Christopher R. Azzie was born in South Africa in 1971. Christopher is both Irish and South African and he lives in Robinstown Co. Meath today where he is a student. Christopher joined the Small Impact Writers' Group in Navan and he has just published his new book "Hidden Dreams". He will be launching it on Thursday 24th March in Navan Library at 7pm.
The best way I can describe Christopher's book is to say that it's a voice in the wilderness but a voice for good. Christopher's poems have a lot of sadness in them but they give hope and they have soul too. That's what I like about them they've got soul. They champion the downtrodden the forgotten the abused and the plight of the African Elephant and Rhino in a very effective way.
Below is the middle part of a poem titled "African Memories"
Thinking back to those years, long gone.
I remember the things that I loved so very much.
The thundering water of the waterfalls and rivers.
The mighty majestic, magnificent mountains,
That runs from one side of South Africa to the other.
The red and brown coloured soil.
Some say the colour of the soil is that of blood,
For those who lost their lives fighting over the land.
The yellow dust, that covered everything that you held so dear,
Created from the mine dumps that covered the country side,
One by one they disappear from eyes view.
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