My name is Mumbi. I’m an Award winning spoken word poet, writer, self-published author, event curator, and CNN interviewee from the green city under the sun, otherwise known as Nairobi, Kenya.
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The intersectionality between American HipHop and Gang Culture runs deep, but freedom of speech and expression cannot be understated. It’s art.
Nura has travelled across the continent to live with her new husband and his two wives. I see why.
When people argue that sex work is not work, they say things like sex work is ‘self-debasement for profit’, or that sex work is ‘the reduction of self to be used as an object by others’, and my response is, isn’t that the definition of every single employment position?
Potential: Exponetial. I recently had a conversation with iconic Kenyan rapper Juliani, and here’s everything we talked about!
In this post I discuss the relation between a scientific thought experiment, risky texts to potential suitors, and the infinite outcomes in parallel universes.
Sometimes, it’s exactly what it looks like.
In this blog post, I’m talking about the (mis)conceptions we have with regards to dating in Nairobi, and a separate idea of ‘sex demons’.
For a year, I did a good amount of budget travel across East Africa. In this blog post, I tell you how I did it.
We’re no longer slaves, but we sure ain’t free.
Bio: Writer, artist, blogger, excellent trivia partner, & I make a presentable +1. Bonus, I’m funny sometimes.
Mwenye radhi hasumbuki
He who is blessed is not disturbed.
I recently counted all the things I own, and this happened.
One thing about me, I belong to the wind.
I recently came across a Kiswahili exercise book from my school days, here’s an insha I found written in it!
Is money really a boomerang?
“Njia ya siku zote haina alama” An everyday path has no signpost. Experience makes things easy.
When Bensoul said ‘sinema zao ni telenovela’, he meant it.
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I was born to write and perform poetry. I am a writer, performer, curator, content editor, copywriter, law school graduate, and Sondeka Award’s Best spoken word poet of the year, Kenya 2020 & 2021.