HAPPY INTERNATIONAL POETRY DAY TO ALL ADINKRALINKS POETS, OUR READERS AND AUDIENCE
AdinkraLinks is a network of poets working in collaboration across the world, drawing on Adinkra symbols as a creative resource from which we create and connect, and connect to create. We interact to write and share with each other and the rest of the world and our interaction is through the poems we write in response to each other’s poems.
Our website www.adinkralinks.net tells the story of what we share and how we share through the volumes of poetry anthologies, conversations, spoken word films, pictures and music to which published and unpublished poets are contributing. This second volume, AYA ‘The Resilient’ is the result of the open invitation in 2019 to interested poets across the world to submit initial original work, drawing on the theme of the meaning of the Adinkra symbol Aya (resilience). Contributing poets were invited to interact with each other through writing. The write-respond-write interaction between all the poets and the fractal is experience it creates for us is what is featured here in this second volume of the AdinkraLinks Anthology Series.
Aya is the Adinkra symbol for resilience and endurance. Aya is depicted by the fern, a hardy plant that thrives in difficult terrain. The symbol thus, reflects the experience of protracted difficulties and adversity and flourishing despite such difficulties and challenges.
Aside publishing, we deliver training, host events and provide poetic interpretations on request.
ADINKRALINKS Poets are from all over the world writing and sharing in collaboration with each other through exchanging writing and responding to each other's poetry.
We work with the concept of treasured opportunities and mutual enrichment to address various global challenges drawing on the endless conceptual values encoded in the large body of the Ghanaian Adinkra symbols.
We have formed lasting friendships and collaborations across the world through our poetry and how we share the experience of engaging with each other.
Funtunfunefu Synched is the first volume of the the Adinkra Series. This volume draws on the the theme of 'Funtunfunefu' the conjoined crocodiles that share one stomach yet fight over food, and calls on us to review the folly of fighting over our shared global resources.
'Funtunfunefu Synched' is an anthology of One Hundred and One poems compiled and edited by Gameli Tordzro and published in June 2019. It has contribution from seven other poets who live in Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland, Gothenburg in Sweden, Accra in Ghana and Wellington in New Zealand.
The book is available here on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats.