Upile Chisala’s latest book of poetry and prose, “nectar” was deep and profound. It was cutting and also tender. It had sharp truth that cut to the core of some relational dysfunction. I resonated with parts of it, and it was at times convicting of my own painful past. The book was written to women and it is a wonderful collection that I would share with my daughters when they are older. I would also invite my son to read it too.
As a man reading Ms. Chisala’s poetry I felt the pain. I felt the wrongs done to her and her wounds that are on full display in “nectar.” I also heard a strong, tender and fiery woman who knew who she was, knew what she wanted, and was dead set on pursuing those things because she is worth it, she deserves those things, and what she sought were all worth her effort and her toiling and her full attention.
This collection is a moving and important collection. I wholeheartedly recommend this to women and men alike. I think people would learn a lot from her words and hopefully it would bring about meaningful change in the lives that Ms. Chisala touch through her poetry.
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