​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 12th Issue to be published by September 2020 The theme of this forthcoming Issue is HEAL THE WORLD Psalm 147:3 KJV He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Heal the world is a theme inspired by the present pandemic that has plaqued our world today. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought life changing experiences to many, lives have been lost, means of livelihood have been forgone with people clamouring to remain alive and healthy. PAROUSIA Magazine looks forward to reminding people that there is one who can … Continue reading ​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

The African Diaspora Revelation And Chinese Xenophobic Actions! by Joseph S. Spence, Sr | Article | PAROUSIA Magazine

The Chinese used a fabricated false claim of protecting themselves against coronavirus to justified their actions. Coronavirus, started by them, in their country, from their culture, and by their own people, of which the African Diaspora had nothing to do with Continue reading The African Diaspora Revelation And Chinese Xenophobic Actions! by Joseph S. Spence, Sr | Article | PAROUSIA Magazine

Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS LIFE ISSUE #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 10th Issue to be published by December 2019 during the Christmas Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is The Christmas Life Issue. John 1: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. The Birth of Jesus is God becoming a man. This is a Glorious Birth that brings Eternal Life to Humanity. 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, … Continue reading Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS LIFE ISSUE #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

ADESANMI: RELIGION AND THE PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL By Mike Ekunno | Essay | PAROUSIA Magazine

          Prof Pius Adesanmi’s horrific death aboard the crashed Ethiopian Airlines’ flight 302 on 10th March, 2019, rightly drew an outpouring of responses from around the world. While many of the tributes were occupied with the intellectual side of his multi-faceted persona, little has been heard of what must have been his spirituality. Ironically, it is the spiritual that was more egregiously framed by the manner of his death. On the morning of his ill-fated flight, he made a post on his Facebook status of a Bible passage that, with his demise now, appears prescient. The … Continue reading ADESANMI: RELIGION AND THE PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL By Mike Ekunno | Essay | PAROUSIA Magazine

A POTPOURRI FROM ZIMBABWE: A REVIEW OF CHENJERAI MHONDERA’S THE MANIFESTO# BY OLUBOLA ALAMU | PAROUSIA Magazine

  Title: The Manifesto# An Anthology of Peace Author: Chenjerai Mhondera Publisher: Alakowe (Parousia Magazine) Year: 2018 Pages: 102 ISBN: 978-978-969-403-7 Reviewer: Olubola Alamu BUY HERE The Manifesto# is an eclectic volume by Chenjerai Mhondera, Zimbabwean poet, playwright and comedian. In this anthology, Mhondera has written many verses that address several aspects of personal and societal life. The collection is also eclectic in that some of the poems (in Chapter 10, “For the Beauty of Languages of Universe”) are written in a Zimbabwean language, and some parts of the book are more prose than poetry. Building up from the first … Continue reading A POTPOURRI FROM ZIMBABWE: A REVIEW OF CHENJERAI MHONDERA’S THE MANIFESTO# BY OLUBOLA ALAMU | PAROUSIA Magazine

Exclusive Interview with Chenjerai Mhondera | PAROUSIA Magazine

Olubola Alamu interviewed Chenjerai Mhondera in this extraordinary interview. Cecil Jones Myondela known among his legions of fans, readers, and fellow writers as Chenjerai Mhondera is a POET, script writer, short story writer, novelist, author, performing poet (artist), song composer, dramatist (actor), and comedian. He has graced numerous functions both in his country and outside. Performs poems on different functions, social ones such as weddings, graduation and birthday parties, Christmas and New Year parties strictly when booked to perform on such functions. He can be booked for road-shows and awareness campaigns to move cause for individuals, corporations and the likes. … Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Chenjerai Mhondera | PAROUSIA Magazine

Two Poems from Kenyan Denis Waswa Barasa | PAROUSIA Magazine

Of Death’s Fate Death is not final Thanks to God the eternal At conception life is affirmed But God knew me before I was formed Deep in my mother’s womb God goes beyond the tottering tomb And when with the hosts I shall rise With glory and glee shall I praise I shall claim my eternal prize So though pained I am at the moment Suffering much anguish and torment And wailing and whining with lament Lord God of hosts Clear all the ghosts So I may in your kingdom Dwell with freedom Grant the mourners hope Let them not … Continue reading Two Poems from Kenyan Denis Waswa Barasa | PAROUSIA Magazine

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Hello! Happy New Year to you from Parousia Magazine. Our prayer for this year is that your strength will be renewed and you will soar high like an eagle, achieving all your heart desires and prosperous in all your doings. Thank you for staying with us thus far – you are the spirit that keeps this magazine running, your contributions and readership goes a long way in encouraging us to keep publishing the best of Christian Art and Literature. Yes, we were ranked 31st on the Top 50 African Literature Blog by Feedspot. You are making us fly, we look … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 | PAROUSIA Magazine

DO IT NOW! tips for New Year by Mary Joy Orola | PAROUSIA Magazine

December 25, 2018 *Phone rings…* ”Hello Mum…Yes…I will definitely do it ma…Oh! That’s awesome!…Okay, I won’t forget….Haba Mum! I will, this is just 25th; it will definitely be sent on or before January 1st…Okay, Bye ma!” December 27, 2018 *Phone rings…* ”Hey Big boy…I am fine. You?…I didn’t forget. I will sure do it… Of course, I know today is 27, 4 more days into a new year…Yes, I will do it; I promise! Ait. Love you…Bye!” December 30, 2018. *Phone rings…* ”Ọ̀rẹ́ mi, báwo ni?…I dey too o…I wan carry am do now…ehn. No mind mummy jare, she tink … Continue reading DO IT NOW! tips for New Year by Mary Joy Orola | PAROUSIA Magazine

YORUBA DRUMS by Oghenero Ezaza | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  YORUBA DRUMS Welcome to Africa Mr White Welcome to Ilaro my friend so glad you honoured my invitation this is the Redeemed Church I know we play your drum kit and blow your saxophone with coloured lightings on the roof I excuse your smiling at our apprenticeship yet you won’t deny the other melody you can’t comprehend See now your drum kit has stopped playing and your saxophone is on the floor now even the singing halts this is the moment Hear it is that melodious background sound that is the only sound now you now see where it … Continue reading YORUBA DRUMS by Oghenero Ezaza | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Pain Relief by Olatubosun David | Christmas Cascade Isue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  Pain Relief Only the eye-witness The very soul bereft of the paradise bliss The mouth that chewed the apple of death Can of truth, tell the true tale of loss But surely I can tell of my own experience Of the consequences of disobedience Tell of my enduring pains In the face of my sacrifices and fat of rams My anguish and despondency When the death of my loved ones Stung my nostalgic memory Then song of sorrow suited my solace And tears suppressed my appetite and thirst  I can tell a tale of how a terrible hunger Muffled … Continue reading Pain Relief by Olatubosun David | Christmas Cascade Isue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

PAROUSIA Magazine Ranked Among Top 50 African Literature Blogs

    We are delighted to announce that PAROUSIA Magazine has been ranked among the Top 50 African Literature Blogs. This is a good news for us and we are excited about it. We are ranked 31st on the list alongside other outstanding Literary Blogs on the Continent. Many thanks to Anuj. You can read the full list by following this link. Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Ranked Among Top 50 African Literature Blogs

Call For Submission PAROUSIA Magazine The Glorification Issue #8

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 8th Issue to be published by April 2018 during the Easter Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is the Sufferings of Christ and the Glory that should follow – The Glorification Issue. 1 Peter 1:11 “Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” KJV In the ancient prophesies from the old testament, God promised a Saviour who would suffer and then be glorified. The Life, Death, Burial … Continue reading Call For Submission PAROUSIA Magazine The Glorification Issue #8

The 1000 Young African Poets Anthology | PAROUSIA Magazine

Introduction: There has been a growing concern among young creatives in Africa regarding lack of recognition of their poetic creativity by the older generation of poets and writers. While this concern is genuine, there is also a concern among older generations regarding the quality of poetic works coming from a generation of writers whose schooling has been attributed to the proliferation of social media writing. There is a gap between the class of Soyinka, Achebe, Clark, etc. and the current generation. Interestingly too, even among contemporary writers, there are divergent opinions on what constitutes modern or contemporary African poetry. While … Continue reading The 1000 Young African Poets Anthology | PAROUSIA Magazine