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Frances Mapemba-Burke is a British/Malawian writer. She was born in Blantyre, Malawi before moving to the UK. She still thinks of Malawi as home and dreams of one day living by the lake. 

She has explored the world through words for as long as she can remember and went on to study English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University. She graduated in 2012, before beginning a career in education and travelling the world, collecting stories.

Her writing explores her African heritage, racial identity, womanhood and feminism, grief, loss, mindfulness, healing and self-discovery. Through her writing, she hopes to bring some positivity and light into the world.

Lessons on Umunthu is her first collection of poetry and prose.

She currently lives in London, where she plans adventures and is working on her first novel. 

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Lessons on Umunthu is Frances Mapemba-Burke's debut collection of poetry and prose.

Available Now.

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"Never ignore

the words that pour

out of your fingers like rivers

they are bringing you

back to yourself"

Lessons on Umunthu

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