Nectar (Upile Chisala)

Photo by Travis Matthews "There is a danger in letting people misname you. If you are a fire, do not answer when they call you a spark."

Photo by Travis Matthews

"There is a danger in letting people misname you. If you are a fire, do not answer when they call you a spark."

Malawi/UK / 2017

Upile Chisala, author of the self-published poetry collection Soft Magic, released her second collection Nectar this past February! Upile is a Malawian poet and sociologist. I am unsure if this quote is directly from the collection. Nonetheless, it's very powerful.