IFLAC Calling for Submissions for Peace and Anti-Terror Anthology

29 Feb 2016
IFLAC Calling for Submissions for Peace and Anti-Terror Anthology

Deadline: 30 April 2016

Khainga O’Okwemba. President of PEN Kenya Centre, sent through a call for submissions from the International Forum for Literature and Culture of Peace (IFLAC) for its Peace and Anti-Terror Anthology:

Press release

International Forum for Literature and Culture of Peace (IFLAC) is glad to announce a call for for submissions of poetry, short story, article, or essay for the IFLAC anthology of Peace and Anti-Terror Anthology 2016, which has its major themes: Anti-Terror and Anti-War: Articles, Stories, Poems. Please send your contributions of articles (up to 4 pages); short stories (up to 4 pages); poems (up to 30 lines) in English to Muthoni Likimani, email: nonispublicity2@yahoo.com. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2016. The Iflac Peace Anthology 2016 eBook will will be published in an ebook in June.

Muthoni Likimani is an amazing woman. At 90, the indefatigable Kenyan writer and Patron of PEN Kenya Centre, she was appointed Ambassador for PEACE for IFLAC (International Forum for Literature and Culture of Peace). Fondly known as Grandma, the author of several books, including her memoir, Fighting Without Ceasing, Muthoni has just finished writing another novel.

Muthoni Likimani writes: “As we all know, the world is going through a period of destruction. People are living in fear. There are many attacks by terrorists, killing innocent people and displacing thousands of people. What is causing all these destruction. Is it thirst for power or greed for material gains? Is it religious differences or is it anger and hatred which makes people to just wish to eliminate some communities?”

It is this state of affairs that made members of Iflac forum to use “the power of the pen” and and “not guns or any other weapon to fight….”

The anthology will be published in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, and Muthoni Likimani is coordinating Africa region. The editor-in-chief is Prof Ada Aharoni (President of Iflac), and the editorial committee include: Dr Vijay Kumar Roy (India), Joseph Berolo (Latin America), Nola Keren (Russia), Laura Munoz (USA).