Dry Parched Land
Diary of an Unloved Woman
A collection of poems by the female poet from Uganda, Carolyne Afroetry, published by ProMosaik.
The mains themes the poems focus on are love, the relation between lovers, the conflict and the situation of the unloved woman.
Female poetry from Africa is very important to understand the female soul. Through the poems of Carolyne we understand typical problems of her African soul, the way she deals with them, but at the same time we find universal issues and values of the universal female soul. This is the important aspect ProMosaik Poetry would like to focus on in its publications of "ethnic poetry". The main objective is the promotion of intercultural dialogue by poetry from all over the world.
The leitmotif of the collection is the misunderstood and consequently the unloved woman. A strong, struggling woman facing this challenge day by day.
His heart was like
dry patched land
I was a fool to believe
No matter how hard
We couldn’t germinate
Carolyne M. Acen (Afroetry) is a Ugandan Spoken word artist, poet and activist.
She currently manages Echo minds Poets. A group of 7 female poets dedicated to bringing women's stories to the stage in a theatrical production.
In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Haiku Africa Competition and competed in the East Africa Poetic Hour competition in Kisumu,Kenya in 2018.
Her poetry has been published in literary magazines and blogs.