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  • 00:30

    Joy Keys chats with Nigerian Author Chioma Okereke

    in Books

    Chioma Okereke was born in Benin City, Nigeria. She started her writing career as a poet and performed throughout Europe and the United States before turning her hand to fiction. Her work has been shortlisted in the Undiscovered Authors Competition 2006,run by Bookforce UK, and in the Daily Telegraph's 'Write a Novel in a Year' Competition in 2007.


    Bitter Leaf is a richly textured and intricate novel set in Mannobe, a world that is African in nature but never geographically placed. At the heart of the novel is the village itself and its colourful cast of inhabitants: Babylon, a gifted musician who falls under the spell of the beautiful Jericho who has recently returned from the city; Mabel and M'elle Codon, twin sisters whose lives have taken very different paths, Magdalena, daughter of Mabel, who nurses an unrequited love for Babylon and Allegory, the wise old man who adheres to tradition.

  • 00:08

    The Simple Joy of Spring Cleaning Introduction

    in Moms and Family

    Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. I know you think that's just crazy talk but you can make spring cleaning easier when you do it the Simple Joy way! In this 5 part series, Jean Ann Duckworth explains the importance of spring cleaning. She then offers you 4 steps to take the stress out of the process:



    Make a Tour;
    Make a Plan;
    Make a Trip;
    Make Someone Else Do It!


    Simplify your cleaning this spring when you learn to do it the Simple Joy way!


     

  • 00:29

    Joy Keys chats with Poet Yolanda Wisher

    in Current Events

    Yolanda Wisher is the 2016-2017 Poet Laureate of the City of Philadelphia. Wisher is the author of Monk Eats an Afro and the co-editor of Peace is a Haiku Song. 


    Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Fence, Chain, MELUS, and GOOD Magazine and the anthologies Gathering Ground and The Ringing Ear. 


    Wisher is a 2016 Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence, 2015 Pew Fellow, Center for Performance and Civic Practice Catalyst Initiative grantee (2015), Leeway Art & Change Award recipient (2008), and the inaugural Montgomery County Pennsylvania Poet Laureate (1999). 


    She holds an M.A in English/Creative Writing-Poetry from Temple University and a B.A. in English/Black Studies from Lafayette College. Wisher founded and directed the Germantown Poetry Festival (2006-2010) and served as Director of Art Education for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (2010-2015). 


    She currently works as Chief Rhapsodist of Wherewithal for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture. 

  • 00:30

    Joy Keys chats with Award winning South African Singer Lira

    in Music

    Songstress LIRA, whose music career spans 13 years and includes 6 Studio albums, 3 live DVD’s, an autobiography and a movie; has established herself as the foremost female artist in South Africa and a formidable presence on the global music scene.


    When asked to elaborate on the significance of the title; “I grew up in a world where I faced so many limitations. I realised defining freedom for myself and subsequently living it was what I needed to do. In exploring this, the concept of “Born Free” became clearer. I want people to realise how powerful they are and that they can own their freedom. This album has become more than a body of musical work, it seeks to inspire and create change – physically and most importantly, mentally “says LIRA.


    Born Free masterfully blends a new sound with the smooth urban direction synonymous with the LIRA brand. “This is my best record yet, adds LIRA, and listeners should expect to hear the definitive growth and boldness which that brings.”


    Born Free marks a new direction for LIRA and promises to set an exciting tone for great things to come. www.misslira.com

  • 00:28

    Joy Keys chats with Nigerian Author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

    in Books

    Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is a novelist, essayist, journalist and humorist. She was born in Enugu, Nigeria. As a teenager, she secretly dreamed of becoming a CIA or KGB agent. She studied Psychology at the University of Ibadan.  Her first income was from winning a writing competition at the age of 13. In her first year at university, she was a member of the Idia Hall Chess Team, and also a member of the university's (classical music) choir.   


    I Do Not Come to You by Chance:A deeply moving debut novel set amid the perilous world of Nigerian email scams, I Do Not Come to You by Chance tells the story of one young man and the family who loves him. Being the opera of the family, Kingsley Ibe is entitled to certain privileges--a piece of meat in his egusisoup, a party to celebrate his graduation from university. As first son, he has responsibilities, too. But times are bad in Nigeria, and life is hard. Unable to find work, Kingsley cannot take on the duty of training his younger siblings, nor can he provide his parents with financial peace in their retirement. And then there is Ola. Dear, sweet Ola, the sugar in Kingsley's tea. It does not seem to matter that he loves her deeply; he cannot afford her bride price.


    Winner of Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book (Africa) 2010,  Betty Trask Award for Best First Book 2010,Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa 2010 finalist and Washington Post Best Books of 2009.

  • 01:00

    Welcome Anita to the Voice of Joy

    in Spirituality

    Welcome Anita Bryant Robinson, Graphic Designer.  Thank you for being a guest on the Voice of Joy Radio Ministry.  Looking forward to sharing this broadcast session with you.  Your testimony will encourage many who are needing a jump start to success. How she found an interest in graphic design.  A service that is needed in the field of many organizations.  You seem to have an eye for production. design,   A heart for others and the compassion the world needs.  Eager to share your interest and gracious enough to accept this invitation.  God bless you as you bless us with your time, talent and treasures.  Thanks for being on the Voice of Joy Radio Ministry.

  • 00:10

    The Simple Joy of Gardening Part 3 Pencil & Paper

    in Moms and Family

    Spring is here and it's time to put in your garden! No garden, you say! Why not? Too busy? Too much trouble? Too much money? Too much space? Not when you garden the Simple Joy way!


    This week, Jean Ann is sharing her strategy for creating a simple & productive family garden that allow you to feed your family fresh vegetables all season long. In this episode, Jean Ann discusses the importance of sitting down with pencil & paper to create an inventory of gardening necessities> Then you need to create a shopping list to save time & money!

  • 00:45

    The Giant of giants On The Voice of Joy

    in Spirituality

    God is our Giant.  We create idols who become we think are giants they aee only busy little ants crawling around looking for someone to make them an idol.  They have no name but we come up with names that we turn into pets.  We need only one God, one Giant to fight our battles and one Lord of our life.  Trust in the Lord.  Have faith in God.  Let the sleeping giants die aand let the Word of God live and give eternal life to our being.  Whose report will you believe.  God bless you and keep giiving giant praise to our God.

  • 01:00

    Open your Door to Success on the Voice of Joy

    in Spirituality

    Jesus said in his word, Behold I stand at the door and knock, Open the door, hear the knock, be there.  don't miss your blessing.  Don't shut the door,  Don't ignore the voice.  He is calling for you for your ministr.  You have the power to open the door and do a work for the Lord.  He has come thaat you might have life and more abundant life.  Get up and open the door.  Get up and tune in to the Voice of Joy,  Open your blessing today.  Your best is released today.    Something good is about to happen if you will open the door.  Our guest speaker for today is Rev Bohall and his message is Open the Door.

  • 00:29

    Bible Study Time on the Voice of Joy

    in Spirituality

    In the Book of Exodus Chapter fifteen we will look at the trials and murmuring in the wilderness.  When bread of heaven did not meet the taste of God's people.   Why did Isreal murmur How did Moses remove the cause of their murmuring.  What happened  when they gathered in more food than God required of them.  We will look at the manna in the New Testament. and the sin of murmuring.  Be sure to listen and learn.  In all things give thanks for this is the will of God concerning each and every one of us.  Praise reduces murmur.  Come and let us praise God together.  Thank you for listening to the Voice of Joy, Pastor Yolanda.

  • 01:00

    A Renownd Author on the Voice of Joy

    in Spirituality

    I have read the Bible the Best selling book in the world and treasure the author and finisher of our faith Jesus Christ.  I am so blessed to have on the Voice of Joy an author who has been tagged by Amazon as a best selling author of many book.  Inspired from childhood by parents, family and friends Mr Don S. McClure will enlighten your hheearts as you listen to share his story with you.  The Lords hands is upon his hands as he writes and writes and looks to the author and finisher of his faith for all the success bestowed upon him.  Thank you Mr. Don S. McClure, a nationwide author and humble enough to embrace this broadcast.  Share and bless us on this day.