The Book of the moment, FlashBack Identity written by popular Swedish-based Zimbabwean performing artist-turned-author Luckson Makandire popularly known as Manluckerz is going viral in the world and the author is now looking for a local publisher.
In an interview with Spiked Online Media from his Swedish base, Manluckerz said the English version of his book is now available through Vulkan Media & Makandire Muzani ZIMFEBI Music. Both versions are available as E-books and hard copies in several bookshops.
“We are engaging a Zimbabwean publisher to see if we can work out a deal but for now the book is being sold in bookshops through Vulkan Media Publisher in Sweden,” Manluckerz said.
With the aim to inspire the upcoming generations and adults, ManLuckerz decided to share with the public through a book, a piece of his history as he persistently and patiently pursued his interest in cultural integration and sharing through music and dance.
The book titled FlashBack Identity describes how music and dance are used and have defined the Zimbabwean society through the ages.
The book has come about to strengthen not only the upcoming generation in Zimbabwe, but also in Sweden and the world at large as it introduces Zimbabwean cultural dances through an autobiography of a man who devoted himself to promoting cultural diversity through music and dance.
By taking the reader through his humble beginnings in Zimbabwe, his penetration into the Swedish music industry, his growth in cultural experience and his career hardships and breakthroughs, ManLuckerz wants to build bridges between diverse cultures through his work.
The author has profound respect for and honours the enriching culture and the heritage that shaped him to be who he is. The book is inspired by the realisation that the upcoming generation must learn about different cultures in order to appreciate the richness of diversity so that they fully understand themselves and others.
The author, wishes that the book will be of use to schools and beyond as it gives young people an appreciation of different cultures and the value of preserving cultural heritage.