Part of SAWTI Zine Issue 1

I want to be the sun
that raises you in the morning
the voice
that brings you to prayer
the oil
for your libation
the placenta
that feeds you to rebirth
-call to prayer

ESTHER KONDO HELLER
ESTHER KONDO HELLERPOET
Esther Kondo Heller is a Kenyan German poet and writer that was born in Berlin and raised in Mombasa. She is a Barbican Young Poet 2018/2019 alumni and is currently doing an undergraduate diploma of creative writing at the University of Oxford. Her writing is a mosaic of voices that came before her, her childhood in Mombasa and everyday samples of living.

Photography by Mwanzo L Milinga