Chess Injection author plans two more books
Former Chess Association of Malawi (Chessam) Publicity Secretary, Makhosi Nyirenda, has revealed plans to author two more books following the success of his maiden book ‘The Chess Injection’.
“I will soon publish one or two books. It will be a surprise. One of the books will target people who want to learn chess without the involvement of a coach. I am using my eight-year coaching experience to come up with the book,” Nyirenda said.
The arbiter and chess tutor said the first book had achieved its mission.
“I noticed the chess knowledge gap in this part of the world. People don’t appreciate chess that much because they don’t know the glories of the game. I believe my book will inject into them passion for chess. We will have a formal launch later this year,” Nyirenda said.
Chess injection is a book of 127 pages in A-5 format which was released mid last year.
“Basically the book addresses the passion, understanding,
inspirational and theory struggles of a third world chess player. It puts on spotlight the dark areas of the game, hinting at the relevance and benefits of chess in modern society at the same time inspiring people to be liking chess by revealing its glories.
“It also takes care of beginners and higher level players who want to advance their game. It’s rich in chess inspirational stories and chess jokes too, and also encourages parents to release their children to chess,” he said.
Nyirenda said he was impressed with the response on the market but said it was too early to disclose how many copies had been sold.
“So far so good. People are buying it at K10,000 per copy. Some are even requesting for it without selling it to them. Some companies like T and M Associates have bought copies for some schools. A South African company, Cifu Group also promised to flood the book across the country’s higher education institutions. Our ambassadors Samuel Kamfose, Pricilla Mbewe and Petros Mfune are doing a good job marketing the book,” he said.
Former Chessam Publicity Secretary, Gilton Mkumbwa, asked the chess fraternity to embrace the product.
“This is what we need in the country to develop the sport. The author really did his research before writing this book because it is so inspiring,” he said.