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Our children are our future, as are all the children of the world.
From Niamh Clune founder of Plum Tree Books
How do we show solidarity for a mother who, on dying breath, reaches for the child she will leave behind to whisper love’s last comfort?
Do we tell the children of Sahel that the world cares, or are we too wrapped up in our own business to spare a thought for them?
Do we, in the face of all the horrible things presently occurring in the world, maintain our Humanity and show compassion when many of us are struggling ourselves to sustain a livelihood?
We do what we can. We use what is God-given and free. We use our talent.
Children cannot eat words. Blinded by starvation, they cannot see pictures. I wondered at the incongruity of this. Talent has value. It raises awareness. It inspires giving in others. As the Founder and CEO of Plum Tree Books, I put out a call across social media for artists, poets, writers and photographers to join me in a Song Of Sahel.
Song of Sahel, an anthology of poetry, fiction, music, art and photography, will be launched worldwide on September 15 on Facebook. Published by Plum Tree Books as a multi-media kindle and available on Amazon, the proceeds of the sales will go to SOS Sahel, an NGO working in the Sahel region of Africa.
Song of Sahel, brings together artists from all over the world, including the UK, US, Ireland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Canada, South America, India and Australia to one platform in the hope of raising awareness of the plight of the people living in the Sahel.
Join us on September 15 at https://www.facebook.com/events/455785594445002/ for the event when you can meet some of the artists involved in the project. Listen to music composed especially for the event. Hear live readings of some of the poems submitted. Listen to a radio broadcast. The event begins @10am GMT and continues around the clock until 10am the following day.
Join now. Submissions are open until 15th August.
Contact US Via www.ontheplumtree.wordpress.com for further details on how to make a submission or how to link with us.