Renowned poet Q Malewezi, who has of late been aggressive in event management as he tries to spur the creative industry, comes back to his spoken word arena as he readies to launch a collection titled Little Discoveries on Saturday at Khala, Four Seasons, in Lilongwe.
Q describes Little Discoveries as a collection that captures vividly the images of life, .
“It is a two-hour launch that starts at 3pm and ends at 5pm. Why Little Discoveries? It is because of the length of the poems and the journey of exploration they send you on,” Q said.
Having shined with another collection titled People, Q said Little Discoveries is his written word while People is spoken word.
In his introduction to his book 50 Philosophy Ideas, Ben Dupre, says “To decide what we should do rather than what we can do, we must turn to philosophy”.
Dupre says of Q’s Little Discoveries that it is a beautiful bundle of sweet philosophy.
“This basket of new African wisdom is philosophical in both its content and its rich idiomatic narration. It is simple philosophy articulated musically or more precisely, in captivating songs that remain continuously ringing in one’s mind after one has put down this book of wisdom in poetry,” Dupre said.
Poet, storyteller and playwright, the late Stephen Chifunyise quotes Napoleon Hill saying “cherish your visions and your dreams as they are children of your soul”.
“This is what Qabaniso Malewezi has done successfully. After sampling these poems, I was overjoyed by the fact that I had shared his philosophical wise-sayings to children and eventually to all those who will have the opportunity to read Little Discoveries,” Chifunyise said then.
Q said he was happy to come out with Little Discoveries and that people will discover a lot in the collection of short poems covering themes such as dreams, love, loss and conflict.