Sweden-based author eyes Zim market

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Tawanda Marwizi

HARARE – Following the successful launch of his book, Flash Back Identity, author Luckson Chikutu is now seeking government’s assistance to launch the book in Zimbabwe.

The Sweden-based author-cum musician said while the book is now available on several platforms, his dream is to have it launched officially in Zimbabwe.

Chikutu is engaging the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Kirtsy Coventry.

“I am in the process of engaging the current Arts Minister Coventry so that she can assist on the Zimbabwean launch. The book is all about our culture and we need to spread it across the country,” he said.

The book will be exhibited at the Africa Festival scheduled for November 16 in Stockholm, Sweden.

“I have secured everything for the book to be at the Africa Festival. People here appreciate our culture because it is unique in its way,” he said.

The book has been largely  described as instrumental in the preservation of Zimbabwean culture. Chikutu said culture is important given its potential to contribute towards the development of tourism.

His passion to see the culture of Zimbabwe being documented pushed him to write the book.

“Writing this book was a long journey with positive feedback. It was motivated by the need to document the cultural history I received when I was growing up,” he said.

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