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Hey there! My name is Zarina Macha (pronounced 'matcha', like 'matches'). I was born in North London, and studied Songwriting and Creative Artistry at The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. I am of Indian and Tanzanian descent; my mum was born in Britain and has Indian heritage, and my dad is a musician and writer born and raised in Tanzania. Since I was a child I have always wanted to be an author of fiction and a singer-songwriter. I play rhythm guitar (both acoustic and electric), drum kit, and a bit of keyboards. I started writing stories and poems around the age of five and have been writing songs since I was eleven.

My debut YA book 'Every Last Psycho' is OUT NOW, available to purchase on Amazon as an e-book or paperback:


Poetry collection available for digital purchase or as a paperback via Amazon:

This blog is something I do for enjoyment and also because I enjoy the discussion of 'controversial' subjects involving religion, politics, socio-historical issues, current affairs, mental health problems and the like. Some of my posts are packed with cynicism, sarcasm and dry humour but underneath is just a desire to ask questions and share viewpoints (sometimes exaggerated for entertainment purposes). In posts where I may link other posts, I have the words highlighted in red. This is an opinion-based blog; I do use facts and additional links to back up what I say but most of what I write is subjectively based on my opinions and viewpoints.

My music blog where I review musical artists is available here:

I love movies and books, especially Game of Thrones, and have a lot of posts based around some of my favourite fictional works. These can be found in the 'entertainment' tab, or the 'my favourite' tab for lists rating different things. I explore a range of topics, and clicking on the different tabs is a useful way to filter out what you might like to read.

Some of my favourite movies: Titanic, Mean Girls, The Clique, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Shrek, Gone Girl, American Beauty, American Psycho, Slumdog Millionaire, Blended.

Some of my favourite books: Lolita, It, On Beauty, A Song of Ice and Fire, Only Ever Yours, Misery, Apt Pupil, The Bell Jar, I Don't Know How She Does It, The Circle, The Girl On the Train. 

Some of my favourite musical artists: Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Prince, Terence Trent D'arby, ABBA, Fishbone, Stevie Wonder.

No copyright infringement intended on any images, links or videos (that are not my own) used in my posts.


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