Blue Mothertongue


Blue Mothertongue is an urban anthology of growing up in Nairobi, and is published by Ngwatilo Poetry & Books.

Ngwatilo Mawiyoo's poetry appears without agenda, without activism, enabling all of us to simply stop and enjoy the bougainvillea flowers as they are; because in our search for the ideal we don't see them, cannot touch the human who walks beside us to know that they're going to need that next breath, just the same way we will.

"Utterly contemporary and distinct from that verse which so often talks only to itself, Mawiyoo's poetry will talk to you, as it did to me." Stephen Derwent Partington

" When those of her own generation have children, Ngwatilo Mawiyoo will have provided them with teachable, home grown specimens of the poet's craft that will be a worthy testament to her time." John Sibi-Okumu - Writer, Actor and Presenter

ISBN: 9966052305 SKU: 2030321000172
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