Divorce author star attraction at Moholo Livehouse occasion

2015-10-08 06:00

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What a better way to end The National Book Week , that was celebrated between the 7th and 13th September 2015.

What with a local literature showcase involving Ntsiki Sigege, the author of “A Broken Wing: Divorce, A Memoir.

Ntsiki spoke to the guests through her book, from what inspired the book to her struggles in getting the final product published.

“Publishing a book is not easy as traditional publishers have their own criterion Luckily self publishing is becoming popular and is an option for those writers who want their stories told. It is daunting but the end results are fulfilling”

Ntsiki feels that publishers still don’t understand that Africans are story tellers, we want to tell stories that we can identify with, stories that are close to the life that we are living.

Guests were also granted the opportunity to question various issues addressed in the book.

Signed copies where sold and it is hoped that the readers were intrigued and that they will find the book inspiring and empowering.

The event was organised by Blu Space, an organisation that was created with the aim of not only empowering the youth, but to help bring activities and ventures that are believed to be either foreign or far from the grasp of Khayelitsha inhabitants.

The space also focuses on tackling issues affecting the youth and to improve the freedom to be creative.

This was the first event by Blu Space which was hosted at Moholo Livehouse in Harare, and is touted as the beginning of many such events. Brenda Sikelenge of Moholo Livehouse opened her venue to the event on the day.

For more information on follow up events contact Busiswa Lutshaba at 078 055 0656 or on email at bluspace@gmail.com

Ntsiki can be contacted at 081 518 5673 or ntsiki42@gmail.com

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