About

Tendai is a shona language given name meaning "Give thanks to God"or simply, "Be thankful to God"

Tendai M. Shaba is a Malawian writer, poet, publisher and a personal development advocate based in Lilongwe, Malawi. Throughout his poetry, he engages with concepts such as personal development, the theory of change and the theory of needs with underlying themes such as faith, love, hope, trust and innocence.

He aims to motivate people to realize their true selves in achieving their personal development goals. A spoken word performer and music producer, he also coaches children in Malawi in creative writing for positive social change and impact.

His first book, The Taste before the Bite (2020), is a collection of poems primarily based on the five different types of taste signifying the taste (our desires) and the bite (fulfilling the desires). Before publishing it, he released an introductory poetry series called Realizing myself (2020).

The poems are also loosely based on studies such as the hierarchy of needs aThe poems are also loosely based on studies such as the hierarchy of needs and the theory of change. Tendai has been featured in various local publications and international ones such as the Grey Sparrow Journalnd the theory of change. Tendai has been featured in various local publications and international ones such as the Grey Sparrow Journal