Kally -Jay Mkwawa

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Kally-Jay Mkwawa (a pseudonym), is a lady of 30 years living and working in Tanzania and is the author of Isidora – The Life, Mind and Memories of an African Phoenix. She gained her undergraduate degree in Bcom Law (majoring in law and minor in business management) which she was awarded in South Africa and is currently working for an NGO dealing with provision of medical assistance in the country whilst pursuing her MBA with the University of South Wales, the latter being via distance learning.
She’s always been a lover of reading and collecting books, a passion through which (in addition to formal education) and, possessing a mind louder than words she can actually utter, has enhanced and inspired her to start writing. Her writing is more of a born talent since she’s never had classes in literature or the arts which would have enabled her to grow further in the field. To her, writing is a form of therapy and a way to tap into her imagination.
Besides her love of writing, Kally-Jay has a passion for lending an ear to people who most of the times need someone to listen to, music and watching series or movies.
She draws inspiration for writing from travelling, reading fiction novels and devotional books and conversations with close friends and family and, anything that is ‘out the box’ or living life not conforming to society’s normal set standards.
She strives to write stories from real life experiences and thus, living an essence of herself in them and what she’s personally been through in life and epiphanies she’s come to in the process.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
Definitely a lot of paperwork, a notebook, two laptop, a desktop and a phone. This is my typical desk at work which allows me to multitask as much as possible.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a somewhat 'eventful' neighborhood in Tanzania. I wasn't as playful as one would like (you can perhaps say my sister and I were a bit sheltered or overprotected adhering to a strict schedule) but I suppose this changed when I got older (by 6 years old), and it's only then that I interacted with other kids around the neighborhood. As a writer I guess it makes remember those fond, simpler moments since I met and befriended a lot of people and got to learn quite a bit at the same time. My writing skills or rather my desire to write emerged in much later years, especially because I didn't have a lot of people to speak to or call close friends.
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Life stages / general
Spending the better part of your life being called a good listener, a weirdo, a hermit or a ‘mirror of ugly truths’ and a walking-talking memory machine isn’t at all what it’s cut out to be. To a large extent, it’s a lonely life. You arrive into this life without even meaning to and suddenly it seems that you carry the weight of the whole world on your shoulders.

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blessed    confusion    god    healing    inspiration    life    love    memories    pain    therapeutic