My name is Mumbi. I am a performing spoken word poet, writer, and self-published author from the green city under the sun, otherwise known as Nairobi, Kenya.
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Single & ready to mingle. Overview Some time ago, I wrote a very interesting blog post. In it, I discussed a bit of the mess that is Nairobi’s dating scene, and I even went as far as giving some suggestions on how we can begin to untangle this city. However, it dawned on me thatContinue reading “I joined tinder for a day and this happened”
Firstly, I will start by making it clear that I believe sex work is dignified work. You see, many times 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?
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.
Potential: Exponetial. I recently had a conversation with iconic Kenyan rapper Juliani, and here’s everything we talked about!
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’.
I recently counted all the things I own, and this happened.
Here’s a story about a girl who had a poem and a dream. Enjoy!
No matter where you are, there you are. I’m starting off this blog post fully cognizant that I haven’t posted an article in well over 3 months. When I started this website, we were knee deep into a whole panoramic, and I thought writing lifestyle & opinion articles would be a good way to copeContinue reading “5 months in Diani + life update”
Mwenye radhi hasumbuki
He who is blessed is not disturbed.
Life is a journey, and I’ve already set sail.
We’re no longer slaves, but we sure ain’t free.
When Bensoul said ‘sinema zao ni telenovela’, he meant it.
This is a post about all the lessons I have learned as I have been writing my poetry book. It might serve as a guide to beginners in the literary world on what to expect.
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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.