Rehema Njambi unpacks identity, faith, womanhood and – above all – agency, in poems partly inspired by conversations with the Black, mostly African, women around her.
Imbued with quiet resistance to patriarchal societies, Njambi’s debut collection is an ode to the women who have raised her, and their strength and their ability to hold, sustain, and be rooted in their faith. The poems resound with their idea of home, and belonging they wish to pass on to their daughters.
Praise for This House
‘Elusive, uncomfortable, and humble […]. These are memorable poems. They left me wondering.’ Nell Prince, Sphinx Review
‘If you want to sit with honest poetry that unashamedly embraces the clean and the bloody––Rehema Njambi’s This House should be in your hands and at the front of your mind.’ Caitie L. Young, The Poetry Question