New African author, Cynthia Abdallah, ‘tackles enormous fluctuate of themes’


Cynthia Abdallah is a Kenyan-born author, poet and educator.

She is the author of My Six Minute Fears (poetry) and The Musunzu Tree (immediate tales). She currently lives and works in Venezuela, South The US, where she teaches Language and Literature.

Her work has appeared in rather about a on-line magazines and in print. These consist of The Tokyo Poetry Journal (Japan), Kwani? Uchaguzi Edition (Kenya), Ake Evaluation (Nigeria), Quailbell Journal (USA), Kalahari Evaluation (Kenya), Nalubaale Evaluation (Uganda), Active Muse (India), and the Our bodies and Scars anthology by Ghana Literary Journal.


My Six Minute Fears is a collection of 32 poems that addresses varied themes. With its settings ranging from the villages of Eldoret, Kenya, to the shrimp town of Providence, Rhode Island, the poems delve into secrets, mystery and fervour taking its readers on a nostalgic recede.

The Musunzu Tree and Utterly different Tales is a collection of immediate tales that reveals varied aspects of personhood, shades of happiness, and despair. Prosperous in imagery, moms, machetes, a singing contest, a little blue room and the coloration of a Musunzu tree all win a keep of abode in this slim volume. The characters are anchored by one way of community but probe the limitations of their existence. Woven underneath these advanced sportive but contorted tales is a fearless exploration of African consciousness and tradition.


At a time when East African literature is in a bolt – exacerbated but now not precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic – Cynthia Abdallah has emerged reputedly from nowhere and rapid earned a recognition as a abilities to seem. In a analysis for The Considerable particular person newspaper, Dr. Justus Makokha described My Six Minute Fears as ‘…poems crammed with imagery and color of sights and sounds from locations that are memorable to the poet and her personas. The sheer splendour of sounds and vivid color of stanzas from these three poems are an exercise of magnificent euphony…a poet of colossal promise.’


Ms Abdallah is constructing an target audience around her work by telling relatable tales, in poetry and prose, packaged in particularly life like ‘immediate read’ books.

The books are available in on-line as smartly as in stores in direct to cater to a global target audience.

Ms Abdallah’s books are currently available for sale. The author is available for interviews and journalistic queries. Email contend with:

More knowledge relating to the books is available on Cynthia’s social media accounts:

Legitimate web keep of abode/weblog:

YouTube channel:

Twitter: @cynthiaabdallah


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