Chanco student authors a book ‘There is something for you’
One experienced American Novelist Toni Morrison once said “If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it” and this has inspired University of Malawi’s Chancellor College Bachelor of Social Science student Mathews Phiri to spit his writing creativity into his newly published book titled ’There is something for you’.
According to Phiri, he writes to get a hearing and that he has a well spring of things to write about which come naturally and this is what inspires the writer in him.
Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times, Mathews Phiri said the book was inspired by his desire to encourage and give hope to the hopeless.
“I wrote the book because I wanted to encourage people that though they have lost everything, I believe there is still something that remain with them even if they see everything gone. People have God given talents they can use and benefit a lot,” he said
A fourth year student also added by quoting the scriptures that say ‘your gifts will bring you before great men and will be a blessing to all”.
Among others some of the take home messages highlighted in the five Chapters book are; ‘Life is not a plain sail, there are battles to face and fight, never lose hope for God is always with you’, One of the greatest gifts God gave to mankind is the freedom to make choices, and Life is an opportunity which each one invests.
Phiri said he is currently receiving positive feedback from those people who have led the book saying many are acknowledging that the book is carrying their messages.
In addition, Phiri said it is his wish to make the book available in every part of Malawi and even across the borders.
Bachelor of Arts Communication and Cultural Studies student Phillip Dzikanyanga said the book is full of interesting chapters that are educative and encouraging.
“I led the book, the guy is wise, i like his unique style of writing, I salute him, he is a promising writer in the country”, he said
Some of the chapters carried in the book are ‘somewhere in the Ocean of life, The Decisions we make, Time resource, Brave the Tornadoes and The Future you envisage.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Come on Mr. Loka. ” Phiri is receiving positive feedback from those who have LED the book.
Phillip Dzikanyanga said” I have LED the book” Seriously! LED the book, are you surely university students or from a primary school somewhere beyond the mountains of Mulanje? LED the book? LED? How pathetic your grammar is! Journalism standards in Malawi have indeed gone down drastically.
The cover is discouraging. Read books by East Africans or West Africans, they don’t use whites on the cover. Unless the theme is based on life by a white in a white man’s land
A book is judged by its cover. You got it all wrong by putting a white man on that cover. We have well known photographers and designers here. They could have done a better job for you than downloading a cover of a white man on the internet. Any way, congratulations
Something good for a change coming from my Motherland. Well done Mr Phiri & Congratulations.
Good development this is what we need but why the white man on the cover? you are underrating yourself.
I don’t even understand why putting a white man on the cover
Neither do I! Really weird
Start the discussion…hw can I get it ±27810711794
can’t even mention who are the publishers, not even a picture of the book. It is the book that people will want to see and read as much as we want to know the author. People still judge the book by the cover.