soft magic

soft magic

by Upile Chisala


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From Malawian storyteller Upile Chisala comes a collection of poetry and prose exploring the self, joy, blackness, gender, matters of the heart, spirituality, the experience of Diaspora, and above all, how we survive.

Told in five parts, soft magic is a shared healing journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449499549
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 281,203
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Born in 1994 and raised in Zomba, Malawi, writer Upile Chisala hopes to tell stories from the margins and, through her work, to help others and herself come to terms with pasts, celebrate presents, and confidently dream beautiful futures.

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soft magic 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
This was an interesting collection. I think the themes of love and race were present throughout and Chisala has a really present voice. She could really develop into being a fantastic poet but this debut collection was a bit weaker than what i wanted. A few good pieces but generally a little weak,
Shai Martin 9 months ago
"Save some soft poems for yourself. You need your love too." The collection in this first published book by the Malawian writer, Upile Chisala, are quite easy to comprehend and are really relatable. Out of 117 prose and poetry, I like 14% of them; I did not say that the rest are not good but I just think I can connect myself into those 16 poems. Those who are fond of poetry or not, I suggest that millennials and even younger readers, generation z age range, to try to check this anthology.