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Cynthia Abdallah is a Kenyan author, poet and filmmaker.Her work has appeared in numerous online magazines and in print.
Poems are published: in The Tokyo Poetry Journal-Japan, Kwani Uchaguzi edition 8-Kenya, Ake review, Quailbell Magazine-USA, Bodies, and Scars anthology by Ghana Literary Journal.
Short stories: Kalahari Review-Kenya, Nalubaale Review -Uganda, Active Muse-India, IHRAF, Women narratives on power USA, 2021.
Cynthia also contributes to the Life and Style section of the Nation newspaper.
and is also a filmmaker. Her films are streamed on shaharavideos.com and on her Youtube channel Cynthia Abdallah Productions
RECENT RECOGNITIONS AWARDS
Recipient of Jahazi Press inaugural Masterclass 2022 May-Aug .
Film, Inyumba Yu…
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Kalasha Nominated film by Cynthia Abdallah
Film by Cynthia Abdallah
A critical review..
Kenyan Poet Cynthia Abdallah writes a poetic memoir When Rivers Say Goodbye, reviewed by Mbizo Chirasha
This is a pre-publication book review by (MbizoChirasha)
Cynthia Abdallah writes a poetic memoir, a personally versified narrative, a precise, traditionally-internalized message. She embroiders a poetic memoir to the land of her birth, a birthmark-like literary statement to her homeland, to her father (daughter of the village), to her grandmother, father, mountains, Masai-Mara pastures, rivers and the fire-hearth that buried her umbilical cord, not having buried her physical self but her spiritual self. The nostalgic poetic narrative is justified by the title of the book itself. When rivers say goodbye, is an ironic phrase which exhibits the intimate relationship between the author and her ancestral tribe, land, heritage, spirit, and soil. It is a statement demonstrating the realities of human transition up the ladders of life, when the girlchild/author/poet/writer/chronicler Cynthia Abdallah waves goodbye to her…
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Inyumba Yu Mulogooli is a finalist in Paris!!
Your verses crack a whip of suspense in precision-famished poetic mental pastures. Your poems are literary gems golden rimmed by mind -tilting suspense, wit, sense of belonging, embrace/love of homeland/motherland, cultural patriotism (ubuntu). These wittingly stubbed poetic nuggets are an identity birth-mark to an African/Kenyan poetess rising to the podium clutching unto her black/red clay Masai-mara palms, some blood-rippling -mind nagging epistles of belonging, dreams of her ancestors and love letters to her homeland/father/grandmother. Cynthia Abdallah adapts her trailblazing childhood/life experiences in Masai -Mara into a satire/metaphor concocted letter bomb ready to explode /shake the global literary scene. The nuggets /gems exhibited here are a drop in the ocean of a forthcoming, nerve-blasting collection by the Kenyan author /poet/artist/writer/filmmaker/educationist Cynthia Abdallah– mbizo chirasha(curator)
My father used to hold his Maasai whip in a tight grip,
His scathing eyes scaring our little souls into unwavering…
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