Thursday, March 16, 2023

2nd Edition! After The War, The Women Spoke by Katia Hage

After the war, the women spoke highlights the power of quiet and silent witnessing of the suffering of generations of women, which allows to break the chains of trauma and prepare the way for healing. These poems are a look into the opening of the soul and an invitation to stop inheriting the pain of the women who came before us, so as to allow a new dawn to dispel the shackles of the past. It is a look into the wounded trampled feminine by women who have forgotten what is to surrender to a higher power and how to bring community together. The book itself has been designed to allow the simmering of thought and feelings, for the reader to become one with the poet and allow one’s own voice to mingle with hers with the help of paintings and empty spaces. This need for connections and understanding, collaborating and supporting, is a mark of the feminine which never fails but always pulls worlds from dismemberment to wholeness.

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Born in Cameroon, raised in Lebanon during the civil war of 1975, Katia Aoun Hage moved to the United States where she resides with her husband and three children. Graduated from the University of Redlands with a Masters in Music Education, Katia is not a stranger in the Inland Empire’s art scene of Southern California. She has collaborated with choreographer Sofia Carrera at Riverside Community College, performed poetry and music at California State University San Bernardino, displayed her artwork at Art for Heaven’s Sake and performed music in local venues. Katia Aoun Hage listens deeply to the voices inside, of her own people and hers, becoming a bridge between past and present, east and west, through her poetry, translations and artwork.


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