“Si Ni Mi Nakusho” is a collection of poems and visual art that seeks to capture Nairobi life through the raw and authentic language that Kenyans use in daily life – a mix of English, Swahili and Sheng – a dialect born from the fusion of cultures and struggles in the city’s slums, streets, and daily grind.
Each piece weaves together the stories, moods, and experiences of those who call this “Narofi” place home. From bustling streets of the CBD to the forgotten corners of sprawling slums, the verses resonate with the vivid emotions and diverse encounters that define life in this metropolis.
They also much reflect the profound lessons learned along the way – resilience in uncertain times, creativity in the dreams of youth, and the indomitable spirit to triumph the lows of despair.
This collection is Lenjo Maza’s one added voice, in a celebrated & internalised local language, to the countless untold stories that make up the vibrant mosaic of this African asphalt jungle.