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Selected works of Christine Khisa
By Christine Khisa

Published: 2019
Pages: 86
Key Themes: poetry, prose, anthology, mental health, recovery, Bipolar Affective Disorder


The collection of poems written during the past eight years were influenced by my love of creative writing, I am left with an assured sense of self each time I put my thoughts, feelings, experiences and aspirations in written form.

The poems encompass a variety of themes, nature, life’s seasons, personal observations, reflections, challenges, hope and aspiration.
The chaotic turbulence that is part of my lived experience with Bipolar Affective Disorder informs the narrative that shapes and moulds the successes, defeats and triumphs.
This book is a change of direction on my journey of recovery it has been a rewarding experience

About the Author

Christine Khisa is of Kenyan ethnicity, born in the UK and raised in both Peterborough and London. Christine was diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder almost 20 years ago, prior to that post natal depression with her first child 27 years ago. As a single mother of four children Christine struggled with mental ill health and also in accepting her diagnosis, once enabled to overcome that obstacle the recovery process began.

Poetry for Christine has been a mean’s of expression and communicating her thoughts and experiences, she has volunteered and worked in the mental health arena, using her experiences to help educate and inform in higher education establishments. Recovery has been enabled by creative writing and Christine has incorporated it into training she has delivered over the years to enable others to promote recovery using her experience as an example.

‘Mental illness is not the sum of my whole, but a fraction in the equation that is life’

Christine khisa

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