My name is Esther Msiska, 20 years of age. I am from Malawi, a country popularly known as the Warm Heart of Africa. I am a student doing my Bachelors in Business Administration.
I first wrote my first poem at the age of 18 after relentlessly trying to write short stories on Wattpad that I later ended up deleted. One day I got so frustrated during my writing session when one of my followers suggested I read a poetry chapbook titled "In The Rain", I began reading the poems daily until on the 8th of February, I decided to try and write my own.
After writing the poem, I shared it on Facebook where it got amazing reviews something that encouraged me to write more and break more grounds.
Now, I write poetry for the fun and relief that it gives me each and every day. I am encouraged to keep on when I hear readers tell me that my words touch their souls and relate to their lives.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything and more. They are the people I depend every poem I write on. If they are satisfied, then automatically I become satisfied because then I know that the job done on each work was worth it.
What are you working on next?
Working on another poetry collection that I have set to release either end of January or early February. The collection will be based on appreciation of life and everything that comes with it. In it, I want to feature at least four other poets from Malawi so that we can grow together.