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A golden African Poet. The verve is brave, the poetic heave is bold, the rhythm is dance-able, suspense is abundant, word economy is the insignia of her art of poesy. The wonder spirit in her verses is haunting. The miracle in her WORD is astounding.  MUNIRA HUSSEIN is a well-read poet and widely published poet from the Eastern African region of Africa. She writes shortened fiction, poetry and nonfiction. She writes educational fodder for scholars to graze and feed from. Hussein is a literary arts curator, book festival organizer and distinguished live literature producer.  TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC profiles versatility and features prowess in the name of prolific literary doyen in the name Munira Hussein. SALUTE-( blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).



The poems are excerpts from my poetry collection, A Curve of Darkness. 
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or need clarifications. 



Some days,

you are tired of today, tomorrow and the day after.


Some days, you are tired of who you are,

who you have been and who you should be.


Some days,

you don’t give a flying fuck about what’s in store

and what’s out of stock.


Some days, you just need to be nothing.

To be in existent.

To be someone who has never been here.

To never be.

To never have been.

To be nothing.


Dear Lord,

Forgive my fondness to come before thee,

only once in a while,

I am amazed at how You have simplified the road,

to Your mighty presence.

That I could just sit here,

coffee in hand and talk to You about the weight in my heart,

the confusion in my mind.

Watch You lift it off,

without having to give a coin in tithe,

or buy preacher a chopper in Your name.

Your humility surpasses my understanding,

I adore Your name in all the languages,

all the forms, all the ways.

You are beyond simplicity,

even in all the complicated walls that our limiting minds

have set around You,

You are in the heavens,

The heavens are within our hearts.

You are within us, with us.



She mastered the art of turning,

the pain your voice caused her into an orchestra of her favorite


She trained her heart rate to be constant, in the face of your anger,

Remember the days when she would breakdown for you?

She thinks about them too sometimes.

She marvels at how much you have built her, trying to demolish

her every pillar,

She no longer flinches at the sight of a ring with your name on it,

She isn’t searching for happiness anymore,

She found peace in the knowledge that you’d always kick her,

She’s also found comfort in the woman that she is,

because she is wanted by more than just herself.



You are the touch of nature.
You are the fresh air that washes over my lungs.
You are the clear stream that flows within me, cleansing my soul.
You are life.
You are the scent of flowers,
in the garden that blooms in my heart.
You are a dense forest with chirping birds and roaring lions,
through which I walk to build courage.
You are my courage.
You are the smile on my face,
and the fear in my heart.
You are the path on which I trail.
You are the road that leads me home,
to you.





MUNIRA HUSSEIN is a writer, author, editor and public speaker. Her books range from fiction short stories and poetry to academic books used in primary and secondary schools across East Africa. She is a co-author at an African publishing house. She aspires to connect, educate and inspire humanity through her writing. Her books, Unfit for Society and A Curve of Darkness are available at the Library of Congress and on Amazon. Munira enjoys reading when she is not writing, and is a die hard fan of country and oromo music.





Freedom of Speech Fellow to PEN- Zentrum  Deutschland,Germany. Alumni  of the International Human Rights  Arts Festival in New-York, USA.Literary Arts Activism Diplomatie.  Globaly Certified  Arts Mediums Curator and Influencer. Internationally Published Page and Spoken Word Poet. Writer in Residence.  Arts for Human Rights Catalyst.  Core Team Member of the Bezine Arts and Humanities Project. His illustrious poetry , hybrid writings , political commentary ,short fiction , book reviews  and Arts Features are published in more  than 400 spaces notably the Monk  Arts and Soul in  Magazine  in United Kingdom. Atunis Poetry.com in Belgium. Demer press poetry series in Netherlands. World Poetry Almanac in Mongolia.Poesia journal inSlovenia. Bezine Arts and Humanities Webzine in USA. The Poet a Day in Brooklyn ,USA. Litnet Writers Journal in South Africa. African Crayons in Nigeria. Poetry Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Pulp-pit USA.the FictionalCafe international Journal , Texas USA. Best New African Poetry series in Zimbabwe, Zimbolicious Poetry Collections in Zimbabwe. Co-edited Street Voices International Publications with Andreas Weiland  in Germany.Co-Edited  Silent Voices Anthology, a Tribute to Chinua Achebe. Co-Edited the Corpses of Unity,solidarity collection to victimzed Cameroonians with Nsah Mala. Curated and Edited the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry ,Inside Digraceland speaking poetic truth to the Mugabe regime and other bad regimes.  He owns the Time of  the Poet blog zine ,MIOMBOPUBLISHING that published the #GlobalCallforPeaceProject titled the Second of EARTH is Peace.A LETTER to the PRESIDENT his experimental  resistance poetry colection was released  in August 2019 by Mwanaka and Media Publishing.. Co- Authored Whispering Woes of Ganges and Zambezi with Sweta Vikram in India. Good Morning President his first poetry collection was published in 2011  by Zimbabwean published based in United Kingdom, Diaspora Publishers.

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