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Maya Angelou Anthology released


Exactly one year after the death of world renowned poet Dr. Maya Angelou, Hinovelty – a Nigerian based life-improvement NGO has launched an anthology of over 50 poems dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou titled 'The Phenomenal Woman Poetry Anthology.'

The book features work from poets from different countries including Nigeria, USA, South Africa, Botswana, Jamaica, India, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Philippines, Cameroon and Ghana.

The idea for the book was inspired by Dr. Angelou in her role as an author, civil rights activist, teacher, life mentor and largely her written contributions that changed the lives of many people.

“The anthology is a dedication honouring the poetic icon, Dr. Angelou who left a legacy for us to thrive and better ourselves and the communities in which we live”, said Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, co-founder and director of Hinovelty.

In June 2014, Hinovelty put out a call-to-action on their blog, Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as on other blogs and news sites, requesting writers to submit their poems for the anthology.
They received an overwhelming contribution of poems submitted by poets from all over the world. The book was self-published by Hinovelty.
 
“The book was written to cause a social change that upholds values, and uproots vices through the celebration of good role models, such as Dr Angelou; and to inspire the reader to live a purpose-driven life. Secondly, to remind Dr. Angelou's family that her memory and good works will be evergreen in our own lives”, added Mr Onuoha.

The contributing poets include published authors, prolific poets as well as emerging writers.

“As a young published author I have always been inspired by Dr. Maya Angelou and it’s a humbling experience for me to be a part of this historic project, where I get the opportunity to honour the great woman that she was, in the best way I know how”, said Lerato Matsaneng a contributing poet and co-editor of the anthology.

The foreword of the book was written by Eriata Oribhabor, a renowned Nigerian poet.Mr Oribhaboris is the former Chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors in their Abuja Chapter. He has written and published four books.


Hiovelty co-founder Ogwo David Emenikea was a co-editor and poet contributor to the book.

All the proceeds from the book will be used for youth and women empowerment programs by Hinovelty.

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TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch

14th October 2022

On Saturday 29 October 2022 (11:00- 15:00) Bash Connektor will be presenting their 1st TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch which will be hosted by Basadi’Bash’Masimolole. Tatso. A Setswana word. Taste  .Tatso / ta-tso/. verb.

The Brunch will be held at Myhomecafe by Mogobane Dam and tickets are selling at P650 per person. Only 50 tickets available and sold through pre-booking. The value of the offering will be a brunch meal + bottomless mimosas + connekting conversations that matter with leading women in corporate and entrepreneurship. This is an inspirational / empowerment connekting session for Women.

Bash Connektor is a Marketing Company with a twist founded in March 2022 by Basadi Bash Masimolole who has 15 years plus Marketing Experience. The INTENT of Bash Connektor is to Link People, Experiences, and Brands. The K instead of C is INTENTIONAL. We are all about contributing towards AMPLIFYING brand and country messages through curating experiential offerings and connekting conversations that matter, said Basadi Masimolole.

With a sponsor or funding, Basadi Masimolole’s ultimate goal is to have visual podcasts and empowerment connektor sessions at villages as part of cultural tourism and contributing towards the Botswana Government’s Rural Areas Development Program (RADP).

Individuals interested in purchasing the limited number tickets or Brands interested in participating on the TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch through sponsorships/ brand placement opportunities can reach Basadi’Bash’Masimolole on +267 7140 6660 / masimololebasadi@gmail.com / Bash Connektor Facebook page.

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