“It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.”James Baldwin (1924-1987)
It is an extension of https://abusiddik.com/.
It attempts to showcase the best available voices that matter. It attests voices of the poets, fiction writers, academics, cultural activists, and commentators who see life through the colourless lens.
It praises the voices that resist oppression, cruelty, inequality, exploitation, injustice, and inhumanity in the name of this or that.
The site is devoted to the voices that matter. It is a digital hub of stories demonstrating individual/ collective struggle, resilience, heroism, dignity, and honour.
It is not about the noise. It is about the distinct voice, a voice that defies the status quo, a voice that can dispel darkness and usher in light.
It honours the voice that can speak truth to power.
It recognises voices from the margins, edges, and borders.
It attempts to give voice to the voiceless.
It celebrates various voices in selected (literary) forms: poetry, fiction, article, book review, and opinion.
It features varied voices that speak for the poor, the underdogs, the untouchables, the outcasts, and the invisible.
It is committed to what is popularly known as ‘art for life’s sake’.
We are not interested in what Orwell attributed as ‘purple passages, sentences without meaning, decorative adjectives and humbug generally’.
The basic is to seek truths and to unmask the lies.
It firmly believes that artists must defend freedom and stand up against the hostility of power. They must speak up for their integrity and moral obligation to the future generation.