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Today is not about #MOI or my books; Today is about a rising author, Welcome to my page Ndongolera Mwangupili!
Being an internationally published author, an active blogger, and a social media advocate. My followers are real, and I believe in working together via different means to provide and see change taking place with fellow authors.
During the confinement, I launched my I channel on YouTube, where I conducted live interviews with over 60 guests to entertain my audience but mainly to promote online businesses and raise continuous awareness about different topics; & here is where the idea of promoting authors came from.
Therefore I invited authors to join me, with simple interviews to introduce them to the world, and help them get their voice heard, in the hoping that one of the clicks will be the magic button to their success!
Join me to congratulate Ndongolera C. Mwangupili for their book, don’t forget to like the post and write your review if you have a chance to read their book
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· Author’s full name: Ndongolera C. Mwangupili
· International Standard Book Number – ISBN (ASIN): B08QM5KXC8
· Book title: Fragments of my Broken Voice
· Publishing date & Publisher: NYASA FILMS INTERNATIONAL (December 13, 2020)
About the Author
Ndongolera C. Mwangupili is a renowned Malawian poet and prose writer. His stories are published in Modern Stories from Malawi (2003) and The Bachelor of Chikanda and Other Stories (2009).
His poem the Genesis was anthologised in The Time Traveller of Maravi: New Poetry from Malawi (2011) and it was translated into French and published in Florilege No 177/Decembre 2019.
Another poem Letters to a Comrade is published on www.openroadreview.in.
One of his poems is published in Belgium in a collection titled The Aquillrelle Wall of Poetry of passion and romance, members’ anthology.
His poem Songs of a Peasantis published in The Criterion: An International journal in English, ISSN (0976-8165) Vol. 5 and Issue. VI (December 2014).
For the Unmarked Tomb is published in a chapbook by Praxis Magazine Online (2017).
His three poems are anthologized in Free Fall, an International Anthology (2017).
The Mushunguti Tree is translated into Spanish as El Mushunguti and published in Arbolarium Antologia Poetica Delos Cinco Continentes (2019).
He edited two books, namely, Poetry for Malawian Senior Secondary Schools (2014) and Call it Fate and Other Short Stories (2014).
His book English Language for MSCE: Comprehension, Summary, Note-making and Composition (2014)is used in Malawi Secondary school curriculum as a reference book.
He works as a Senior Inspector of Schools in Malawi. He is a founding member of Malawi Union of Academic and Non-fiction Authors (MUANA) and is its current Vice President.
His paper Strategic Alliance through Writers’ Union: Challenges and Lessons from MUANA is published in a book Building Capacity for Sustainable Academic and Nonfiction Authorship in Africa (2018).
A Gift to the People: Sr. Beatrice Chipeta’s Legacy (2020) is a short biography he authored.
His first collection of his poems Fragments of my Broken Voice is his recent publication
· Book Synopsis: In the context of poverty, particularly, when you live among people who lack basic needs, your voice is broken. It is broken because of crying day in and day out. However, in those crying intervals, there are also intervals of laughter and jokes. The famished people have time for love. They bear children who bring joy among them. That is the irony of life. I find myself in that context. The symbols of land, flames, nothingness and humanity run across this collection, reflecting the richness, the vagueness and the variety of life. The life of those lost in poverty yet struggling to survive and live.
In my attempt to find a voice, I have discovered that my voice is broken. And any attempts to gather the fragments together have proven to be futile. This is, therefore, a collection of my cries… Broken. That is why it is titled Fragments of my Broken Voice. The poems have been divided into five thematic chapters: cries of anguish, mating cries, cries of laughter, celestial cries and cries of sorrows. Come, join me in crying for we are a people who are born crying and are escorted to the grave with cries. Crying is our living. Crying is our survival.
Ndondolera’s message to the reader
The poems in this book represent a voice from a poor country in Africa (Malawi). As the poor struggle to survive, they cry in anger, they cry in their mourning. But they also cry in joy and love. There is love in their pains. Enjoy reading and reflecting on cries from Malawi. Buy it on https://www.amazon.com/Fragments-my-Broken-Voice-Poems-ebook/dp/B08QM5KXC8/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_pl_foot_top?ie=UTF8
Thank you Ndongolera C. Mwangupili for the giving me the opportunity of introducing you, it was an honor!
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