Mpasu writes another book: ‘The return of the past’

Former Malawi Minister of Education Sam Mpasu renowned for his work Nobody’s Friend and Political Prisoner 3/75, has disclosed that he has written another book yet to be published.

Mpasu who has served in top political positions iincluding cabinet and as a Speaker of the National Assembly revealed in an interview with Zodiak radio’s Tiuzeni Zoona on Sunday that he has completed writing another book titled The Return of the Past.

“I have completed writing another book and I am just looking for publishers,” he disclosed.

According to Mpasu, the new book chronicles the tidings he has gone through in his life in the recent past.

Mpasu: New book

Mpasu: New book

Renowned for his work Nobody’s Friend and Political Prisoner 3/75, Mpasu has proven prowess both as a creative writer and also as a non-fiction writer.

Nobody’s Friend  was published in 1975. He wrote the book when he was on diplomatic service in Germany.

Mpasu, who is now vice president of New Labour Party linked to ruling People’s Party,  prides himself to have  “a degree of creativity” that when he apply his mind to something, he can come up with something that people find enjoyable

Nobody’s Friend is the story of a character who had acquainted himself to people in the Police Secret Service in order to victimise his own enemies.

He was arrested by dictator late Kamuzu Banda and jailed him without trial.

When UDF was voted into government in1994, Mpasu was elected Member of Parliament for Ntcheu Central, appointed by former president Bakili Muluzi as Minister of Education and Government Chief Whip in Parliament and immediately got to work to write his second book Prisoner 3/75, which chronicles his prison experience.

He also served jail under the leadership of Bingu wa Mutharika on abuse of office charge following his conviction by the court on Fieldyork scandal when he was Minister of Education. And he was jailed for being ground in a graveyard in Machinga but given suspended sentence.

“Kamuzu Banda jailed me without trial. Bingu jailed me on political grounds. There is this something that leaders just want to oppress me and that something could be of much help to my country,” he said during the radio interview.

Mpasu also commented on his private life, saying he divorced his Ethiopian wife because upon release from prison he found her “pregnant with another man so obviously I couldn’t forgive her and that was it. “

On a lighter note, he said he has no problems when it came to having girl friends before he got married, saying “ many were throwing themselves at me.”

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