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Joyce Ash
West Hartford, Connecticut
A poet, scholar and actress
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I am glad I was able to provide you a little insight into his writings. Thanks for the feedback.
Thanks Lizzy for the feedback. I am glad I succeeded to transport you via words to the event. It was truly memorable.
Ah Bertrand! You are welcome my dear! You guys put together a package that could not resist re-telling. It was my pleasure and privilege to be part of this important milestone in your lives Wow! "My wife and I", that must truly feel soft and tasty on your tongue!! I am happy for you and Laura. Once more, wishing you two an exciting married life!
Ha ha ha Judith! For a reader like you, I would write every minute. You are so perceptive and always showcase a take-away phrase. To tell you the truth, "Sulas" had a field day. Fortunately, we had a responsible crowd so no one took advantage to their own detriment. As for me I stayed with the "essential liquids". Lol
My pleasure, Father Maurice Akwa. We count on your prayers, always!
Thanks for that brilliant feedback. The movement from ignorance to knowledge is one we all desire- we are always in need of "anagnorisis" so we can see clearly. I agree with you completely, the shape of the ball symbolizes its universality and "winners become temporary custodians of that glory" not permanent owners.
February 13, Real Artways, Poetry Reading March 26, Quineburg Valley Community College, Willimantic,"How to remain Enthusiastic about learning" April 9th Real Art Ways, Lead poet April 11- GSUC, New New York, Poetry invocation April 12, WELFund (HCW class of 1964 Reunion), Empowering Memories workshop April 14, Hartford Public Library, Mark... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Dr. Joyce Ashuntantang
Joyce Ash is now following Jeffery Morgan
Jun 20, 2014
February 13, Real Artways, Poetry Reading March 26, Quineburg Valley Community College, Willimantic,"How to remain Enthusiastic about learning" April 9th Real Art Ways, Lead poet April 11- GSUC, New New York, Poetry invocation April 12, WELFund (HCW class of 1964 Reunion), Empowering Memories workshop April 14, Hartford Public Library, Mark... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at HOPE IS A VERB
Thanks Arrey for taking the time to drop valuable feedback. This is wind beneath my wings!
Thanks Konty for the feedback especially on the "voice" used. Yes, these are thorny issues and I am hoping my poetry will be able to carry the weight without sacrificing the beauty of language.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2012 on Identity at Batuo's world
Thanks Bess!
@Erica. What can one say? You will have to note it down, give a benefit of doubt and watch the space. Did all the children receive that particular card? I will tell you another experience. My first day at this church, my 8 year old went to Sunday school and the teacher was testing the kids on a memory verse he had given out the previous Sunday. Of course my son was new so he did not know it but as each kid tried to recite he picked it up and recited it making an error. At the end of the exercise- two of them did not get it right. He was the only kid of color in the room and he was new. The teacher, who was in seminary school and the pastor's son distributed candy to those who got it right and in the end gave the boy who had it wrong. The only peron who did not get anything was my son who was new and different in color. I could not believe it. To make matters worse, the teacher still had a lot of candy left. If he had to consider anyone, it will be my son who was joining the class for the first time. When I asked him about it, he could not answer why he gave the other boy who had the verse wrong and did not give my son. My guess was that he could feel the hurt in that child's face because he was human to him! This was a pastor in training and a pastor's son!! I lost faith in that church although I continued to worship there. It took me a long time to get past this, but I figured my God lives inside me and at the end it will be my personal relationship with that God which will count, and not my relationship with any impostor acting as his servant on earth!
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2011 on My Son Loved the Wrong Animal at Batuo's world
@Judith, Thanks for the compliment/feedback. I believe there's a video because I saw a couple of videographers but I do not know how where and how they will disseminate the footage.
@Monique, hopefully we can have effective sponsorship so we can include a category for young writers. @ Gege, I am aware of Bernice and her writings. It is always good to be honored by your own people so she needs to enter the EduArt Awards competition or her publisher could enter the comepetition on her behalf with her consent. The works must be published in cameroon or any African country because one of our goals at EduART is to boost local publishing! Hopefully in the future we can include a category for works published in the Diaspora.
Well, one has to be very cautious the way we react to "these things" otherwise we may end up behaving no different than the people we hope to correct. Thanks for the feedback, Bobe.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2011 on My Son Loved the Wrong Animal at Batuo's world
@Michael N. Jemea- That is quite an interesting way to link up Achebe's works. It reminds of another version with Elechi Amadi's works. it goes like this: Elechi Amadi met the Concubine at sunset in Biafra by the great ponds. As you may know Amadi wrote, The Concubine, Sunset at biafra and The Great Ponds. @ Ben Ojong, Thanks for this feedback. Yes, Things Fall Apart continues to speak to us fifty years after. In the same way we would love Bate Besong to remain relevant for fifty years and beyond. I await your future trips to my blog. Let the conversation continue!
Thanks for this feedback. Yes, Things Fall Apart continues to speak to us fifty years after. In the same way we would love bate besong to remain relevant for fifty years and beyond. I await your future trips to my blog. Let the conversation continue!
I am so glad to know that Mola Dipoko had such an impact, beyond his books, on the people around him. I think this is the essence of life, to leave a little of our fragrance behind, so someone can remember!
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2011 on Mbella Sonne Dipoko Dies at 73 at Batuo's world
Thanks people for sharing in my grief. I think inspite of it all,the human spirit is resilient. Mola E sums it well " The human spirit is stronger than the sad destiny of human mortality"
Thanks for all the feedback.@ Enanga, I like your Phrase "serially brained me". I know that only too well. @ Dolly, I am with you on that, I can only appreciate it now sitting on the chair of maturity with nothing to lose! @Sam Enoh, I don't think "braining" is not synonymous to "brainwashing" but it captures the intent of the "brainer" to convince the hearer to see things from his perspective. "brainwashing" carries a negative connotation which "braining" does not uphold. @Chris Atabong, I will plead the 5th amendment on that one. Lol!
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2011 on The Art of "Braining" at Batuo's world
This is certainly something to think about. We at EduArt have take note.
@Anita. Thanks my dear. It was indeed a fun evening!
@ Julio. Just go ahead and bring the ads ohhhhhhh. I de wait. Thanks man, for the wind beneath my wings. I feel the surge of energy!