an organized movement of high reckoning with a clarion call on working women. There was a call to women around the world to...

Wondering (Poetry) 27-12-2006
by Kevin A. Ferreira
I stared out into the distance, Wondering what it was all for, And in life if there is anything more, The sky filled with shades of orange and blue, Gave me no answers, I had no clue, Thoughts whizzed back and forth through my mind, I...

Word as bond (Poetry) 13-06-2008
by joy Ade
Real men keep their word: Their word is their bond; Their bond is their word. Their acts are inevitable; Actualizing them is profitable. Say what you mean and Mean what you say. Put a smile on someone’s face today By spreading your...

Words (Short Story) 8-10-2003
by Nourhan Mohammad Aboulabbas
Once upon a time, and a very good time it was, there was a little girl who strongly believed in the importance of “the word”. She took great pride in expressing herself and expressing her ideas. She was very idealistic indeed, always defending the...

World (Poetry) 13-10-2005
by helenorie
This world! This world is a funny place. This world is a funny place? Yes. Did you say yes? Yes. But what do you think? Well, some think it's a place to play, learn and respect elders. Others think it's a place to get married and become...

World Development (Opinions) 5-11-2008
by null
General Considerations In the expanding global economy of the eighteenth century each continent played its special part. Almost useless as a market for European manufactures trade with Asia was subject to an ancient limitation. There was much...

Wrapped destiny (Poetry) 11-10-2004
by akinola samuel okusote
Like the rising of the sun A new child was born Black tan and ebony With glorious glory Enveloped with untold story Talented and creative Distinguished among the natives With the brightest of all futures Fed with greatness...

Writing to Write (Opinions) 24-04-2003
by Dennis Dames
The desire to write a view has prompted these words. Writing is necessary for so many good reasons- and bad ones too. We write because we want to express something; it could be intended for public or private readings. The need to write is...

Y la besaba (Poetry) 5-02-2008
by Ivan Sanes
Y la besaba Noche de cuentos y de estrellas De Lunas y de besos De caricias y unicornios Algo inesperado, casual Cuento de hadas Y la besaba Con especial fijación, con pasión Dulces besos, de fresas y melocotones De vino tinto y...

Yaoundé by night.. (Opinions) 19-03-2008
by Youths Ahead!
Quand s’éteignent les lumières de la nuit, sous les réverbères mal éclairés dorment les oubliés des soirées folles de Yaoundé. Couverts par de vieux cartons, ils se protègent contre un froid devenu sibérien au cours des années. Que sont-elles, ces...

You are appreciated (Poetry) 24-01-2008
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
YOU ARE APPRECIATED! The first time I saw her I felt she is too hard She earns respect Respects others Dedicated to her work Diligent in her duties Commitment and loyalty Are the two words That best describes Her kind of person A...

You Are Beyond (Poetry) 17-12-2002
by Abimbola Babatunde OKUBOTE
We see your Face. Your hand is strong Your voice is great And in the midst of you, We see your Face Many throng on you Others say your hand fills Yes. They keep our being But in the midst of you We see your Face. We see...

You Thought.... (Poetry) 10-01-2007
by hazem al jaber
You Thought.... maybe people thoughts that i am alone... may they thought that i am without anyone... and running away into my sadness monstrous night... and confused without safety and peace... no,,,they are not right... and they...

You will find me (Poetry) 13-01-2008
by Atta ur Rehman Qureashi
You will find me when you see the moon Because I'm in your heart. You will find me when you dream Because I'm in your mind. You will find me when you think Because I'm your thought. You will find me when you're alone Because I'm...

Young for Youth (Opinions) 20-12-2001
by Caroline Peralejo
Isn’t it funny that when you keep repeating the same word over and over again it looses its meaning? I’ve been thinking about the word “youth” and what it means to be part of the youth and how we are labeled as “youth.” Are we really different...

Young vendors in Egypt (Short Story) 11-01-2012
by Jenna Carter
I just recently got home from a ten day adventure to Egypt. It was really sad seeing all the young vendors everywhere. It really puts how young people are having to drop out of school to work to support their families in perspective....

Your Attitude and Your Success (Poetry) 10-10-2005
by ISAMOTU, Wasiu Olalekan
Your attitude is your conduct; the way you behave. There is an adage; your attitude determines your altitude. It is really a statement of fact; there is no doubt about it. Someone who knows and believes that he must have a positive success...

Your Future Starts With You (Opinions) 20-10-2003
by Yasmary Mora
Future simply means expectation, places you want to reach in life or your destination. This will take a process, which means is a day-to-day activities and your daily routine for the bigger goals that will result to where you are going....

Your Names (Poetry) 18-09-2005
by melanie mae
I know your name and saw it on the wall don't know why you lie and try to deceive all I know your names and it tears me to know your alive and be so low what’s wrong with you to have all these names what’s wrong to play these...

Your Old Habits (Opinions) 5-11-2005
by FREDEX KING TUT JR.
Respondent learning, law of familiarity, creating habits of relationships; you are living a life of your own choices! Habits are, in my opinion, the most powerful and important part of human behavior. I want you to notice that I wrote -they...

Your Thougts cutting our Hearts (Poetry) 11-12-2007
by haider
Your Thougts are cutting our Hearts, How can we forget you in the Days of Happiness, while you keep us in your mind in the days of Difficuly and ignorance, how can we avoid to Recognize you, While you keep us near you in the days of Hunger,...

Youth and change (Short Story) 31-08-2010
by richa mathur
Picture, “Palestinian Culture-Traditional Wedding”, by Areej Atalla Times change and so do we! Change is the only constant thing in this universe. India is a country rich in a culture millions of years old. Each generation inherits culture...

Youth and Volunteerism (Opinions) 14-04-2008
by Michael Boampong
At the age of twenty, I took a gap-year before attending University to pursue my dream of creating a non-profit organization to inform, educate and empower young people to change the world. With little or no funding, many said it would be...

Youth are you the one?? (Opinions) 5-11-2007
by Christabell Opudo
A young Female and in the age bracket 15 - 35 year of age, educated, jobless and living with HIV in the slum (informal settlement as they call it now) United Nations say am above the youth age, my country’s constitution defines me as youth…………...

Youth Empowerment in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Opinions) 18-03-2003
by Chris Johnston
Northern Ireland says YES As the people of Northern Ireland inch towards greater understanding of each other’s culture, Quinton Mayne and Kate Devlin profile how the Youth Empowerment Scheme (YES) is offering young people the opportunity to...

Youth in the new Nigeria (Opinions) 18-06-2008
by aimuemojie ephraim
It is of utmost importance that the attention of the youth be called to this topic, because it is a determining factor as to whether they will last at the top when they get there. It is very essential to call their attention to this issue now,...

Youth Market in Egypt (Short Story) 15-06-2003
by Yasmine Mahmoud Ahmed Fakhry
For the first time, the Egyptian youth market opens the doors to youth private enterprises. The youth market was inaugurated today, Sunday, 15 June, 2003, by President Mubarak. The Egyptian Social Fund and the Kuwaiti Development Fund, as well as...

Youth organizations: the vehicle for youth involvement (Opinions) 15-02-2010
by Kassem Daud Kalinleh
At the beginning of the 21st century, the youth organization initiative has come on board in the Republic of Somaliland. The move reflects the competency and talent of youth. It has built a bridge for youth to mount the skyscrapers of...

Youth Participation in Migration And Development (Interviews) 18-07-2006
by Mariya Petrova
Fabrizio Scrollini representing SUMANDO Uruguay was one of the spokespersons at the United Nations Informal Interactive Hearings with NGOs, Civil Society and the Private Sector on International Migration and Development held on July 12, 2006....

Youth Quests for Ghosts in San Miguel, Bulacan (Short Story) 12-10-2005
by christopher bernardo
It was 12 midnight when we arrived at Bahay na Pula San Miguel Bulacan. We were approached by the segment producer for PIPOL. She said that our objective is to identify the entities and elementals that existed in the area. This will help them...

Youth towards Democracy (Opinions) 7-06-2007
by Shakti Ghimire
Youth, conflict and democracy are associated terms; when one is altered the other is affected. When youth of a certain nation are disengaged or misguided then they might create conflict and democracy might be terminated like scrap metal. When...

Youth: Living a Life Amidst of Temptations (Opinions) 19-09-2003
by Payne Max
Youth, as they say, is a stage of prolific processes. It is the time of idealistic expediency wherein different experiences might happen to everyone. But none of these so-called expediencies is bestowed. Only because the fact that, those...

Zu Kalt (Poetry) 23-09-2006
by Sisch
Der Seerosenteich ist zugefroren. Verwelkte Blumen beugen sich dem dichten Schnee. Die große Stille schluckt das fahle Licht, Es ist die Stille nach dem letzten Schrei. Das weiße Leichentuch legt sich auf eine dumpfe, tote Welt. Ich...

Zuri-Shaddai (Poetry) 17-12-2002
by Abimbola Babatunde OKUBOTE
What a broad world to roam in What a sea to surf upon? Tis GOD: The Father of our Lord. He antedates time. Time began and climax in Him To it He pays no tribute From it He suffers no change. He is Immutable He can change in any...

{Untitled} (Poetry) 29-02-2008
by Enygma
We've all felt that fear to know to hear to show admit to who we are or even submit to how far we've come from step one. We all try to hide inside and confide in out fear so we won't hear won't know and then will never...

¿De igual a igual? (Opinions) 26-05-2006
by María Laura Caraballo
A principios del siglo XX Argentina ocupaba una posición privilegiada en el mundo, hoy un siglo después sabemos que el panorama es radicalmente distinto. En aquel entonces Argentina vislumbraba un próspero porvenir no sólo a nivel económico,...

¿El fin de la desigualdad entre los sexos? (Opinions) 26-10-2005
by Leila Mucarsel
¿El fin de las desigualdades entre sexos? Debo confesarlo: yo era una de tantas mujeres...una de esas tantas que nos sentimos comprometidas con la realidad, y nos consideramos hasta un poquito “revolucionarias”. Principalmente por estar en...

¿por qué los peruanos nos odiamos tanto? (Opinions) 9-07-2007
by ANDDY JOEL LANDACAY HERNANDEZ
Por ANDDY LANDACAY HERNÁNDEZ “ ¡Cholo de mierda!” , “Rosquete de mierda”, “¡Negro bruto!”, “¡chuncho apestoso!”, “!misio cagón!”. ¡Hija de puta!. Suena fuerte poner estos epítetos por escrito, pero al mismo tiempo es un ejercicio interesante:...

¿Por qué nos enamoramos? (Interviews) 22-05-2007
by Laura Müller
Sentada en una silla con una coca de dieta al frente, un poco mas al frente de la Coca de dieta estaba un tipo con el que salía por primera vez, era muy alto por poco llegaba a los dos metros, hasta cierto punto atractivo aun que algo cachetón, y...

Беру я речь себе в друзья (Poetry) 22-09-2004
by Gulnara
Беру я речь себе в друзья. Когда слабы души подпруги, Когда людей чуждаюсь я, Беру я речь себе в друзья, Беру я музыку в подруги. Их неназойливая суть Горой не ляжет мне на плечи, Не искалечит, а залечит Из ритма вышедшую грудь....

ГЛОБАЛЬНОЕ БОГАТСТВО И НИЩЕТА (Interviews) 17-03-2006
by Shevnin
УНИВЕРСАЛЬНОСТЬ КЛЕТОЧНОЙ ТЕОРИИ ДЛЯ ГЛОБАЛЬНОГО АРХИТЕКТОНА. КЛЕТКА, КАК И КАПЛЯ-ЭТО ОБОЛОЧКА ОБРАЗОВАННАЯ ПО СПИРАЛЬНОЙ ТЕХНОЛОГИИ СПИРАЛЬНЫМИ ЭЛЕМЕНТАМИ ТИПА ПРУЖИН. такая оболочка, как клетка Фарадея защищает все живое от ... и позволяет...

Древо Жизни (Poetry) 29-02-2008
by ashpaa
перевод с иврита стихотворения АРИ о происхождении мира : Знай, до начала творения был лишь высший, все собой заполняющий свет. И не было свободного незаполненного пространства -- Лишь бесконечный, ровный свет все собой заливал. И когда...

КРАСОТА ПОГУБИТ МИР (Short Story) 19-09-2006
by Shevnin
Сегодня производство красивых вещей и людей превратилось в огромную империю гламура. А если ты с детсва некрасивый то тебе в этом мире нет места. Копи деньги на пластику меняй нос и уши, вставляй груди иначе тебя невозьмут на работу от тебя...

Мои друзья (Poetry) 3-09-2008
by Julia Panina
Мои друзья разбросаны по свету, Им счета нет. Их стоит лишь окликнуть, И по ветру Придет ответ. Придет во сне безмолвном, И в дождь, и в снег, И в суете дорожной, И в забытье. Придет и теплым светом Поманит вдаль, И сердце будто сдавит...

Ни за кем нет вины. (Poetry) 18-03-2006
by Gulnara
Ни за кем нет вины, Если ночь опустилась. Ни за кем правоты, Если солнце взошло. Ни за кем нат вины, Если что-то случилось, Ни за кем правоты, Если все обошлось. Кто-то сети дорог Торопясь прошагает, Кто-то свой уголок От беды...

Новый уровень организации человечества - неизбежен. (Opinions) 13-03-2008
by ashpaa
В окружающей нас природе мы наблюдаем поразительную  и, в то же время, внешне простую закономерность . Это видно простым глазом и легко понимается человеческим разумом . Когда элементы неживой или живой природы объединяются между собой, то это...

Трагичная Варшава, Веселые Студенты, и Лампы в Польских Квартирах. (Opinions) 14-06-2005
by masha
Адам Мицкевич, Барбара Брыльска, Краков, «Солидарность», одним словом, Польша. Всегда считала, что для того чтобы узнать страну, нужно, по крайней мере, прожить в стране три месяца. Таким образом, можно подучить язык на разговорном уровне,...

Хакасия (Short Story) 16-11-2004
by irene melchner
Я хочу рассказать вам о том регионе России, где я живу. Он называется Хакасия, расположен в Сибири, на самом её юге. Здесь есть практически всё, что может быть интересным как любителям острых ощущений, так и ценителям старины: когда-то здесь...

Цепь поколений (Poetry) 21-07-2008
by Julia Panina
Смыкается цепь поколений: Ни тени просвета в рядах… Вот – миром непризнанный гений, А рядом отшельник-монах, А слева – воры и убийцы, А справа – великая Мать. Пусть мы в одиночку при жизни, Но после нас всех не разнять. Одно у нас – общее...

آهات وطــن (Opinions) 15-04-2008
by Adham Tobail
علمتني الغربة علمتني الغربة أن أنظر إلى الورد كلما ضاقت نفسي ولكنها في نفس الوقت علمتني أن أبتعد عنه … علمتني الغربة وافهمتني عن الصداقة فأدركت أن للصداقة حدود أبعد بكثير من مجرد كلمات تقال .. علمتني الغربة أننا نملك أشياء كثيرة لكننا لا ندرك...

أحفاد رفض الراديو! (Opinions) 16-06-2008
by RASHED AL-GHAYEB
قبل ‮٥٧ ‬سنة تقريبا بدأ البحرينيون‮ »‬سرا‮« ‬في‮ ‬اقتناء أجهزة الراديو،‮ ‬وكانوا‮ ‬يخبئونه في‮ ‬بيوتهم بعيدا عن الأعين،‮ ‬ويستمعون لما‮ ‬يبثه في‮ ‬الغرف المُحكمة الغلق؛ خوفا من أن‮ ‬يتهم أصحابه بالكفر والشعوذة‮!. ‬ ووصل بالبعض لمقاطعة المقاهي‮...

أدم طرق الباب يُفتح لك (Opinions) 7-06-2007
by Ahmed al ka3bi
أدم طرق الباب يفتح لك,هذه هي الحكمة التي اختلطت بأنفاس جدي الأخيرة,وهي كل ما تركه جدي من إرث لأبي,ولأننا مجتمع تقليدي فقد كان طبيعيا أن يقوم أبي بتوريثي هذه الحكمة,وهذه الحكمة هي كل ما وجدته في أرصدة أبي بعد أن فارق الحياة. وبعد أن بلغت...

أشخاص لا مكان لهم (Short Story) 18-08-2008
by nour halawani
يوجد أشخاص في حياتنا لا يوجد مكان لهم مكان لهم و لكنهم فقدوه و لن يستطيعوا إرجاعه, لن تستطيع أن تحول كل مشاعر الألم إلى حب , فقد أثكلت بالجراح , و عبثا تحاول لئمها .... كلما حاولت .... وجدت نفسي أعالج نزيفا وليس مجرد جرح صغير دامل... فكيف إذا...

أغمرني يا وطن (Poetry) 21-04-2008
by gsas egypt
يا وطني ثراك أوحشني واشتاقت للثرى شفتايا يا وطني هل تسمعني؟ أم صمّت أذناك كأذنايا؟! الظلم فيك يمنعني والخوف يقيد قدمايا سجنوني فيك فأخرجني تنطق في الغربة عينايا **** يا وطني إسمع شكواي فأنا مسجونٌ في داري كلّت يا وطني قدماي وطالت...

أفكار و أحلام (Opinions) 13-07-2008
by nour halawani
أفكار و أحلام لوجودي مع شخص لم يعد له وجود ،ولمسات و ضحكات و همسات لا وجود لها ، هي فقط موجودة في عالمي الصغير الذي لطالما حلمت ببناءه و جمع أحجاره ليكتمل.... لكنه تهاوى ولم يسل..... ما حدث حدث ... ولن نغير ما شاءت الأقدار فعله .... لذلك سأمضي...

أفكار... (Opinions) 27-10-2008
by nour halawani
غريقة في بحري أنا... ضحية لأفكاري... قتيلة أحلامي..... و ماذا بعد ..؟ لم يتسلل اليأس إلى قلبي فيشققه...؟! لم يصيبني الخمول فأضمحل...؟! لم أهرب إلى النوم فيهجرني...؟! سكينة عالمي الوهمي أنا... دخان سيجار أشعلته بنفسي أنا... كالدخان أتبعثر ، و عبثا...

أمــلٌ مِنْ البــــحر (Short Story) 13-08-2013
by osama alzawahera
في تلك القرية النائية التي تقع بعيد عن انظار الناس و يقطن فيها الفقراء والمساكين تعيش عائله متوسطة مكونه من الاب العجوز الذي لم يعد يعرف و يميز بين ابناءه , عاطل عن العمل , و يعمل في مزرعته الصغيرة طوال اليوم دون ملل و تعب , و الام التي...

أنا وحياتي (Opinions) 27-02-2008
by Wiaam Youssef
قد تضطرنا الظروف أحياناً لأن نمر بحالات نفسية مختلفة قد تؤدي فيما بعد إلى إنهاك غير مشروط. فماذا إذا كنت الضليع بكل الأمور، ليس إطراءً و لكن لتكون المسؤول عن كل شيء. يتخلى عنك الزمن حين تكون بأمس الحاجة لدقيقة أو دقيقتين ( لإنهاء عمل- في...

أنا وصديقي .. من قلب الحقيقة ونبضها الحي (Opinions) 5-11-2008
by رداد السلامي
أنا وصديقي .. من قلب الحقيقة ونبضها الحي يظن صديقي ان دروب الحياة قد أوصدت وطرقها أغلقت ، وأن لا أمل في شيء ما..ونسي ان الله في الحياة خلق الأسباب .. وقدر فيها أقواتها وجعلها أذل مما يظن .. كان حزينا ..مطرقٌ رأسه.. يحتل مساحة وجهه وجوم...

أنا ولعنة الفراعنة.. (Poetry) 23-07-2008
by Wiaam Youssef
ذات صباح .. بين حلم الغد وشغف المشتاق .. تملكتني روحه .. أطياف أمل لا تبارح لا خيال و لا انتظار.. قلدني بسمة ساكنة .. واجتاحني باسترسال .. ألبسني ..ثياب الملائكة ملطخة بالعار المفتعل.. ثياب ليست بثيابي.. ونفس ليست كنفسي.. وسفحت...

أُصلـّي مُـسـلّما بـتـعْـبـيـر إنشادي (Poetry) 18-09-2009
by meddahi
أُصلـّي مُـسـلّما بـتـعْـبـيـر إنشادي عـلى أحـــمــدَ الـذي أتـى بالرَّشاد أبَى زهـرةَ الدُّنـيا ونعْـمتَـها زُهـدا تـهـجّــَدَ فـي لــيـل غـشـا بالسّواد فصلَّـى علـيه...

أُصلّي مُسلّـما بتعْـبـيـر إنشـادي (Poetry) 11-03-2009
by meddahi
أُصلّي مُسلّـما بتعْـبـيـر إنشـادي .///. عـلـى أحـمـدَ الـذي أتـى بالـرَّشـاد ... أبَى زهرةَ الدُّنيا ونعْـمتَها زُهــــــدا .///. تهـجَّــدَ فـي لـيــل غــشا بالسّّــواد.... فصلَّـى علـيه ربُُّــنـا رحــــــــمةً منه .///....

إرحلي (Poetry) 17-06-2005
by Karim Al Nadoury
إرحلي أيتها الروح وإبحثي عن درب لإيوائك أوجدتِ في مرسى مدينتهم من يدلك عن فؤادك؟ أم كَرهتِ العيش ,حيثُ العيش أصبح وهماً إلا في خيالكِ؟ شمسُُ وليل ووجهوهٍٍ تعبث في حياتك تصارعها الظروف, أملاً في أن تغيرها المواجع يا من وجدت في قلبي السلام.....

إشكاليات التقدم فى المجتمع المصرى (Opinions) 25-12-2005
by Abdelrahman mahmoud
مقدمة لا شك إننا جميعاً ننظر إلى موضوع التقدم على أنه ذلك التحدى الهائل الذى يواجه مجتمعنا فى العصر الراهن، بل وسائر المجتمعات النامية على وجه العموم. وكثيرا ما سمعنا أو قرأنا عن أهمية تحقيق التقدم لعبور ذلك الحاجز الذى يفصل بيننا وبين مستقبل...

إليك أيه الأمل الجميل (Short Story) 26-03-2010
by wldlhouma
أبحرت سفينة حبه و تقديره واعتزازه لتصل إلى مينائها، حاملا معه كل أنواع الورود ليضعها بين يديها، جال المدينة بحتا عنها فلم يجدها بانتظاره على شاطئ البحر، فاحتار في أمرها واستغرب فعلتها ، تردد قبل أن يشرع بسفينته نحو منزلها. طرق الباب فلم يجبه...

اســــرار التميـــــز (Opinions) 27-08-2008
by Anwar Alashwal
ماهو ســر تميز الانسان في مجال معين ؟ ماهو سبب تميز أنسان عن أخر في مجال دراسي أو عملي ؟ ما سبب تقـدم مجتمع على ألاخر اذا كان من في كلا المجتمعين هم بشر ؟هــل لدى جميع البشر نفس حجم الدماغ وتركيب العقل والجسد ؟ لماذا اذا تتفاوت القدرات وتختلف...

اطلاق القدرات الكامنه (Opinions) 2-08-2008
by Anwar Alashwal
في كثير من الاحيان اجد نفسي افكر في الطرق الصحيحه لاجراء تغيير في مجتمعي اليمني واساليب تقوية دور الشباب ومنحهم فرصه اكبر واجد نفسي محتارا في العديد من الاساليب والطرق التي تعتبر كلها صحيحه وكأن الامر اصبح مجرد دقة اختيار فطرق التغيير معروفه...

الأغذية الوظيفية (Functional Foods) (Opinions) 20-10-2010
by Reda Ibrahem Abdelgalil
الأغذية الوظيفية Functional Foods لم تتفق المؤسسات العلمية على تعريف محدد لـ"الغذاء الوظيفي"، ولايوجد تعريف لها من قبل هيـئة الغذاء والدواء الأمريكية حتى الان، لكون هذه الأطعمة تـقع بين الغذاء والـدواء، حيـث عرفت الحكومة الأمريكية فى 1938م...

الانفتاح من منظور مسؤول عربي (Opinions) 22-12-2008
by Fadi Doukhan
وزيرة يهودية للبحرين. مضيفات طيران من إسرائيل على شبكة الخطوط الجوية القطرية. غاز مصري بسعر " مدعوم" إلى إسرائيل. لقاءات بين مسؤولين ( عرب ) ويهود هنا وهناك. تبادلات تجارية ومؤتمرات دولية ... إلخ . كم أجدني ممتعضاً من النظرة الاندماجية...

البرمجة اللغوية العصبية (Opinions) 17-10-2008
by nour halawani
دورة البرمجة اللغوية العصبية (NLP) مع المدربة نور دلالعة 14-16\10\2008 إذا لم نقد حياتك فسوف يقودك غيرك ... إلى مستقبل ليس من صنعك, وقد لا ترضى به أو عنه... من هذه العبارة سأشرح لكم ما هي البرمجة اللغوية العصبية, فهو العلم الذي يعنى بتوصيل...

التربية إلى أين (Opinions) 1-03-2009
by ahmad shareef
بين السرعة والتكنولوجيا والأحداث المتسارعة يبقى الناس ( والأهل ) منشغلين بالحياة وهمومها وبأعمالهم تاركين ومتناسين تربية الأطفال .وبالتالي يصبح أطفالنا ضحية لإهمال قد يكون مقصود، وقد يكون غير مقصود، وعند الخوض في الأمر معهم تطرق أذننا عبارات من...

التعليم العربي يسقط في مستنقع النفاق (Opinions) 18-04-2008
by Adel Gana
قبل 50 سنة مضت انحصرت المراحل التعليمية في معظم الدول العربية في: 1ـ المرحلة الابتدائية (أربع سنوات) يحصل الطالب في السنة الرابعة منها على شهادة إتمام الدراسة الابتدائية. 2ـ المرحلة الثانوية (خمس سنوات) يحصل الطالب في السنة الرابعة منها على...

التعليم في الدول العربية و ضرورة جودته (Opinions) 27-04-2008
by Adel Gana
أصبحت قضية جودة التعليم موضع اهتمام جميع المعنيين بالتعليم على الصعيد الإقليمي والعالمي، حيث يرى الكثيرون إن "السبيل" لمواجهة تحديات القرن الحادي والعشرين واغتنام الفرص يتمثل في رفع جودة نوعية التعليم وتحسين مخرجاته، إلا أن تحقيق ذلك يعد من أصعب...

التنوع الديني و الثقافي في دوال البحر الأبيض المتوسط (Opinions) 4-05-2007
by EL Hammoumi Naoufal
التنوع الديني و الثقافي في دوال البحر الأبيض المتوسط قيمة تاريخية و حضارية نحو المستقبل هناك نظرات مختلفة لدوال الجنوب و متباينة حول نظرة إلى الشمال , والعكس صحيح, و لهدا من الضروري ان يكون هناك نقاش و نظرة موحدة لدوال و...

الثقافة العالمية للشباب.. خيار أم إضطرار؟!.. (Opinions) 6-04-2010
by Rajel Oumar Boilil
الثقافة العالمية للشباب.. خيار أم اضطرار؟!.. لعل النشأة الحديثة للثقافة العالمية للشباب ليست وليدة اللحظة، بل يعود رواجها للتسعينيات، حيث دخل العالم مرحلة ثقافية جديدة. و"الثقافة العالمية" من حيث المحتوى ليست إلا ذلك النسق الذي يربط قيما...

الثقافة العالمية للشباب.. خيار أم إضطرار؟!.. (Opinions) 7-04-2010
by Rajel Oumar Boilil
الثقافة العالمية للشباب.. خيار أم اضطرار؟!.. لعل النشأة الحديثة للثقافة العالمية للشباب ليست وليدة اللحظة، بل يعود رواجها للتسعينيات، حيث دخل العالم مرحلة ثقافية جديدة. و"الثقافة العالمية" من حيث المحتوى ليست إلا ذلك النسق الذي يربط قيما...

الثقافة والعلاقات في المجتمع (Opinions) 6-03-2005
by Farook khaled
الثقافة الغربية وعلاقة الشاب والفتاة في المجتمع الاردني يتميز المجتمع الاردني بالتكاتف والمحافظة على العادات والتقاليد والموروث الحضاري والإسلامي،وكما نعلم في مجتمعاتنا ومجتمعنا الاردني بالتأثر بمظاهر الثقافة الغربية . ومن تلك المظاهر العلاقة...

الحكاية الفلسطينة بابيات شعرية (Short Story) 7-06-2008
by hussien deeb
الله واحد مالو ثان القصه قصه انساني عاشت في قديم الزمان وأولها كان يا مكان كان إلها أربع صبيان محمد واحمد وغسان وأصغرهم إسمو عدنان لما كبروا هالصبيان شاهدوا غدر اللئام وسألوا امهم يا يما ليش ما إلنا بستان؟ وينو...

الحياة السياسة في مصر (Opinions) 16-06-2005
by Moustafa Mohamed Hussein
منذ أوائل العام الحالي 2005، وبدأت الأصوات تتعالى تطالب الرئيس مبارك بالإصلاح السياسي في مصر مطالبين بتغيير الدستور لتتم عملية انتخاب رئيس الجمهورية بالاقتراع بدلاً من الاستفتاء وأيضاً يتم تحديد عدد مرات الولاية للرئيس وإلغاء قانون الطوارئ. وخرج...

الخطوط الحمرا (Poetry) 27-06-2008
by Belal jahjooh
الخطوط الحمراء تتفادى دائما الخطوط الصفراء والسوداء في أحيانا أخرى فما هي الخطوط الحمراء؟؟ أهي التي لا نعرفها إلا عند لمسها أهي ليست خطوط بل قفزات مجنونة من شيخ أو من رأس مجنونة لا ينطبق عليها سوى الفخامة سير عبر مرتع الوحل فيه...

الذي يجمع بين السلطة والمعارضة في اليمن وعي متخلف (Opinions) 24-03-2008
by رداد السلامي
الأساس الذي تنبني عليه انتقالات جديدة ينبع دوما من حاجة ذاتية ملحة لديها وعيا حقيقيا بمدى أهمية التغيير لتجاوز راهنيه المرحلة المحبطة،ولذلك فالعثرات المستدامة التي منشأها عجز واضح في مختلف الأداءات هي نتاج سلوك غير سوي أفرزته رؤى ضبابية ليست...

السافل (Poetry) 24-05-2008
by karim mohamed nayel
يعيش المرء كَيْما يخلَّد ذكرُهُ فى سجل السافلين من الورى فأطيل من ليال فاجرة عمرُهُ فاستباح و عربد عمدا و افترى .. فما حاجة الدنيا لطول حياته ؟! و ذهابه و إيابه و قيامه وسباته و لسانه الذى ولاه إبليس الدبر و خمر أنفاسه و مجون ضحكاته .....

السندريلا المخبأة (Opinions) 12-07-2008
by RASHED AL-GHAYEB
هل صحيح أن "سندريلا الشاشة" الراحلة الجميلة سعاد حسني تعيش صغيرة في داخل شريحة واسعة من الشابات؟!. إن نفت أو استبعدت بعض الشابات ذلك فإنه التمنع بعينه!. تلفتُ إنتباهي "السندريلا" المخبأة بشاباتنا، اللائي يُفضلن عدم الإفصاح عنها أمام الآخرين...

الشباب العربى ...... هل تاهت البوصلة (Opinions) 5-08-2008
by ABDALHADI ALIJLA
هل حقا ان الشباب العربى يتعرض لهجمة شديدة على كافى المستويات والاصعدة وهل باتت هذه الهجمة تستهدفه فى حياته اليومية وحتى فى سلوكه الشخصى , ومن جانب اخر هل حقا هو ذلك الشاب الذى العابث اللاهى الذى يستجيب لتلك الهجمة ويوفر لها الظروف...

الشباب العربي وثقافة التدوين (Opinions) 23-03-2010
by khaled sharqawi
ما كان يقال قبل سنوات قليلة عن أن العالم أصبح قرية صغيرة أضحى اليوم كلاماً غير دقيق لأننا نستطيع القول أننا أصبحنا في ذات الغرفة قريبين أكثر مما نتصور فما يحدث في العالم اليوم من تطور تكنولوجي متسارع جعلنا نتشارك بإرادتنا أو رغما عنا نفس المعلومات...

الشباب والمشاركات الدولية (Opinions) 28-06-2008
by Fady
المشاركات الدولية للشباب الفلسطيني كانت ولا تزال من أهم سبل نقل الصوت الفلسطيني للعالم الخارجي وهي تتكامل مع الجانب الرسمي الحكومي حيث أن المستهدفين هنا في الدول الاجنبية من عامة الشعب وكما نعرف فان الشعوب الاجنبية لها تأثيرات هامة على سياسة...

الشباب والمشاركة الفعالة (Opinions) 2-02-2009
by mai
لايختلف الكثير منا على ان الشباب هم طاقة المجتمع وديناميته وتفعالهم فيه دليل على وجود حراك داخل هذا المجتمع وعمل على النهوض به نحو مستقبل افضل وتغير مايمكن تغيره من سلبيات ولكن تعالت في الاونة الاخيرة بعض الاصوات التي تتنتقد عزوف الشباب عن...

الشرعية (Opinions) 29-06-2007
by Samer Mohammed Kamel
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم و الصلاة و السلام على نبينا خير الأنام النبي الأمي محمد بن عبد الله عليه و على أصحابه و من والاه أما بعد السلام عليكم ... ما حدث في الفترة الماضية بخيره و شره نبهني الى مفهوم غائب عنا منذ زمن و ربما نسيناه أو تناسيناه أو...

الظلمة (Poetry) 25-07-2007
by qassem
الظلمة نحن في ظلمة لا يوجد نور في الطريق لا نعرف ما الجميل والرقيق حياتنا كلها مذلة لا يوجد فيها إلا علة النيران أحاطتنا ولا أحد يطفأ الحريق قد انتحر من رآنا من جنس البطريق ونادى قبل انتحاره وفي قلبه غصة كالمصلح...

العجين والطين بصاحبة الجلالة (Opinions) 5-07-2008
by RASHED AL-GHAYEB
هل قرأ الاعلاميون عموما، والصحافيون تحديدا، تصريحات الأمين العام لإتحاد الصحفيين الدولي (إيدن وايت)، التي تصدَّرت الصحافة مؤخرا أم وضعوا في أذنهم اليمنى عجين، واليسرى طين؟!. (وايت) إتهم بعض الصحفيين البحرينيين، ومن دون أن يُسميهم، بأنهم...

العمل الجمعياتي في تونس (Opinions) 7-06-2007
by aaa
تكتسي الحياة الجمعياتية في تونس مكانة هامة، حيث بادر بعض التونسيين منذ عهد الاستعمار بإحداث عديد الجمعيات الوطنية الثقافية، الخيرية والاجتماعية، لكن بقي عدد الجمعيات محدودا حتى بعد صدور قانون 1959 حيث لم يتجاوز عددها الجملي 1976 جمعية إلى غاية سنة...

القوة الناعمة (Soft Power) (Opinions) 10-02-2009
by Radwanalmajali
تشكل القوة الناعمة أحد أشكال القوة التي تستخدمها الدول في سياستها الخارجية وتشكل إطار عام من الأنماط والسلوكيات الثقافية والتي تسعى من خلالها الدول لنشرها على المستوى الخارجي من اجل تحقيق أهداف معينة. فالقوة الناعمة ينظر إليها كأداة بديلة عن...

المشاركة السياسية للشباب (Opinions) 1-03-2008
by DR.Amira Mostafa
رغم كل الفضاءات المفتوحة الا ان الشباب مازال يحجم عن المشاركة . آلاف الشباب يدخلون المواقع الالكترونية الترفيهية منها والتثقيفية الا ان القليل منهم من يذهب الي ندوة او يشترك في حوار مفتوح او حتي يطلع على الاراء السياسية ويشارك في تنمية مجتمعة...

المشاركة الشبابية .......... ضرورة وطنية (Opinions) 5-08-2008
by ABDALHADI ALIJLA
انطلاقا من اهمية الشباب فى بناء مجتمعاتهم وخصوصا المجتمع الفلسطيني، اذ يمثل الشباب الركن الاساسى لتكوين وتنمية المجتمع فى مختلف النشاطات الحياتية وكافة الجوانب السياسية والاقتصادية والثقافية والفكرية والعلمية . وحيث ان المشاركة الشبابية فى...

المشرق في قلوب المغاربة (Opinions) 15-05-2007
by EL Hammoumi Naoufal
نوفل الحمومي المشرق في قلوب المغاربة كثر الكلام عن التقارب مابين العرب و الغرب . وتناسينا نحن العرب ان نتحاور فيما بيننا لنوصل رسالة إلى الغرب . رسالة حضارية نتفق عليها نحن العرب . لأننا لم نتحاور فيما بيننا من قبل . وهدا الموضوع يثير...

المطلوب (Opinions) 2-02-2009
by عبد الحميد عبد العاطي
المطلوب خيمة ورغيف خبز وملاحق الرحيل وان أمكن مذياع معطل وكيسا من الطحين وقهر.. وفقر.. وسلام.. !! وبياض ورقة مَوقع كثوب الإحرام ودمعة بالخفاء تلتحف العراء تسقط ولا تترك أثرا كنعيق الحرباء ..... المطلوب أكفان لا إسكان...

المهاجر.. (Short Story) 11-03-2010
by anas
أُسرع … أُسرع … وأزيد من سرعتي لأبلغ البيت الذي بدا بعيداً اليوم… أُسرع … وأُسرع … وأُسرع، ولكن البيت لا يزال بعيداً، كلا لست مطارداً من قبل أحد، وإن بدا كذلك، أسرع … وأجري مسرعًا كما لم أفعل (منذ أيام الطفولة التي باتت صورًا بالأبيض والأسود...

النجاح في القيادة (Opinions) 24-06-2008
by Abdallah Habash
عندما نتكلم عن القيادة فلابد ان نتكلم عن المقومات التي تؤدي بالشخص الى ان يصبح شخصاً قيادياً وناجحاً اعتقد ان الكثيرين يعتقد ان تصبح قيادي تعني بأن تصبح مديراً لشركة ما، أو رئيساً لجمعيه ما او مسئولاً من طراز رفيع، ولكن المعنى الحقيقي للقيادة ان...

النفق (Poetry) 2-08-2007
by karim mohamed nayel
انا نفسى ضاقت م الزهق و عايزة اللى يآنسها و نفسى تخرج م النفق لكن التفكير حابسها لو تستنى جواه لوحدها و تغمض ع الحزن طرفها لازم حييجى وقتها بس انا نفسى جابت آخرها و اتخنقت خلاص م النفق و بره واقف ونيسها طب ماتييجى جوه ونتفق

الوطن العربي .. في عيوني (Opinions) 18-02-2009
by Zidan
يحتار القلب والعقل في تحديد موقع الوطن العربي فهل حدد لنا هذا العنوان لكي نلفت الانتظار أو حيلة للفت النظر .. من قبل مطلقي هذا المسمى .. كيف جاءت التسمية فما زال يفرض نفسه....أحمل على البعض في النقد المستمر .. للوطن العربي .. وأتهامة بالجهل...

الى متى (Poetry) 2-11-2007
by Adham Tobail
قصيدة بعنـوان إلي متـــــــــــــــــــــــــــى ........ بقلم : أدهم عدنان طبيل فلسطين / مخيم جباليا حين تسكت الجــــــمـوع ويعجز اللسان عن العبر حين تسقط الدمــــــــــوع وتعجز العيون عن البصر حين تقصف القلـــــــــوع...

اليمن:منطق السلطة العجيب..!! (Interviews) 16-01-2010
by رداد السلامي
الوطن بيتنا جميعا ، ونحن أبناؤه ، وليس ملكا لفرد أو عشيرة ، والذي يريد أن يقول لك أن هذا ليس وطنك ، كي يشعرك بالغربة ، هذا منطق مأفون ، تافه ، وحقير مستحوذ ومترفع ، يقدم مرافعاته تلك الكاذبة ، في محفل مزور ، وهو العدو الحقيقي للوحدة ، والوطن....

انفصام ثقافي (Opinions) 13-04-2007
by Maged Hassan
ربما يكون مرض انفصام الشخصية (أو الشيزروفرانيا) من أكثر الأمراض النفسية شهرة حيث تتكسر شخصية المريض إلى شخصيتين تختلف كل منهما عن الأخر ى. و في رأيي أننا نعاني – نحن متحدثو العربية – من انفصام مثل هذا و لكن في ما نتحدثه. لا أقصد هنا التناقض في...

انهزمنا ولكن (Opinions) 20-01-2009
by عبد الحميد عبد العاطي
اعلم أن الطريق لعقولكم متاهة بل ويمكن أن تكون ذات مسلك وحيد لا يوجد له مخرج سوى العودة من حيث أتيت.. وهكذا الحال في كل مرة بالنسبة للتعاطف والتكاثف مع أي أمر جلل يصيب هذه الشعوب ذات المستوي الثالث ،أما بالنسبة للإحساس والمشاعر الجياشة لا يختلف...

اين انت يا وطنى ؟ (Opinions) 17-09-2008
by Adham Tobail
لا يعرف العشاق اين سيلتقون فى السجن ام فى الموت ام فى ظل وردة.. وستبقى النجوم فوق الجبين . وطني انت ابى وامى انت قلبى انت الذى أعطيتنا الحياة اعطيتنى العشق اعطيتنى الحب اعطيتنى الهوية اعطيتنى الثقافة منحتنى انى فلسطينى انى عربى...

بالخيـــــــــر والحب (Poetry) 14-10-2008
by اسماعيل الرماح
بالخير والحب والشوق ياروحي امسيك وبالود والعشق والحنان وبالضم أدفيك وباقة ورد وبوسة خد مني اهديك اخذت الغلا كله ووحدك صرت اغليك وادعـــــيياعســـــى ربي يخليك واحطك وسط عيني ورموشي تغطيك...

بدايات و نهايات (Opinions) 24-07-2008
by nour halawani
هل هذه بداية أو نهاية رواية , لا أعرف..... و لكنني سأكتب ما أنا عليه الان من بدايات و نهايات .... لطالما حلمت برواية أخطها بقلمي و أكون بطلتها .... أقص فيها أفكاري و أحداث حياتي و ما أنا عليه... ولكن يلفها الغموض فلا يستطيع أحد فهم ما أعيش فيه ......

بين الشريعة و و الديموقراطية ... (Opinions) 29-06-2007
by Samer Mohammed Kamel
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم و الصلاة و السلام على نبينا ممد صلى الله عليه و سلم خاتم الأنبياء و خير الخلق أجمعين و بعد منذ فترة و أنا تتملكني رغبة شديدة في بحث و مناقشة موضوع طالما شغل تفكيري و أثار حفيظتي و أظنه كذلك بالنسبة لكثير من المسلمين و لكن...

تفاؤل حذر: (Short Story) 27-04-2008
by Radwanalmajali
بحثت طويلاً لعلي أجد ما تاهت عنه خطاي، جلستُ يوماً لعلي أفيق، من حلمٍ أشبه ساعة كابوس، تمنيت أني ما كنت تمنيت، حتى فيّ تعب النفوس، بعيداً رفيقِ أمر السفر، تهتُ سراباً ما زلت أسر، ساعة أمل لا تنتظر، ضاعت يداهُ بشتلة شجر، وعن كفيه كافٍ أضُر،...

ثقافة السلام لدى الشباب العربي , وصوته عند الأخريين (Opinions) 7-05-2007
by EL Hammoumi Naoufal
من دكار إلى روتردام وصولا إلى الدار البيضاء ’ هناك أسئلة تطرح:هل في المجتمع العربي ثقافة التسامح و السلام أو اللا عنف؟ بدأت مسيرتي مع أسئلة تطرح في المجتمع العربي , انه مجتمع عنيف لا يتقبل الأخر ,من أصدقاء أجانب من خلال أمثلة كثيرة: كأحداث...

جلال بين السحر و القدر (Short Story) 21-01-2009
by Bendaas Abdelkrim
حدثنى صديقى قال: كنت اعمل في مدينة ( ادرار) بالصحراء الجزائرية لمدة تسعة اشهر و في يوم من الايام بينما كنت فى غرفتى في بيت الشباب دق شخص على الباب ففتحت الباب فوجدت المدير و كان معه شخص غريب و على راسه جراح فقال المدير ان هذا الشخص سينام معك...

جلسة حزن (Short Story) 27-04-2008
by Radwanalmajali
كثيراً ما كتبت، ولكن! ليس بقدر ما أحس، ربما أصبتُ بمقتل قلب ذاك الأسد، أم تراني نسيتُ عتبت ذاك الزمان، أو بعدت نحو الخجل، أو ربما لم أشأ أن أصادف فتاة الغزل، لم أشأ أن أعيش ولو كان لي معنى الوجود. إن إساءة الحياة أخف من ذاك القادم من وراء الأمور،...

حكايتى (Short Story) 6-04-2010
by ahmed ezz el din
التغيير، الثقافة العامة للشباب، الحوار، الفجوة الثقافية... كلمات ضخمة و براقة تشعرك بأن محدثك خطيب مفوه واسع الثقافة. أما أنا فشاب مصرى عادى. أتحدث بلسان حالى. و أروى حكايتى فى ذلك العصر بألفاظ عادية. كلمات بسيطة تشبه تلك الكلمات المختصرة التى...

حلم ... ملون ... (Short Story) 23-03-2010
by Zidan
ضعف استولى على وجهه، ثياب رثة مزقتها شمس حارقة والزمن يرتديه رسمت لي صورة واضحة للعزلة التي يعيشها بقرية مائية ابتعدت عن الحضارة وكأنها ثمود وليس فيها نبي صالح لا يتجاوز سكانها المائة يعتصرهم الفقر لا يزال بعمر الزهور الا ان لديه موهبة غريبة عن...

حلم ...ملون.. قصة حقيقية (Short Story) 21-09-2008
by Zidan
حلم ... ملون ... قصة حقيقية ضعف استولى على وجهه، ثياب رثة مزقتها شمس حارقة والزمن يرتديه رسمت لي صورة واضحة للعزلة التي يعيشها بقرية مائية ابتعدت عن الحضارة وكأنها ثمود وليس فيها نبي صالح لا يتجاوز سكانها المائة يعتصرهم الفقر لا يزال...

حوار وطني سوري افتراضي ماذا عن الواقعي ؟ (Short Story) 27-05-2011
by Milia Eidmouni
ميليا عيدموني يبدو أن الحراك الشبابي السوري على صفحات موقع التواصل الاجتماعي "فيس بوك " ومع دخول حركة الاحتجاجات في سورية الشهر الثالث، سبق الحراك السياسي على أرض الواقع بخطوات كثيرة. فبعد أن فقد الشباب السوري الأمل بالحصول على تغطية...

حيرتي.. على هوامش الحقيقة. (Short Story) 27-04-2008
by Radwanalmajali
أنا إنسان كغيري مثل البشر أحس بما يحسون، فالحب قصة، أرويها بخطوط وعبر، ربما أثرت فيها المحن، لكن من أنجح لحظات الحب، تلك التي تحدث في وقت المصاعب، ربما بوجود الراحة النفسية قد لا تتحق قصة حب حقيقية، لأن الخيارات تصبح كثيرة، و البعد عن المنغصات...

خدعة بالبصر (Poetry) 15-09-2007
by karim mohamed nayel
شىء غريب دق فى ظهرى ما بين فجر العمر و الظهر دقته يد ناعمة اذ لمستها كتبت على قلبى و صفحة فكرى كتبت و ليست بكاتبة فالتفت خطوطها الهوجاء فى صدرى . . . كان طبعى الغرير قد استعطاها من قبل و تلمستها للذى لا أدرى فلم تنقبض منى فصرت أنهلها...

دانيل.. إهداء لوزير الخارجية (Opinions) 11-10-2008
by RASHED AL-GHAYEB
"دانيل".. إهداء لوزير الخارجية الجدل حول اقتراح وزير الخارجية البحريني تشكيل منظمة إقليمية تضم الدول العربية إضافة لتركيا وايران و"اسرائيل" ذكـَّرني بنقاش ساخن حول "التواصل" مع شاب "اسرائيلي". دار النقاش بين العرب بمؤتمر شبابي عالمي، شاركتُ به...

دعوة للتفائل (Short Story) 12-12-2007
by Ahmed Mohamed Tammam
انفض غبار المشاكل عن ظهرك وقع حصان أحد المزارعين في بئر مياه عميقة ولكنها جافة، وأجهش الحيوان بالبكاء الشديد من الألم من أثر السقوط واستمر هكذا لعدة ساعات كان المزارع خلالها يبحث الموقف ويفكر كيف سيستعيد الحصان؟ ولم يستغرق الأمر طويلاً كي...

دول العالم الاول ودول العالم الثالث (Opinions) 1-08-2008
by Belal jahjooh
دول العالم الاول ودول العالم الثالث تعتقد دول العالم الثالث انها تفعل الكثير لدول العالم الاول من خلال الدعم المادي والسياسي، او تعتقد انه الناس يعتقدون ذلك، ولا شك من دول العالم اصبح لها موروث ثقافي واقتصادي قوي يجعل منها محركا قويا للكثير من...

ذهب وحده وعاد وعدنا معاُ (Poetry) 13-07-2008
by magd
ذهب وحده وعاد وعدنا معاُ تكلمي... لم استطع الكلام.... ودموعي لم تتوقف فى مكان.... تكلمى... رددها وحتى من دون كلام.... عاد لى صمتى وعجزت عن الكلام... تكلمى.... مر شريط لحياتي وصور لذكرياتي بثوان... ما...

رحلة التيه (Short Story) 19-05-2007
by محمد الشركي
حكايات تل النوارس الحكاية الأولى " رحلة التيه " نص مسرحي تأليف : محمد الشركي إهداء : إلى كل الذين أتعبتهم رحلة السنين الطويلة إلى الذين يعانقون التيه في يومهم وليلهم إلى الذين يصارعون الدجال في كل لحظة و حين إلى الذين يظهر...

روحك البتراء (من رسائلي) (Short Story) 20-10-2008
by Areej Hosni Atalla
رسالتي جاءت ردا على رسالة صديق.... أورد رسالته أولا ثم رسالتي... ______________________________________ وكانت اعمدة تهز للتاريخ رمش الشجر وورق العنب الزائد عن التوريق، كانت شجرتان ممتدتان كالكينيا متصلبتان كبحر احمر، كانت تشدو الافواه...

شجرة الكينا (Opinions) 26-02-2008
by Wiaam Youssef
في يوم مشمس وغير متميز صحوت من نومي وكالعادة لفنجان القهوة وسيجارة ممقوتة ومن ثم إلى العمل.. وإذبي أجد شعاع الشمس يبدو أقرب والوجوه في الطرقات من موظفين وطلاب مرئية وكأنني معهم في الشارع.. غريب هل يعقل أنني أسكن هنا طوال 25 عاماً ولم أدري بذلك...

شريان دورات الحقيقة: (Poetry) 21-06-2008
by Radwanalmajali
إلى من ألهماني الصبر كي أجتاز، إلى من شجعني على مواصلة الدرب من مستحيل، إلى من قالا لي سر نحو دروب العلم لا تحتار، إلى من دفعاني نحو محيط الصبر لا تنهار، إلى من جال في قلبي صداه من إفتخار، إلى من دام هواه حباً فيَ من إستئثار، إلى قصتي وبداية من...

شعب يقرأ شعب لا يجوع... فماذا عن العرب؟ (Opinions) 24-11-2009
by Adel Gana
أختيرت بيروت هذا العام عاصمة عالمية للكتاب، وهي تستحق أن تكون كذلك، فتلك مدينة مازال فيها من يحلم بالكتب، ومن يكتب، ومن يطبع ومن ينشر، وبالتأكيد من يقرأ أيضا؛ قصة حدثت معي الشهر الماضي في هذه العاصمة وأنا جالس في إحدى المقاهي مع بعض الأصدقاء...

صراع الأجيال (Opinions) 15-06-2007
by batool
كثيرا ما نسمع من كبار السن خاصة من جيل آبائنا و أجدادنا تعليقات عن فشلنا ،عن فشل هذا الجيل وفساده .ويأتي عدم ردنا من احترامنا لفارق السن والكبر ولطبيعة الجلسة فغالبا ما تكون جلسة مفتوحة تضم بعضا من الأقارب والأصدقاء وكنتيجة لعدم رغبتنا في الجدال...

صراع نفسي (Poetry) 29-07-2007
by ali alsharkawy
(تمثل هذه القصيدة التخبط و الصراع الفكري الذي يعيشه الآن الشباب العربي، و حيرتهم في تبنّي أيّ من هذه الأفكار.) تقطع كيانُ نفسي إلى جزرٍ متفرقة. جزرٌ نابضة، غاضبة، ملتهبة كاللظى المتفتقة يفصل بينها بحرٌ لجيّ ظليم الزرقة تغمر طياتُ مائه...

طريقان و طريق (Short Story) 18-08-2008
by nour halawani
رسمت الطريقان أمامي , ها هما أمامي الآن , رسمتهم ... لا أعرف إلى أين سيأخذني أي منهم, متأكدة أن ذاك هو طريق سعادتي الذي إن تعبت لأقطعه فسأنال سعادتي, ولكني أختار طريق وحدتي و عذابي ... لقد اخترت الطريق ...كان بريق عيني يخفي تحته سعادة .... فأصبح...

على هوامش الحقيقة: (Short Story) 29-05-2008
by Radwanalmajali
أن قراءة الماضي لهو شي جميل، ولكن دون الدخول في خيارات تطول إلى مراحل أبعد من الخيال، إلى ما أمتدت فيها أصابع الغموض عن باقي الحقيقة. فالظلام كلمة تمتد معناها الى شعورٍ قاسيٍ يعيد معه السؤال. كيف ولماذا واين؟ أدوات يحتار معها العقل عن الإجابة،...

عندما أيقنت أننى على قيد الحياة (Short Story) 8-05-2008
by Mamdouh Osama
نخلق فى هذه الحياة ببراءة الملائكة ثم نعى معناها شيئا فشيئا نبدأ بادراكها و تتبلور شخصيتنا بتأثير الأشخاص المقربين منا و مجتمعنا ككل..نتعلم دستور الحياة و نفهم قوانينه و مواده. نستقطب غدر الناس و خيانتهم نتفهم الأنفس المريضة و نحاول أن نتعايش...

عيد الطفولة (Opinions) 13-06-2008
by meddahi
عيد الطفولة (من بحر الكامل) ولد الجنين وفي جبينه سُؤدد مـــن عـــلمه كل الورى تتزوّد يا ليت شعري أعرف أسراره شوقي يـبـــقى قائــــــما يتمدد سر الإله و روحه سُترت لكي لا تعبـــثَ أيــــدي الورى تتجرد فهو الّذي سيكون غدا ساهرا...

غاب الصديق وقت المحن: (Short Story) 27-04-2008
by Radwanalmajali
كتبت من الخواطر في غياب الصديق قائلاً: تراودني تلك اللحظات التي كنتُ بها مع صديقي أتذكر فيها الساعات الطويلة التي قضيتها معه، ويا لها من لحظات كأن الأمس بها اليوم، تمنيتُ بأن اليوم لم يكن، وان الساعة تراوحُ إلى مدىً ليس بعيد. قلتُ هذا بنفسي...

فتوش النكبة (Poetry) 6-05-2009
by عبد الحميد عبد العاطي
من يوم ما وعيت وأنت بتحكيلي.. كشيخ عن ترابنا وعاداتنا.. أكلاتكم وأكلاتنا عن البصارة والفول وحَب البصل المفحول عن قعدتكم تحت الشجرة ورغيف خبز بتقسم لعشرة عن موسم الزيت والزيتون وكيف المغني و اليرغول عن أعراسنا وليالينا ما يحول...

فرصة أخرى (Short Story) 27-10-2008
by nour halawani
هل أنتظر رجوعك... أم أنتظر رجوعي ... ؟! أحس في هذه الفترة أني ألملم دفاتري لأرحل و لكن إلى أين ... وهل لي مكان آخر ..اني أجمع دفاتري القيمة فلا أجد الكثير... أعيد قراءة سطور فرحت كتيرا عندما خططتها،لماذا تغيرت ؟ و هل كبرت أنا و أصبحت أنظر إليها من...

فكـيف سأنـسى ودادَ سـعاد (Poetry) 26-09-2008
by meddahi
‏ قوامٌ رشيـــقٌ ووجـهٌ جميلُ كـبدر الـتمام الذي يستميل عيـون كمـثل عيـون المها لم ترى العينُ مثلها يستحيل ولما لمـحـت الغـزالة تمـشي الهـوينى تـفـطّر قلبي الكليل...

فى صحتك يا بلدى :تاريخ مصر المتكرر (Poetry) 1-10-2007
by karim mohamed nayel
فى صحتك يا بلدى : تاريخ مصر المتكرر الجزء الأول كان نفسى أشوفك محكومة بولادك وخيرك داخل بطن احفادك لكن الثورة ظبطت الدنيا قضت على الفساد كله فى ثانية شكرا مفيش فايدة الغباوة حتفضل...

في الماء (Short Story) 18-08-2008
by nour halawani
جالسة على سريري , متشبثة بكوب قهوة ,عله ييقظني مما أغرقت نفسي به , أريد أن أعيش لا أريد أن أغرق ,هل أستطيع إنقاذ نفسي أم أحتاج ليد لتنقذني؟؟! وضعت كوب القهوة جانبا... في محاولة لإبقائي غريقة أفكاري , عجيب أننا في كثير من الأوقات ننزل رؤوسنا تحت...

في ذكرى رحيل صديق (Short Story) 14-08-2008
by Radwanalmajali
يقترب الوقت الذي أحس فيه بتلك اللحظات المؤلمة التي تلقيت فيها قبل عام نبأ وفاة صديق لي، أعتبرته أخاً، لم يكن في يوم من أيام الحياة لييعد عبارات المحبة بعد فقدان ساعة رحيلة، عن دنيا فقدت فيها لمسات الحنان عن أزقة الشوارع الضائعة، وسط زحام الخطر على...

في لحظات (Short Story) 18-08-2008
by nour halawani
اسمه أمامي .... منقوش, منحوت على قطعة حجر كبيرة.... مستطيلة أو مربعة, يخيل لي أنها شاهد قبر... إنها تبتعد , وكلما ابتعدت أكثر , انزاح ثقل عن قلبي و هلالة بدأت تتلاشى ليصبح تفكيري واضحا... أقف حائرة! ..لقد أحسست بالضياع للحظات تغير جسمي , و أحسست...

قبل أن ينفجر القلم .. (Opinions) 9-04-2010
by Zidan
رغم أني أمر بلحظة حقيقية يومية يمر بها الإنسان يعبر فيها الإنسان بصدق أن هناك مشكلة عامة هو جزء منها حلها يبدأ بالمشاركة .. بفهم المشكلة. قد تكون طبقة الأوزون موضوع رئيسي وقضية مهمة في أستراليا وكندا إلا أن هذا الموضوع يبعد عني كل البعد .. أن...

قد بكيتُ بيـن دلــــــجةِ الليال (Poetry) 10-10-2009
by meddahi
قد بكيتُ بيـن دلــــــجةِ الليال عندما ذكـرتُ حـــــبَّ الإنفصال فبكى قمرها مــعي أسى أن شاهد الدمـوع سيـل الإنهمال كم ذكرتُ حـبّها الذي تـــوارى بـين أيّـــام الـقـلى...

قصة صاحب الظل الطويل (Short Story) 15-05-2007
by منى وفيق
ملء شدقيها تضحك .. متجاهلة حزنا في القلب يعشّش.. تتعالى هي اليوم على حزنها، قهرها، هزائمها أيضا. هي ذي تستقبل العام الجديد بقصّة شعر جديدة .. تشتري باقة ورد تهديها لنفسها .. تتعهّد كما كلّ سنة بآلاف الوعود، ستصبح نعامة من فصيلة لا أرى، لا...

قصة فرحا بالموت (Short Story) 15-05-2007
by منى وفيق
جزعةٌ أنا .. مصدومة .. غارقة في حزني أيضا. أيُّ تفرّدٍ أحسّه. العالم القاسي المجوسيّ هذا يبدو صامتا وحزينا إلاّ من نعيق الغربان والبوم في الخرائب. وأنت الواقف ها هنالك مبتسمًا وضاحكًا. تُرى من تكون؟! حتّى وقت قريب كنت أسخر من "عبدو"...

قصيدة وجدانية (Poetry) 21-06-2008
by meddahi
الشاعر العصامي مداحي العـيد هذه القصيدة الوجدانية من البحر الوافر 05/06/2008 .. المتنبي الصغير شعرت بوحـــدةٍ ثقلت جروح لقـد تــركــت أنــيــستها تروح قد امتلأت بكــربـــتها صُنوف من الحـزن قـد اجتمعت تبــوح إذا خلا الفــــــؤاد من...

قضايا الشباب أية مقاربة؟؟؟ (Opinions) 27-04-2008
by Adel Gana
للشباب قيمة كبرى إذ هم المستقبل ومهندسو قاطرته. ففتيان اليوم هم رجال الغد وأطره ومؤطروه، وقادته وموجهوه في شتى مناحي الحياة وميادينها.. وللشباب أهمية قصوى باعتباره سن الحيوية الدافقة والعزيمة الماضية ومرحلة القوة بين ضعفين: ضعف الصبا، وضعف...

كن إنسان (Opinions) 24-11-2008
by AbdAl-Rahman Hamdi AbdEl-Gawad
وأنت في هذه الحياة تمضي معها ، تقابل كثيرين وتعرف كثيرين ، تحب البعض وتبعد عن البعض ، لا يضرك ذلك في شيء اذا كنت انسانا كن انسانا عندما تحب فلا تخدع من تحبهم ولا تضمر لهم غير ما تظهر كن انسانا سيسيء اليك بعضهم فلا تبغضهم بل اشفق علي اخطائهم...

كوكوكـــــــــــو (Short Story) 2-07-2009
by عبد الحميد عبد العاطي
ارسم دمعة وقلد منديلك نحو السماء ، نادي الصباح وتخفى بحنجرة الديك واهرب قبل أن يراك ضوء الشمس ، الليل يمضى ويداك تمسك بفرشاة الوقت ،حاول الرسم على فخد الثواني لعلك تستطيع الإمساك بجنين الحياة ، لحظة... ومض الوقت يا هذا ..ارق من سطر الورقة واخف...

لأني أريد لهذا الجرح أن يلتئم (Short Story) 26-06-2009
by abeer al najjar
عينان تائهتان في السراب.. خضراوان قبل العشب .. لا تقولان الحقيقة .. تكذبان على نفسيهما و على المشاعر .. تنظران إلى الرمادي الحزين .. تلتفان للاشئ حولهما .. تبحثان في عبثية الاشكل عن كلمة تصفهما .. مطوقتان بذنب ما محته الأيام .. تتسائلان بخوف عن...

لانك مثل بلادي (Poetry) 1-06-2008
by saddam motea
لانك ِ مثل بلادي يُشوه وجهك ظل العساكر ويجلد جسدك سوط الفتاوى ويصبح صدرك قبل التكور مباحٌُ و(فيدٌ) * لكل القبائل لانك مثل بلادي حيث يجول الرجال على صدر انثى بغير مشاعر يصير اغتصابك فتحا..يلعلع فيه الرصاص ويصبح ثوب دمائك...نيشان نصر ٍ...

لايوجد مستحيل حقا (Opinions) 1-11-2007
by Mohamed Yousry Mohamed El-Masry
في احد الجامعات في كولومبيا حضر احد الطلاب محاضرة مادة الرياضيات وجلس في آخر القاعة ونام بهدوء وفي نهاية المحاضرة استيقظ على أصوات الطلاب ونظر إلى السبورة فوجد أن الدكتور كتب عليها مسألتين فنقلهما بسرعة وخرج من القاعة وعندما رجع البيت بدء...

لست أنا (Poetry) 9-08-2008
by khalid-elaouni
لم أعد أطيق كرسيا مهمشا قد شاركني العنكبوت قعدته ونسجت حولي حبائل الإنذار ! لست أنا ذاك الذي كنت , يوما : يتأبط القيم ويدوس دوسا على زجاج هين الإنكسار على ماء يراه نار على قبلة خلتها إعصار … لست أنا ذاك الذي كنت : ألملم لوعة نعم ! وأنا...

لست لوحة (Poetry) 24-02-2010
by Dalia
لست لوحة و لا حتى إطار لست صورة تلفت الأنظار بل أنا كائن حى ينبض بشريان من الأفكار كيانى و بيتى هو عقلى و إيمانى الجبار لست تلك الصورة التى يتهافت عليها الراسمون ليكتبوا عليها أشعار بل أنا بشر أملك من الملكات ما يثير و يفجر الانهار...

لعبة النفس المحرومة (Opinions) 29-11-2007
by karim mohamed nayel
الأنسان........ضليل. و أكثر ما يضل..... نفسه. يبدأ الأمر بأمنية ، آه لو تتحقق ، فيحس لها فى نفسه بالسعادة. فيحب لنفسه ان تستكثر من السعادة، فيسعى ليحققها.......فاما ينجح، و هنا يتحمل تبعات تلك الأمور التى تبدأ بخفقة قلب... بأمنية.... و اما...

للقضايا .. أهمية . (Opinions) 9-04-2010
by Zidan
للقضايا العالمية أهمية .. ولكن الكثيرين لا يعطوها حقها في الأهمية .. مع أنه من المستوجب أن تصير سلوكا وممارسة وجزء من شخصية هذا الكوكب . أو على الأقل أن تكون هوية .. لإنسان العالم الثالث .. التي من خلالها استخراج شيء تخبئ في خبايا الإنسان ....

لماذا التفاؤل (Opinions) 1-08-2008
by nour halawani
هل طرحت على نفسك يوما هذا السؤال ...؟ لماذا نتفاءل..؟ لماذا نبتسم-الذي هو وجه التفؤل-...؟ إذا بدأنا بتحليل الشخصيتين أو الوجهين المتعاكسين ... المتشائم والمتفاءل, سنرى... المتفاءل: يتفاعل مع الأحداث المحيطة بشكل صحيح, كما أنه يتخذ الخطوات الواجب...

لماذا هو عربي؟؟؟ (Poetry) 18-06-2008
by Wiaam Youssef
لماذا هو عربي؟؟؟ حتى يمتزج دم الحب بدم الكراهية .. وحتى تبقى الريح متقلبة .. حين يأتيني بنفسه الأبية.. وغير أبه يرميني بسهامٍ شرقية .. يراني بين فينة و أخرى ياسمينة دمشقية أو لربما صفاقسية.. يلبسني بسواد الليل قمراً ويبقى راعٍ علي وأنا...

لي حمرائي (Short Story) 2-04-2010
by ghalas charara
Certains la retrouve à travers le viseur, imprimée sur une pellicule, en couleur ou noir et blanc. Elle m’apparaît en mots, autant de mots qu’elle a de pavées, inépuisable en sens et détours. “ J’adore cet endroit, j’y viens tout le temps,...

ليس سراباً.. (تقارب أم تباعد الأديان) (Opinions) 14-09-2008
by Wiaam Youssef
الإسلام والمسيحية، مدى التقارب و كيفية الابتعاد؟؟ حوار بين الأديان وكيف يكون هنالك حوار ، وهل من منظم للقاء بين الأخوة في بيت واحد..وهل من يدعو لتآلف على مائدة واحدة..للعب والسهر في حارة واحدة، ونحن من درسنا وأبدعنا في مدرسة واحدة .. استغراب...

ليلة بلا عشاء (Short Story) 5-09-2008
by Samar Samir Mezghanni
على طاولة العشاء، في ليلة باردة من ليالي الشتاء، تجرأت على سؤال والدتي:" ماما، هل يمكن لامرأة وقرد أن ينجبا طفلا؟" كنت في الخامسة عشر من عمري، أدرس مادة العلوم الطبيعية ككل التلاميذ، ومن المفترض أني تعلمت جيدا من أين يأتي الأطفال!! إلا أن ما...

ما أطول الطريق اليكي .. (Poetry) 6-10-2008
by firas
ما أطول الطريق اليكي .. نعم ..طويلٌ جداً اليكي الطريق ,, في أيام المطر وبعيد جداً وجهكِ عني ,, ومن يطال البدر ؟؟ أصبحت لا أراك الا في لوحاتٍ .. أو في صور .. لأشرب منها ذكرياتٍ ..سرقت مني هذا العمر .. نعم ..طويلٌ...

ما هو الهدف من الحياة؟ (Opinions) 29-06-2007
by Samer Mohammed Kamel
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم السلام عليكم أود الدخول في الموضوع مباشرة دون مقدمات لماذا نخطئ؟ لماذا نذنب؟ و الأهم لماذا نتوب؟ طبعا كل ابن آدم خطاء و خير الخطائين التوابون ... ما دفعني للكتابة هو شأني شأن كل إنسان على ظهر البسيطة أخطأت و...

ماذا أقول للروسية ألونا (Opinions) 27-07-2008
by RASHED AL-GHAYEB
تقود الشابة الروسية الأنيقة‮ »‬ألونا‮« ‬منظمة شبابية في‮ »‬سانت بطرسبرغ‮« (‬أو كما‮ ‬يُفضل اليساريون تسميتها لينيينغراد‮) ‬وهي‮ ‬من أجمل المناطق بالعالم،‮ ‬وتقع في‮ ‬الشمال كنافذة تطل على أوروبا،‮ ‬وكانت عاصمة الامبراطورية الروسية في‮ ‬عهد...

مثلهم لن اعاتبك (Opinions) 17-01-2010
by saady hamad
حصارك أبكى أطفالاً .. ولم يبكيني ، ودمارك أدهش أحراراً .. ولن يثنيني ، لكن تذكر ترنيمة الطفل المكبل خلف أسوار غزة العالية ، وتمعن طفلا صغيرا يحمل الأخ الأصغر، واعلم ان سماء الأرض لن تكسوها قنابل فوسفور أبيض ، واستمع لأنشودة الحجارة التي تستغيثُ...

محراب الجسد .. (Short Story) 18-05-2009
by heba alagha
إنه الصمتُ المطبقُ يا سيدي، ذلك الذي يجعلنا نختنق شوقاً، ونعلي في أنفسنا رغبةَ اللقاء، فلا شيء يمكن أن يسدَ ذلك الفراغ المقابل، إلا ما تجود به عليّ من كلماتك وموسيقاك العذبة، تلك التي تعني لي، حياتي بأكملها، ومدائن النور في ظلمة أيامنا. سألتُه...

محمد علي (Opinions) 20-01-2006
by Abdelrahman mahmoud
في يوم مشهود من تاريخ مصر الحديث خرج أعيان مصر يقولون كلمتهم ويرفضون الوالي العثماني وينادون بشخص واحد ليقود مسيرة التنمية ليخرجهم من مجاهل التأخر والتخلف..... لقد كان هذا الشخص هو محمد علي باشا. إن الحديث عن مثل هذه الشخصية الفريدة يحتاج حتما...

مدرسة المسرح الصيفيه (Interviews) 28-11-2008
by errased elfani
"مدرسة صيفية للمسرح" لم يكن لقائي بهم مصادفة ، فاللغة و الأغاني و الدبكات التي يؤدونها فلسطينية بحتة ، أستطيع أن أستنتج ذلك من غنائهم لقصائد محمود درويش ، وارتجالهم لمواقف وأحداث تذكر بالقدس وأسوارها وعبق تاريخها الذي يمتد إلى بداية الزمان ،...

مشاكل الشباب العربي (Opinions) 18-04-2008
by Radwanalmajali
الشباب ركن مهم في بناء وقوة المجتمعات، حيث تبرز أهميتهم كمدخل أساسي في عملية التنمية وذلك من خلال تطوير البناء الإجتماعي والسياسي والاقتصادي للمجتمع، ذلك بما يتميزوا به من مقدرة عالية على الإبداع والابتكار والقيادة في ظل الظروف الصعبة التي...

مطر (Poetry) 26-06-2009
by abeer al najjar
مطر ناعم في خريف حزين .. كان وجهي يتحدث عما يجول في خاطري .. و أنا لا أريد إلا اسباب موت جديد ..فكم مرة تستطيع أن تقتلني لأصرخ أني أحبك .. كي تستريح..إني أحبك فإلى تأخذني يا حبيبي أين ..لماذا تشردني في الأرض ..أعد لي قلبي و امسح دمع عيني و دعني...

ممنوع التجول (Short Story) 5-06-2008
by Alaa Almalfouh
لا أنسى تلك العبارات التي كان يرددها المسئول العسكري في الجيش الإسرائيلي عبر مكبرات الصوت " يا أهالي مخيم جباليا ، ممنوع التجول و من يخالف القانون يعاقب" ، " ممنوع التجول و اللي يطلع بره دمه في رأسه " .. لا زال صدى تلك الكلمات يدوي في أذني حتى...

من أجل عودة المعنى إلى السياسة العربية (Opinions) 27-04-2008
by Adel Gana
لخص الفيلسوف زكي نجيب محمود في كتابه "خرافة الميتافيزيقا" تصنيف مدرسة الوضعية المنطقية لما تحتويه قواميس اللغة من كلمات إلى صنفين، صنف له معنى وهو ما يشير إلى وجود موضوعي مثل كلمة تفاحة أو بيت.. إلخ, وصنف آخر من الكلمات يتوفر في القاموس، ولكنه لا...

من أنا... (Short Story) 6-10-2008
by nour halawani
من أنا...؟ أنا التي مت ... أنا التي أحييت ... نعم بنظرة منك وأنت لا تدري...! أيا قدري ... هل قدر لي أن أصبح حبة قمح ماتت لكي تخضر ثانية, أم أصبح طفلة صغيرة لا شمس لها... و من أنا..؟ هل أنا الواقفة تحت الظلال تبحث عن الشمس... لم, لم لا أخرج من...

من أنا...؟ (Opinions) 27-10-2008
by nour halawani
من أنا...؟ أنا التي مت ... أنا التي أحييت ... نعم بنظرة منك وأنت لا تدري...! أيا قدري ... هل قدر لي أن أصبح حبة قمح ماتت لكي تخضر ثانية، أم أصبح طفلة صغيرة لا شمس لها... و من أنا..؟ هل أنا الواقفة تحت الظلال تبحث عن الشمس... لم، لم لا أخرج من...

من انفصام مشاعري (Short Story) 7-07-2010
by Waleed Haider
مهما كانت شلالات المشاعر فياضه وهدير ماءها قويا فانها ما تلبث ان تتوقف مهما كانت قوتها فثمة مايوقفها وثمة مايعيقها وهناك من يبعثره ـــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــ احبك ولكني قررت الصمت...

من رسائلي.. (Short Story) 28-09-2008
by Areej Hosni Atalla
صديقي الملائكي الابيض.. لون عيني وثمالة الروح.. عرجون القلب وعقل الجنون.. أصلي ان تكون بجمال وانت تقرأني بذات البريق الشارد من عينيك الدافئتين..تقرأ هذياني وتهمي علي..نكتشف سويا سر اللون البني الداكن في حدقة العين المبتسمة لاجلك، او الحكاية...

من وحي شاب مغربي التقى شباب من فلسطين (Opinions) 4-05-2007
by EL Hammoumi Naoufal
المغرب أبعد دولة في العالم العربي و التي مجتمعها المدني يردد دائما فلسطين في أنشطته. من وحي شاب مغربي التقى شباب من فلسطين . كنت في صغري اعرف فلسطين و الفلسطينيين فقط من خلال التلفاز و الجرائد. وفي 2003 في احد المؤتمرات الشبابية في المغرب...

ميزان حقيقة الأشياء (Short Story) 3-11-2008
by Radwanalmajali
في الكثير من المرات والتي يجلس فيها الإنسان وحيداً عن هموم الحياة ومنغصاتها، ربما يتبادر له مجموعة من الأفكار، أو يتركز تفكيرة على فكرة واحدة، كيف؟ ولماذا؟ واين؟ مجموعة من الأسئلة، ربما لا يجد لديه جواب لها. فالطبيعة حقيقة جميلة أن يعيش فيها...

نحو مقروئية أكبر في وطننا العربي (Opinions) 18-04-2008
by Adel Gana
الإحصائيات تشير إلى أن معدلات الأمية في الوطن العربي رغم انخفاضها التدريجي إلا أنها تبقى مرتفعة كثيرا، في الجزائر النسبة تصل إلى 21،36 بالمئة أما في المغرب 38،5، وفي في بلد مثل السودان 57 وبما يقارب 68مليون شخص عربي أمي ... أما النسب الباقية...

هذا العقل و كفى، وأدر لسواه القفا (Opinions) 19-12-2007
by karim mohamed nayel
ما أحلى ان انظر الى رجل و امرأة ، شابين كانا ام كهلين ، متحابين فرحين يرشفان لذة السعادة و الحب ، و ما أشقانى حين أنظر اليهما بعد حين و هم على خلاف مبين و بغض متين يحيل حياتهما الى مكره يجب البعد عنه او مأزق يجب الفكاك منه . هنالك يضيع عمر...

هوية الشباب العربي.... أية هوية لأي شباب؟؟! (Opinions) 20-11-2008
by Adel Gana
عادل قانة القاهرة في 13/11/2008 ".... هو إنسان ذو بعد واحد، فاقد الهوية، صاحب نزعة استهلاكية، قليل الحساسية تجاه الغير، يعاني عزلة وضياعا، أسير المرحلة الراهنة والأمر الواقع والتوقيت المخيف والسرعة الفائقة والوقائع السريعة الكفيلة بأن تنسيه ما...

واهبة الهوى (Poetry) 12-03-2008
by karim mohamed nayel
رأيت حلما و يمنعنى حيائى من ذكر هاجس اصباحى و امسائى و لسانى صمتٌ يعقده الخجل عن ذكرك المستقر فى أحشائى فعسى عيناك سر شقائى و مبعث دائى و كل دوائى ترنو الى و لو بطرف لِحاظها فتجمع ما تمزق من أشلائى أو تصخين سمعا لاحدى قصائدى...

وحيدة في لحظة تردد (Opinions) 13-07-2008
by nour halawani
ها هي الدنيا تدور حولي ... أنا في المنتصف وحيدة ....أضواء مسلطة علي من كل اتجاه ... ذكريات و أحلام ... قرارات صارت من الماضي، و قرارات منتظرة.... حركات ،نظرات ، همسات ،ضحكات .... أحلامي و مبادئي الراسخة التي لن تتحرك متى ستتحقق؟؟؟ أنا و الدنيا......

وداعاً .. بيروت (Poetry) 17-10-2008
by firas
وداعاً .. بيروت عُدت من بيروت ,, وما علمتُ بأنها اتخذت القرار . عُدت من بيروت مثلجاً.. حالماً بضم ذلك السوار نعم , ما عدت أريد عمري .فالطرقات كلها صارت تحت الحصار . فأضعت كل شيء,, فقدت تماثيلي, وشغفي بالتدمريات .. وعلم الآثار بعد أن...

ولادة جمعية الشباب العربي (Interviews) 5-09-2008
by Farouq. Hamdan
أعلن الشاب البحريني علي شرفي عن إنشاء أول تجمع شبابي ثقافي اجتماعي عربي مقره في مملكة البحرين، إذ تم إشهار جمعية الشباب العربي في تاريخ 28/8/2008 في الجريدة الرسمية وذلك طبقاً لأحكام قانون الجمعيات والأندية الاجتماعية والثقافية والهيئات الخاصة...

يا مجتمع ليه (Poetry) 15-09-2007
by karim mohamed nayel
يا مجتمع ليه تحت ضرسك تحطنى وجهلك و عمايلك السودا تلطنى انت كده نحو الغباوة حتجرنى كفرت بيك و بأهلى و بالناس اجمعين يا زمان ع الارض بأيدك مرمطتنى و شركم يا ناس فى دماغى جننى انت كده نحو الغباوة حتجرنى يارب أشوفكم فى جهنم متجمعين...

يا ناطرين التلج ما عاد بدكون ترجعوا (Opinions) 26-05-2007
by Ramez kassar
وما أدراك ما الوطن بالنسبة للسوريين .. سورية هي تلك الرغبة التي تعتريك لتناول " كاسة شاي" وأنت تأكل الجبنة البيضاء البلدية، وذاك الخمول الذي يدفعك بعد وجبة الغذاء الدسمة إلى قيلولة غالية، هي ذاك المزيج الفوضوي الذي يجري في شوارع العاصمة،...

يفصلنا عنكم (Opinions) 28-01-2009
by عبد الحميد عبد العاطي
يفصلنا عنكم شريطُ شائكُ من الجرائمِ.. يمتدُ من أقصى العروبةِ وصولاً لشاطئِ الهزائمِ.. ينجبُ جداراُ أحمقاُ ودبابةُ وجنديا خائفاُ فوق سحابةٍ وجِيب مصفحٍ وطائرةٍ بالصباحِ وأخري بالمساءِ تعزفُ ولا تنصتُ للحنٍ العواءِ...

‘An open letter to a Kenyan, my valentine’ (Poetry) 18-02-2008
by Affiah Odhiambo
Dear Beloved, It is with utter urgency, deep sorrow and fleeting hope that I write to you this letter. What happened to us my love? We used to be happy you and I. They all envied us: our friends, our neighbors, the foreign forces. My love, do...

“No somos tan diferentes como se piensa” (Interviews) 19-06-2007
by Damian Profeta
María: 19 años, colombiana y refugiada en Argentina “No somos tan diferentes como se piensa” Por Damián Profeta A los 18 años, corriendo riesgo su vida, debió abandonar su país, alejarse de su familia y sus amigos y comenzar una nueva...

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained” (Opinions) 22-03-2007
by Sean Amos
The Youth of today are not taking risks which are vital in surviving the "onslaught" in the job market. We have to understand one fact that unless we become creative and come up with out of this world ventures then it will be a daunting task to...

“Provocar para Transformar” (Opinions) 19-04-2007
by Adrielle Saldanha Clive
É com grande alegria satisfação que escrevo mais uma vez. Certamente este foi o que me deu mais alegria ao construí-lo. Isso depois de diversos rascunhos feito antes de transcrevê-lo aqui. Alegria de viver e ajudar a construir a história deste...

“Ser” e “ter” (Poetry) 23-06-2011
by Yan Paiva Campos
Estou farto de pessoas ignorantes De pessoas interessantes De cachorros na coleira que esperam seus donos e alguns ossos para roer Estou farto de pessoas que não se conhecem a ponto de não saber do que precisam. Abaixo os intolerantes...