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Accepting Submissions for South African Anthology of Migrant Poetry

Watercolor of a Somali Spaza Shop in Mdantsane by Amitabh Mitra
Watercolor of a Somali Spaza Shop in Mdantsane by Amitabh Mitra

 

Accepting submissions for a South African Anthology on Migrant Poetry. The publication by Poets Printery http://www.poetsprintery.co.za is scheduled for February 2013. South Africa has been host to people from countries of Africa and beyond. This anthology will provide the best of migrant poetry and a rare insight into the problems of migrant population and the host country.

Who are eligible – Migrant Poets from other countries living in South Africa

Language – English, Can write in the language of the country but a translation in English has to be provided

Topics –

• Internal Migration
• Political Asylum
• Refugee status and border jumping
• Humanitarian Crisis and Complex Humanitarian Emergency
• Xenophobia
• Host country acceptance
• Economic denting to the host country
• Role of UNHCR – The United Nations Refugee Agency
• War and genocide
• Disease, physical and mental trauma and access to primary health care

We cannot guarantee every submission to be published

Please send three poems with a 50 word bio to Amitabh Mitra at amitabh@amitabhmitra.com

 

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