The Song of Sahel SOS: How Do We Find Solidarity?

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The complete anthology will be published on Amazon. We are doing this in conjunction with SOS Sahel. Proceeds of sales go to SOS Sahel.*****

for those who are not aware, Sahel is a place in Africa where the people are starving. there is a drought so severe in Sahel that the soil will not sustain any growth of crops.

there is a hopeless situation, where organizations are trying to find solutions to bring aid to help the people, mostly mothers and children, to survive.*****

West Africa Hunger Crisis: Noura’s Story*****

A Song of Sahel – SOS – Calling for Submissions*****

UNICEF- Sahel*****

World Food Program – Sahel*****

Save The Children – Sahel*****

OXFAM – Sahel

Niamh Clune


those who have; those who have not
those who dream; those who do not
those who consume world resources; those who have nothing
those who complain about rain; those who die for rain

How Do We Show Solidarity?  

Dust bites. Red storms strip all before them. Grains of sand are sharp, gritty, punishing. Winds come suddenly, filling the sky with feminine pink. Hazy colour has the thrust of pestilence, steals your breath, fills your lungs and blasts your eyes.

The blistering orb strips clean your bones, X-rays skin’s thin veneer. There is nowhere to hide from sun such as this. The Sahelian sun is different to the one under which I live.

I love rain.

I could not live there.

I did live there once in a mud hut with a grass roof. I fended off scorpions and hunting spiders. I slept beneath a mosquito net. Nevertheless, mosquitos found…

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Song of Sahel SOS

Song of Sahel SOS
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Song Of Sahel SOS: Calling For Submissions

Song of Sahel SOS

Song of Sahel SOS on Facebook-Public Event

By Plum Tree Books
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Across The World

Written By Niamh Clune PhD

There are: those who have; those who have not those who dream; those who do not those who consume world resources; those who have nothing those who complain about rain; those who die for rain

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Children cannot eat words; blinded by starvation, they cannot see pictures. Yet, we are calling on artists, poets, writers and photographers to join us in a Song Of Sahel.

We hope to raise awareness, raise a contribution from the sales of the anthology and music, or through direct donation. The deadline for submissions is 15th August. The event will be hosted on 15th September on FaceBook. More details to follow.

Plum Tree Books

Contact us here for details.

The complete anthology will be published on Amazon. We are doing this in conjunction with SOS Sahel. Proceeds of sales go to SOS Sahel.