CURRENT QUARTERLY FEATURES
*Drawing made by Freya Pasinios, age 8, London
When Emerging Voices added the feature, Conversations in Crisis, who would have foreseen a pandemic engulfing the world? But here we are, struggling to come to terms--individually and collectively, personally and socially--with Covid 19.
Longing for an end to the crisis, we articulate hopes and fears through actions of all kinds. We search for creative ways to connect through the fog of uncertainty. We struggle to remember there are other crises to confront. Climate breakdown, we must not forget, is moving us closer to global disaster. There is no vaccine to restore melted ice caps.
We’ve made some connections between the virus and climate breakdown, notably in a mid April Zoomcast. Here are excerpts from it, along with a few links.
Just Between Us...
This is the ninth issue of Emerging Voices, which began life just over two years ago. Our quarterly site seeks to address the personal and the political, the artistic and the quotidian, the local and the global. We make space for original, marginal voices who challenge conventional wisdom.
Conversations on Crises is a new feature focusing on global issues. We could never have predicted the global pandemic we now find ourselves in. Along with the virus, climate breakdown will be an ongoing topic, as will such concerns as Big Tech, Western powers’ foreign policy and other new and renewed threats to world stability.
We’re pleased to introduce four new voices. Along with London creatives,
we present three contributors from Africa, two of whom are based elsewhere. Emerging Voices seeks to reflect a global perspective. We hope this is just the beginning of hearing from others beyond the borders with which we’re most familiar.
..Tamara Capellaro, London, shares her sculptural art and poetry
...Belinda Crawford writes of her ongoing identity struggles as a Coloured South African
...Jade Amoli-Jackson describes her Ugandan experiences of terrible loss and the search for refuge
...Yoknyam Dabale speaks as a Nigerian in America
And check out this inspiring Ode to Joy by the Berlin Philharmonic:
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