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Zimfebi founder to launch cultural book

Zimbabwe Music Festival Bira (Zimfebi) founder Makandire Luckson Chikutu is set to launch his debut book FlashBack Identity on October 6.

Chikutu who goes by the moniker Manluckerz said the launch of the book will be a step further in preserving and documenting the Shona culture.

“Our culture is very rich and this is my small way of preserving the culture of our forefathers. As a generation, we have the duty to protect our identity hence the title of the book, FlashBack Identity,” he said from his base in Sweden.

The book which has been translated into English following its success in Swedish has been described by cultural enthusiasts as rich in preserving the Zimbabwean culture.

Chikutu who is known in entertainment circles as Manluckerz said his wish is for the book to be used in schools.

“I really want to share it with the new generation and adults about how best we can document our Zimbabwean culture and history. I will be happy to see the book being used in schools.

“I want to inspire my fellow country men about how one could achieve his or her goals through determination, dedication and discipline. This book is about how to preserve our identity and culture,” he said.

The musician- cum-author said writing his debut book has been an experience.

“The writing of the book has been a long journey with positive feedback. It was motivated by the need to document the cultural history I received when I was growing up,” he said.

“The writing of the book has been a long journey with positive insights I received and a high ambition to write about my family’s history, the cultural heritage I learnt when I was growing up. The book also captures how music and dance are used to influence humanity in Zimbabwe,” said Manlukerz.

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Byron Adonis Mutingwende