Key media houses in Southern Africa continue to be awash with extensive coverage of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s launch of his six books on Tuesday in South Africa.
Bushiri launched six books on religion, finance and communication on Tuesday, totaling his collection to 32 published in four years.
In what could be described as unprecedented, South African key media houses has led extensively in coverage with Malawi media coming second, followed by Zimbabwe and Namibia.
South Africa’s largest independent news television ENCA, covered the launch with a story titled: ‘Bushiri writes books to guide youths on self-discovery’.
Two of South Africa’s leading newspapers, Sowetan and The Citizen, also covered the launch with varying angles which all stopped at celebrating Bushiri’s as one of influential authors of our generation.
Beside the launch other leading online South African media, namely IOL (Independe OnLine), TimesLIVE, News24, the Brief, Mzansi365 and DispatchLIVE, also gave the book launch extensive coverage concentrating on the message of the books, its impact and also the spectacle of the launch itself at the prestigious Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.
Even South African leading arts magazine, Destiny, also covered the event. Through their online sections, the magazine—both their male and female versions—gave the book launch thorough coverage concentrating on the themes of the books and the impact.
Besides South Africa, the launch, also, enjoyed coverage in Malawi’s key online media such as Nyasa Times and Malawi24.
Malawi24 concentrated on the need to have Bushiri named as ‘professor’ for having published extensively.
Namibia’s state-owned Namibia Press Agency (Napa) wrote about the themes in the book with a sharp focus on the message’s impact on the youths.
In Zimbabwe, leading online iharare covered the event with focus on Bushiri as the author.
In an interview, Bushiri’s communications director said the extensive coverage of the book launch is welcome, adding: “It’s a potent symbol that Dr Bushiri is welcome to the literal world of ideas.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :