When artists conform, art dies, when art dies, the human race suffers
Munira Buzunesh-Social Rights, Freelance Writer and Author
Munira Buzunesh is a Social Rights Enthusiast. Freelancer Writer and Author of a bold and creative anthology named ‘Unfit for Society’
‘Moonrise’ a B.SC Microbiology – Kenyatta University has contributed to the new curriculum Literacy and Indigenous Languages books for Longhorn Publishers and South Sudan School English Text Books. She is an affiliate of Writers Guild of Kenya and an ardent reader.
Munira’s ‘Unfit for society’ anthology
The ‘Unfit for Society’ tackles the debilitating challenges the Northern Kenya Community grapples with each dawning day. The book dares a seven headed dragon of Tribalism ,Bad Governance, Early Marriages ,Religious prejudice ,youth radicalization into the evil of terror groups, forced marriages ,domestic violence and –rape!
Munira grimaces as she recounts how some of her cousins in leaf softness and fragility of a minor were forced into marriages.
‘Some ran away because they were pressured to marry men they did not love’ she spills.
As for domestic violence, Munira reveals that it happens around her neighborhood.Screams of wives being battered by their husband is ‘ritualistic’
‘Domestic violence against women happen almost on a daily basis’ the Author of ‘Unfit for Society’ laments’.
Among the seven tales is ‘Hanging from the edge of half a moon’ ,‘a woman like me’ ,‘Dawn of Death and Unfit for society’
Hanging From the Edge of a Half Moon tackles youth radicalization and their joining terror groups .It depicts the experiences they go through, how it changes them.
A Woman Like Me is tale of lady who grows up in a conservative family but finally breaks free from fetters .She tragically lands in the hands of a violent man but she is dead scared to leave ,when she finally leaves, she settles with a man who loves her but it is all too foreign to her- the love, the attention and care. She gets pregnant but loses the child. Her brother is also hacked to death killed in a tribal clash. The story is about her trauma and the journey to recovery.
Dawn of Death is a tale set in the deserts of Marsabit. A tribe descends on a rival tribe leaving a gruesome bloodbath in the wake. Dawn of Death exposes hatred between the communities which births untold human suffering .The tale ends with reconciliation.
Unfit for Society is a story of a Muslim woman who falls in love with a Christian man. Her father, an extremely religious man disowns her .The woman is unbudged. She vehemently refuses to marry the man his father chooses for her. Unfit for society is a tale of hope, of breaking free from shackles and declaring freedom for herself being against the world that is forcing her to something else . It depicts a world where love transcends and crosses all man-made lines of prejudice.
The Unfit for Society retails at Kes 1000,and it is available at Prestige Bookshop.It can also be acquired by contacting Munira directly on :+254714811318
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