They Say/ I am


They Say/I Am is a play intertwined with monologues of poetry exploring the stereotypes of women with the intention of shattering them, revealing stereotypes as the fallacies they are. With the shorter version featured at Festival CulturElles at Alliance Francais on Women’s Day 2014, this full length exploration is bound to entertain. Conceived and directed by Mwende Ngao and written by Anne Moraa, the play toys with the perception of various women and hopes to encourage the audience to rethink how they view thewomen in their own lives.
The Cast and Crew of They Say/I Am

Mwende Ngao

Mwende Ngao is a filmmaker, blogger and poet. She is also the founder of Kike Tele. She believes in the power of art to spark conversations and create change.


Rein is a student and a videographer. She is also a poet and is the 45th slam poetry queen.

Brenda Wambui

Brenda Wambui is a writer and entrepreneur interested in women empowerment, digital media and entrepreneurship. She is the co-founder of the award winning journal Brainstorm.

Amara Poeta

Julie Amara Poeta is a Daughter, friend, sister, blogger and poet who works for an international Handset Manufacturer. A part of Hisia Zangu Poetry family, her mantra is not to waste the God-given sunshine.

Namatsi Lukoye

Namatsi Lukoye is a spoken word poet, published writer and founder of Hisia Zangu society and The Kenyan Street Poetry. She is also a Public Relations Officer for Cerebral Palsy Kenya.

Marley Nyokabi

Marley is a poet, writer and an artist with a keen interest in film and social consciousness.

Anne Moraa

Anne is a writer/editor and a graduate of the Creative Writing (Msc) at the University of Edinburgh, Anne Moraa has had her writing (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) published in And Other Stories, Brainstorm, Badilisha Poetry and others. A founding member and editor at, she is as ever fascinated by women.

The play is on Friday 10th October 6pm-9pm at the Michael Joseph Center.

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