Upile is a storyteller, sociologist and artivist from Malawi. She is the author of two books of poetry, soft magic and Nectar.
Born in 1994 and raised in Zomba, Upile’s hope is to tell stories from the margins and through her work help others and herself come to terms with pasts, celebrate presents and confidently dream beautiful futures.
‘soft magic.‘ is Upile’s debut collection of prose and poetry .This book explores the self, joy, blackness, gender, matters of the heart, the experience of Diaspora, spirituality and most of all, how we survive. ‘soft magic.’ is a shared healing journey.
Nectar is the second collection of poetry. In this book, Upile guides readers through a beautiful process of blooming starting with some poems on self love then words on our roots followed by acknowledging all the fruit of these experiences.