Writers in the country are adjusting their position towards
Recently Malawi Writers Union (Mawu) President Sambalikagwa Mvona, called on writers in the country to be creative in reaching out to the masses as well as take time to write more stories to keep people busy.
Mvona said with the world going through a difficult time due to Covid -19 pandemic and some countries on lockdown, people are spending more time at home hence in need of books to read.
One of the writers, who has done that is Blantyre-based Angasa Maliro, who has published a book titled Tender Underneath.
“My book is in electronic form. There may be a paperback in future but I am focused on the e-book for now. This is the way to go for now,” Maliro said.
She said her book will come out on May 31 2020.
“I have released a preview of the first seven chapters on my website pastichemode.com. I am also taking pre-orders on the site,” Maliro said.
She said she has even broaden her network in terms of access of the book online as it will be available for purchase on her website and online platforms such as Payhip and Amazon.
“This is my first novel. I finished it around the time I was 20 or 21 and published it on Amazon in 2016. However, I was unhappy with some errors in the book so, I took it down to improve its quality after I completed my studies at The Polytechnic in Blantyre,” Maliro said.
She said Tender Underneath tells the story of Effie May Garett, as she navigates her final year of high school.
“A sordid scandal involving a teacher and a student rocks the school, and Effie in particular is affected because of a shameful secret. Now she must not just survive high school, she has to keep her life from unravelling while balancing being caught between two boys and making sure her friends and family think she is okay,” Maliro explained.
Other writers, who have published books lately which are in electronic form include Taddja Nkhonjera who has published Nyuma and Gertrude Gomani, who has published Reminiscence: A Collection of 24 short stories.