Midnight Blossom is a collection of nine stories, which are as diverse in the issues they address as they are in length and style. What comes out clearly is the author's perception of children's role and their view of the social setup of their time. It also offers an incisive vision of how children would like their world to be.
Shira Nhemi is an upcoming young writer. At 15 and a student at Precious Blood Secondary School, she had already won two essay writing competitions for children organised by The British Council, Kenya. In 1996 she won the first prize for her essay on Action and Imagination in Children's Literature. Her short story Runaway was published in Voices: a collection of winning essays on children's rights in 1998.