On August 2, 2021, CCM publicity secretariat announced that the MP elect of Konde Constituency, Sheha Mpemba, had resigned. According to the press release, the incumbent “resigned due to family pressure”. Mpemba’s resignation surprised CCM and opposition members alike because he abandoned the seat he had won through blood and sweat.Continue reading “Letter from Pemba: On Sheha Mpemba from Pemba”
I am in Pemba to visit my family. As soon I arrive in my village, I go to visit the graveyard where my nephew, Hamad Shehe, is lying. I go there for two major reasons.Continue reading “A Letter from Pemba: “No more fire, no more ashes!””
Sakina Taki, a poet from Nairobi, has found her peace in Zanzibar and for that she chose to launch her poetry collection, My Little Yellow Book, on the island. She speaks about healing, redemption, and redefining existence and essence.
Continue reading “Ninaishi Magharibi”
Kwa lugha na utamaduni wangu, magharibi ina maana nyingi: ndiko jua linakotulia likaibadilisha leo kuwa jana na kuitayarisha kesho kuwa leo. Ndicho kielelezo pia cha kumalizika kwa maisha ya mwanaadamu ya hapa duniani, maana magharibi kawaida huja na giza, na giza ni alama ya mauti. Magharibi pia ni nadharia ya kisiasa kwenye medani za kilimwengu na lugha yangu imeipokea hivyo hivyo – kuwa ni mataifa ya Ulaya na Marekani yanayoambiwa yameendelea kiuchumi, kisiasa na kijamii.