Raindrop! by Phalafala Aphane

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"Rain, in the African context, has a deep cultural
significance. It symbolizes the prevalence of peace as
a tirade against any cruel authority or fundamentalism
of all kinds. Drop of Rain! is a unique, epic, surrealistic
and long unparalleled poem . . .which is used
ornamentally as a tender whisper of struggle and
peace that offers unlimited thinking and space and
uncovers the truth that toughens and softens the
dark shades of human souls and the shape of the
animus within our dreams from multi-textured life. It reveals the conscience, the
consciousness and conscientiousness, the wit, care and foresight—to everyone
who feels, thinks, sings, and dreams of Rain; to share that inner glowing, glorious,
chorally co-operative music of rain and making of tomorrow—as a liberating and
humanistic philosophy; to awaken societal and opinionated values and social
intercourse. This poetry, I hope, offers a window on African humanity, in and
beyond the continent; because the Rain is everywhere. Every Drop of Rain! has a
poem to unite our beautiful world for a permanent global peace. ‘Personal Rain
alone is not enough, Village Rain alone is not enough, Country Rain alone is not
enough, African Rain alone is not enough, European Rain alone is not enough,
American Rain alone is not enough and . . . ‘ A cow does not excrete its whole
dung at once. Pula ga e ne! Let it rain in four corners of the world! Drop of
Rain! will constantly invite your own freedom of interpretation as you enjoy the
journey of reading it."

About Phalafala Aphane

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About the authorPhalafala. M. Aphane was born in Bolahlakgomo and grew up in Mapela in South Africa. He studied drama at FUBA Academy School of Arts and pursuing his MA in Arts, Culture and Heritage Management at Wits University. As a 'theatre luminary', he has sustained his stage career for a decade and half. He's nominated for the Lifetime Arts Achievers Award in 2008 in Mapungubwe Arts Festival which was fully backed up by the Department of Arts and Culture. Presently, he is doing a national research for the National Arts Council of South Africa.Some of his poems were included in three poetry anthologies such as: Meandering Paths, Reunited Siblings and Of Money, Meanderings and Peasants.
Published January 30, 2012 by Xlibris. 406 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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