Wanjiku Mwaurah 
Author

Poems

Original

Übersetzung

Fragments of our conversation float english

Breathe me english

Dark Fears english

[In the future they will braid grass] english

Wanjiku Mwaurah 
Author

photo © Wanjiku Mwaurah
* 16.04.1989, Kiambu, Kenya
lives in: Nairobi, Kenya

Wanjiku Mwaurah’s (born 1989 in Nairobi, Kenya) mode of expression combines simplicity and precision at the same time. “Poetic inspiration from life’s simplicity” is her chosen motto. As hard as the message of the poem may be, the listener cannot pull herself away from Wanjiku’s performance.

Her book “The Flow of My Soul” forms a bridge between spoken word and reflections on times past. At the moment she is writing theatre pieces and TV series, is on tour with her stage appearances and leads workshops. 

 photo © Wanjiku Mwaurah
Her engagement goes beyond poetry; she participated as a mentor for aspiring spoken word artists in a campaign by the Kenyan Cerebral Palsy Society. She has performed with some of the leading African poets such as Mphutlane Wa Bofelo, Qbibo Intalektual (Swaziland) und Napo Masheane (South Africa). Wanjiku Mwaurah has been a guest at the Poetry Spot Festival, Jukwaani Festival (2009), Sawa Sawa Festival (2011), SAMOSA Festival (2012), Story Moja Hay Festival (2012) and SPOKEN WOR:L:DS Berlin-Nairobi (2014).