Mungoshi Jr to launch book

HARARE - Charles Mungoshi (Jr), 28, will launch a motivational book titled Candlelight Thoughts at the Book Café today.

The son of celebrated Zimbabwean author Charles Mungoshi and award-winning actress Jesesi Mungoshi says his just-released book calls on people “to live an authentic life, addressing the silent questions that exist in the deepest chambers of their hearts.”

Unlike most motivational books, Candlelight Thoughts has no discernible structure.

The author throws thoughts randomly at the reader in a way which leaves the reader with some homework to ponder and evaluate for themselves the truths behind his words.

Mungoshi (Jr) is hopeful that his book will contribute in reawakening the desire to read in Zimbabwe.

“It is my desire for this book to provide answers, comfort and motivation to a number of people and for the young generation to fall in love with the book again,” he told the Daily News.

“Many novels are rich in ideas and stories that not only develop our grammar, writing skills and enriching us with a wider world view but also make us better people once we digest the content and attach meanings to it.”

The rookie author wants to see more young Zimbabweans empowering themselves “by befriending the book”.

“I have not done a thorough research on the way people respond to literature now — but I can say the reading culture in Zimbabwe leaves a lot to be desired.

“We have been consumed by the fast life, Facebook, the Whatsapp and social media,” said Mungoshi (Jr).

“There is really not much of a reading culture in Zimbabwe. Gone are the days when people used to exchange books. The poor state of the economy is one of the major reasons why reading has suffered.”

 

Comments (2)

i would love to read the book to see from what side are you coming from

BELIEVE CHIZEYA - 12 December 2014

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