Nsemia Inc. Publishers announces the publication of The Dreamer: A Fusion Poetry Novella by Imali J. Abala.
“Imali Abala’s new work is a book-length poem or poetic novella, an unrelenting meditation upon woman abuse that centres upon the unfortunate path of the Dreamer. En route, the links between madness and dreams are explored, a mythical explanation for inheritable insanities, the devastating impacts of culture change and social fragmentation, and the breathlessness of having a tight fist of possibilities and a palette of advisors who all turn the Dreamer away, or inward, with no path found for her self-expressive flourishing in the world. Touching upon historic and contemporary challenges, this work calls upon all who are in contact with girls and women, in any capacity, to open the world and make room, to clear a space for upcoming generations, on a path strewn with good guidance and marked by the freedom to explore, to walk along a path made solid with life-affirmations.” - Joanne Arnott, Canada, author of A Night for the Lady, Mother Time, Wiles of Girlhood, and Breasting the Waves: On Writing & Healing.
“Imali Abala’s The Dreamer is a must read for those seeking to understand female condition in post-colonial Africa. … What stands out in this st
ory is that women have choices in redefining and repackaging their image in a male dominated world.” - Iddah Aoko Otieno, Editor of East African Anthology of Short Stories.
"About the Author":
Imali Abala was born in Western Kenya and currently lives in the United States. She is author of Haughty Boys of Ngoroke, Moody Mood and Red Round Ball (a children’s book), Drum Bits of Terror, A Fallen Citadel (a collection of poetry), The Dilemma of Jahenda: The Teenage Mother, The Disinherited and Move on, Trufosa. Some of her other works have also appeared in Out of the Depth: Poetry of Poverty, Courage and Resilience, Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories and Poems from East Africa, A Thousand Voices Rising, and Reflections: An Anthology by African Women Poets.
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