Category Archives: writing

Theatre at the cinema: Manchester International Festival’s ‘Macbeth’.

This time last week I was getting ready to watch Macbeth. It was a completely new experience for me. The National Theatre live broadcast of Manchester International Festival Macbeth was introducing Nissi Mutale to live theatre, not so live. So … Continue reading

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The fame scandal: honorable recognition verses chasing the next wave.

Please forgive my melodramatic headings! What I am talking about today is the aim of being famous verses the aim of simply being the best at your art. By best I mean the most forward thinking, creative boundary pushing artist … Continue reading

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My many layers and tones to writing.

I am in the process of writing me second book. My debut was a collection of poetry very much written for myself. I had to release it to reach a me I knew existed but was scared to show people. … Continue reading

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The Rise of African Fashion

I attended a very interesting talk today about the rise of African inspired fashion and African prints. The world is being introduced to the beauty and variety of African prints in an amazing way. The panel comprised African designers, an … Continue reading

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Amazing Quote.

We are the ones we have been waiting for – June Jordan. How our lives would change if we fully understood this.

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The Issue of Identity: Half of a Yellow Sun

Mother Jones (dot) come gives an amazing critique of Half of a Yellow Sun with beautiful insight from the author Adichie. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2006/10/half-yellow-sun In the interview Adichie says the following ā€œI think that identity shifts. My identity shifts; it is a … Continue reading

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My book trailer is here!! “The story behind ‘Finding Me’ – Nissi Mutale.”

https://www.youtube.com/v/UxrJguBD8gs

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The Artist: poet vs craftsman

There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman. ā€“ Emile Zola. I am often asked how I started writing, why I write poetry and if I think … Continue reading

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Telling the truth and being a revolutionary.

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ā€“ George Orwell. I came across the above George Orwell quote and immediately started thinking about the way we communicate now. I used to think of writing as … Continue reading

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Poetry vs Spoken word (performance poetry)

Hello! Wow it has been sometime. I got caught up on my other blog: http://www.nissiknows.wordpress.com . I am sorry for the neglect. Odd intro aside, I have found that people often ask if I perform my poetry and when I … Continue reading

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