Born October 1986 in Luanshya Zambia, last-born child of teachers James Malama and Kwilole Malama, Chisanshi K Malama was no stranger to the world of books. 2003-2006 Malama attended Larkmead School in Abingdon UK. Here she studied Drama and Theater Studies often telling her teachers and parents that she was destined for the stage.
Still she never let go of Literature and chose to study it further in A-levels. It was no surprise then that going on to De Montfort University she chose to study law but in her words ”my lecturers tried to encourage me to write more like the lawyer I was training to be. My hand often ignored this request and went off in wave of emotive language. In the end we settled for allowing me a little poem at the beginning of my essays. It was the only way I could make a plan for my essays and follow the train of thought. My essays and grades improved by a mile! ” During her time in University she attended poetry nights and published a few of her early works on various blogs and sites. Her talent was noted right away but she never felt like she had found her calling until the creation of www.phenomenolwoman.blogspot.com. In 2013 she finally wrote her first two Novels, Bigger Than Love and Sweetest Taboo. Her style infuses poetry and prose and focuses on spreading both educational and inspirational messages. The books have been popular with both men and women and soaring higher.
Since graduating from De Montfort University in 2010, where she read Law, Chisanshi never quite felt she had found her calling. Later that year, she created the blog ‘Phenomenol Woman’, where she published short stories and poems she had written during her time at university.
From a very young age, Chisanshi has been inspired by the work of renowned poets and writers, such as Chinua Achebe, Maya Angelou and Virginia Woolfe. Through her collection of short stories, poetry and now novels, Chisanshi too dreams of inspiring young budding writers and poets.
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