He starts of with a smile..of course a warm one;that which easily softens my heart as I engage this energetic young scholar in a chitchat.He is filled with energy as he explains his love for poetry.You would love his way of talking;am sure you will.Swahili is his language.You sure wouldn’t want to miss out on learning a few misamiati(vocabulary) from this coastal region lad.Let’s all learn together as Paddy Ronga unmasks the beauty of playing with words.
Joy:Naitwa Joy Auma.Leo namhoji malenga mashuhuru kutoka Mombasa.Atajitambua zaidi(Am Joy Auma,I will be interviewing one of the great poets from Mombasa.He will talk more about himself)
Paddy:Naitwa Paddy Ronga,Malenga na pia mwanafunzi kutoka chuo kikuu cha Multimedia(My name is Paddy Tonga,a poet and also a student at Multimedia University)
Joy:Unajihusisha na nini katika ushairi?(What’s your area of interest in Poetry)
Paddy:Mimi huzingatia jambo la shairi huru haswa mada ya mapenzi na ndoa.(I major in free style poems which talk about marriages and love)
Joy:Kwa nini mapenzi?(Why necessarily love?)
Paddy:Kwa sababu kila uchao haswa vijana hufuruhishwa na kukwazwa na jambo hili la mapenzi.(Because most people especially the youth are largely affected or thrilled by love.