Zuhura Seng'enge

Zuhura Seng'enge

 

Zuhura Seng’enge is a fresh graduate from the University of Dar es salaam currently volunteering with Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA). She has been very inspired by literature (especially poetry) since her childhood. She wrote her first poem in primary school at age 12, and since then, poetry has always been her way of expressing herself and inspiring others .

 

As a poet Zuhura has participated in events such as; The Woman Scream International Poetry Festival (2014 and 2015), The Swahili Carnival (2014) and the first Dar Poetry Festival (2015). Her dream is to inspire young people to use Art as a tool for change and development in their lives.

 

Source: Badilisha Poetry X-change

 

Zuhura-Liberation is Here (2016)

 

A fun poetry reciting moment with friends Wednesday 15th June 2016 at University of Dar es Salaam Mwalimu Nyerere Pan- African Intellectual Festival.

 

"You have been liberated, educated, and inspired.

So you too can liberate.

It is your right."

Warrior Unleashed-Poetry Launch

15 July 2016 at Soma Book Cafe, Dar es Salaam

 

Press release:

The title of the collection - Warrior Unleashed - carries a statement of a momentous beginning, which for Zuhura means the start of her poetry career and a new poetry scene in Tanzania. The collection includes a total of eight poems in both Kiswahili and English.

 

“...I believe this CD will act as an opportunity for inviting and creating new tastes and styles in art, by integrating art forms, such as music and poetry…it’s a significant step to making poetry a tool for stimulating change and inspiring people, as well as promoting the poetry scene in Tanzania”, Zuhura enthused.

 

A young African woman of many talents, Zuhura organizes and participates in different projects that promote social cohesion and inspire change. ‘Warrior Unleashed’ is her first poetry audio collection as she aspires to become both a successful international Entrepreneur and Performer.

 

Source: Enthuse

Poetry

Listen to Zuhura reading her poem Do not fear the past

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZUHURA SENG'ENGE

Performance poet

Entrepreneur

Coordinator of Writers' Lounge at CDEA

PAULA UIMONEN

 

Department of Social Anthropology

Stockholm University

Sweden

 

paula.uimonen@socant.su.se

Books by African Women

One world - One humanity

For me feminism is about justice.

I am a feminist because I want to live in a world that is more just.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

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