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Brace yourselves for Izigigaba ZakwaNdongaziyaduma

by Vusumuzi Ndlovu
03 Dec 2013 at 07:42hrs | Views
JOHANNESBURG - Driven by the passion they have for their culture and the enthusiasm to save it, vibrant young authors have combined under the name: Abalobi Bakithi to publish a book titled 'IZIGIGABA ZAKWANDONGAZIYADUMA.'

Published by Ekhaya Publishers (Johannesburg), the book consists of 14 short stories written by 9 authors. The official launch will be on the 7th of December at Othandweni in corner Edith Cavell and Kaptein streets in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.  Tickets costs R100, they are currently available and will also be available at the gate during the launch. He who buys a ticket will get a free copy during the launch.

"The book comprises of different stories and our aim is to highlight the difficulties and circumstances we face in South Africa especially students back home. We encourage them to concentrate and complete their studies knowing that the grass isn't that greener as it appears across the road (South Africa). It's our task and our goal to cherish and preserve our precious language and we are also encouraging people to read these (Indigenous) books for the good of our culture," said Bongani Ncube.

"We would to thank the community for encouraging us through out this project, tribute also to Abalobi Bakithi for the unity we have. Hope you will enjoy the book and also learn a lot from it," added Meluleki 'Vodloza' Sibanda.

Mzamo Effort Dube:   Ayingangomlomo

David Magagula: Okunje Akukaze Kubonakale

Butholezwe Thokozani Mpofu: Okukhulu Akulamkhosi, Wangenza Mali

Bongani Ncube: Imfihlo,   Angiyikholwa ke le

Diniwe Mlimisi Ncube: Ngalubhada

Zibusiso 'Lima' Ncube, Zehla Ezimaconsi, Zibukhipha Zibuthela

Claudette Ngwenya: Kujikelana Abegazi,   Indlela Emazombezombe.                     

Meluleki 'Vodloza' Sibanda: Uzulu Uphelile Ngenkafulakufa, Wangimunyisa Umbele Ofileyo

Aleck Sibindi: Engakubonayo

Those who have small businesses, and other indigenous authors are invited to come and present themselves to the community as they will be given time to express themselves. Entertainment will be provided by cultural artists such as Amabhubesi Amnyama, Abafana Baka Mashobana, Zinjaziyamluma, Amakhosi Amahle and Iphikankani (Thabathani kaMawindi).

For tickets and any information, Abalobi Bakithi can be contacted on: 0731268684, 0717187936, 0722099804, and 'Abalobi Bakithi' on facebook.

As Mzamo Effort Dube once said; "This is our language and our way of life, comprising the upbringing of our children and the community at large." Together lets cherish it!

Source - Vusumuzi Ndlovu