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In the Whirlwind Review
Monday, December 18, 2006  10:15:00 AM

by Tichaona M Chinyelu


DisilgoldSOUL Magazine Literary Review

Poetry: "In The Whirlwind"
by Tichaona Chinyelu

"Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt will always glorify the hunter."-T.C.

For Immediate Release: "In The Whirlwind" by new breakthrough author, Tichaona Chinyelu, is one of the most DYNAMIC, THOUGHT- PROVOKING and POWERFUL poetical creations on the market this holiday from a poet who writes on multi-issues concerning the world.

People will argue that there is a silhouette of a poached African elephant on the cover of Tichaona's new poetry book with its trunk hanging low and touching the nose of a wolf which is an animal more prevalent during colonial times in America. We'll never know until Tichaona reveals her purpose for her cover one day, but the green, black and red is so symbolic of Africanism and a winner. The back cover reveals a young photo of the author within the confines of an African inspired environment. Her stance says you can read my book, but don't think you are going to get to know one of the most intricate minds in poetry today by reading the back cover. In fact, you have no idea the book is poetry until you open it.

So now that the book will become embedded in the minds of millions within a short amount of time, it will be a challenge to see if the world is ready for Tichaona's poetical style. She's much louder than Amiri Baraka, and more historically grounded than your surface poets who speak on modern issues.

Tichaona speaks with a masterful voice that interweaves deep-rooted African culture, symbolism and traditions with African-American modern day politics, racial issues, history and pride. Her poetical style feminizes urban satire and varied concerns of the world from oppression, war and natural earth catastrophies to the death of John F. Kennedy and outbreak of disease, famine and terrorism.

Readers will wonder where does a female author find the time to reflect on all issues in such a fast -paced world, so it seems? Is she perhaps the last of the great poetry titans while fairly new to the poetry scene? Not many authors of poetry return with more poetry books after giving their first book their best shot, but it seems like Tichaona is claiming her stake as a poet for the long run.

Tichaona's disclipline pays off as she makes her mark as a poet who has not only arrived, but is taking over. Her poetry easily lends to spoken word, but to read the authors work from beginning to end is a true experience. Tichaona is no ordinary poet.

Each poem of "In the Whirlwind" evokes chills in this spell-binding work reminiscent of top poets like Marc Lacy, ShoLove Da Poetic, Terry O'Neal and Dee Freeman. Her poetry is memorable and quotable. She is the creator of poetical phrases like, "At the best of times, we were the essence of ourselves piercing together the puzzle of our existence existentially." More beautiful poetry titles like "Mississippi" reveal words like, "Coldness curls the small of my back when you're angry with me" and in "Under the Mud," she says, "Under the mud lies a travesty disguised as democracy."

There is deep-rooted controversy in every phrase and line, and the world had better start paying attention to the latest poetical exemplar. Tichaona's entire work was so breathtaking, we changed the title, "In the Whirlwind" to "In the Whirlwind of Millions of Minds," because this is how many readers Tichaona will reach if she keeps writing her deeply prolific poetry that no one ever knew a black female poet would have the guts to write and publish.

Whatever you do, don't miss a single line. Read "In the Whirlwind" very carefully. The truth will set you free. Get ready to become submerged "In the Whirlwind." Tichaona is just getting started and already has arrived as a DisilgoldSOUL. Highly recommended for true poetry lovers, bookclubs and makes a great gift for writers. Visit the author at

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