Gwanda based author publishes second novel


Bulawayo (New Ziana)-A Gwanda based author, Christopher Tsepang Ncube has published his second novel titled Ngangingazi (I never knew).

His first book, Phakathi Kwelitshe Lembokodo is being used as a set book at “A” level.

Speaking at the lunch of the book at the Bulawayo Media Centre on Monday, Ncube said Ngangingazi brings up a conundrum of domestic violence in families.

“The novel highlights the importance of family members applying their perspicacity in dealing with problematic issues that they encounter,” he said.

“Furthermore, the book touches on nefarious acts that are committed by people the community trusts so much. Such criminals use hocus-pocus methods to cheat people.”

Ncube said he started writing books when he was still a teenager.

“Writing has been always one of those things that I liked while I was a young boy. I feel challenged to write novels mainly to preserve our local languages. There are of course a lot of challenges that we encounter as authors but that will not stop us from writing,” he said.

He encouraged youths to take pride in and develop a culture of reading and writing books.

Ncube cited piracy as one of the major challenges affecting book writers in the country.

“As authors, we are losing a lot of revenue through piracy. The government should do something to protect our works. I would also like to encourage our kids in our communities to write and read books,” he added.

Local milling company Lumelang Batho bankrolled the publishing of the book.

New Ziana

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