Poetry Workshop with Sandra A. Mushi – Tanzanian poet, writer and designer
Friday 1st October 11:30am – 1:30pm Join Sandra, Sitawa Wafula and Kennet B in a poetry workshop
Sunday 3rd October 11:30am – 1:30pm Join Sandra, Doreen Baingana (UG), Muthoni Garland (Kenya) and Eghosa Imasuen (Nigeria) as they explore desire in African writing. Session moderated by Joyce Nyairo.
Sandra was born in Dar es Salaam, grew up in the UK and was educated in Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa. She is an interior architecture designer with a strong passion for writing. She is a partner at M/s Creative Studios Limited, an interior architecture designing and architecture concept designing firm.
Sandra A. Mushi – Tanzanian poet, writer and designer
She is the author of the acclaimed The Rhythm Of My Rhyme, a collection of soulful poems, which has been received and sold well in Tanzania and beyond. It addresses the choices, challenges and consequences of the state of women and children’s rights.
Her works have been published on various online magazines including Stoymoja, Kenya Imagine, African Writers, Mimi Magazine among others. Her website Sandra’s Den features more of her writing. Sandra has also written interior design related columns for The Citizen newspaper and Bang Magazine; as well as other social articles for The Express Newspaper.
Sandra is also in the team of the production of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monolugues in Tanzania – a show that created awareness on the state of women rights in the country.
In 2008, Sandra participated in the Book Slam during the Sauti za Busara festival and it involved writers from all over the world. Sandra was also invited to participate as an external observer in what EASUN and PSO (a network of 50 NGOs in the Netherlands) planned as a dialogue event between Northern and Southern NGOs. This dialogue which took place between November 8-12, 2009 in Moshi has been dubbed the Moshi Dialogue. Sandra’s observation of the dialogue was put in poetric form and enacted after each daily session.
Sandra is currently working on her next collection of poems The Food For My Soul and a quarterly journal proposal (with partners Masoud Kipanya and Morris Mwavizo) that intends to preach tolerance, condemn prejudice and educate as well as advance social change.