Books, short stories, creative non-fiction and poems published by Neema Komba
Mektildis Kapinga: A Silent Hero
This book follows the life of a courageous Tanzanian woman battling cancer for 12 years. Despite her diagnosis, Mektildis chose to live her life fully, pursuing her dreams as a teacher. In moments of despair, she chose hope. In moments of darkness, she chose light. In moments of doubt, she chose to believe. This book is a celebration of her courage, hope and faith. This is a true story based on the accounts of Mektildis Kapinga.
The proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards supporting the efforts of fighting cancer in Tanzania.
See Through the Complicated
See Through The Complicated is a collection of poems that represent a journey towards hope. Life comes with a lot of ups and downs and situations that are sometimes too complicated to comprehend. Sometimes, because of the many downs we may fail to see the ups. To sail through the hardships, we need to believe that it will be alright, we may need to be told that it will be alright. We may need to be told that we can do better than wait and that someone understands and cares; that they have been through it before, that we are not alone.
The Search for the Magical Mbuji
This is Neema Komba's memoir of her visit to an ancestral landmark in Tanzania. Featured in Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction edited by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey.
A playful story about enterprising women in a modern African community told from the point of view of a young girl. Published in Payback and Other Stories:
An Anthology of African and African Diaspora Short Stories part of the Vienna African Languages and Literatures (VALL) Series edited by Tomi Adeaga and Sarah Udoh-Grossfurthner.
I Am Not My Skin
This is a short story of how one albino young man overcomes adversity in a place where albino body parts are hunted to be used for witchcraft, published by Adda Stories, a Commonwealth Writers initiative.
Let them eat fruit cake
A Short story about weddings and silence in Tanzania published in Index on Censorship Magazine. This story and Index on Censorship issue that published it have been shortlisted in the Best Original Fiction category of the 2019 Stack Magazine Awards.