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Bulawayo author submits anthology for global award



BULAWAYO-BASED author and poet Munyaradzi Bopoto  is eyeing an international award after he submitted his anthology titled Talking to Walls for the fourth edition of the annual Global African Authors Awards set for month end.

The Global African Authors Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded by respected literary enthusiast Thyssen-Ambursley.

It seeks to honour both writers of children and adult works across the globe.

The 24-year-old poet was part of last year’s contestants for the Lafarge Poetry Slam that live-streamed on the Heart & Soul Facebook page.

Heart & Soul TV (HSTV) is an online radio station run by Alpha Media Holdings, the publishers of the NewsDay, The Standard, Zimbabwe Independent and Southern Eye.

Bopoto told NewsDay Life & Style that he submitted the anthology because he felt it was a great book that represented the streets.

“The Global Annual African Authors Awards’ main focus is to celebrate and inspire up-and-coming authors and the more the industry feels celebrated the more it will flourish. This year, the event will be partly livestreamed as well,” he said.

“I wrote the book because with the technology trends we follow, I have come to realise that most people nowadays are not self-conscious and this book will help them reconnect with their inner being.”

The previous winners of the awards include the acclaimed author Philani Nyoni and Pusesto Lame from Botswana, among others.

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