Emmanuel Hove Mhike
Upcoming Shurugwi writer, Kelvin Muzira launched his first novel at Nichrut lodge in Shurugwi on Friday.
Speaking in an interview with this publication, Muzira said he was excited, impressed, and motivated by the support Shurugwi artists and the corporate world showed him.
“I was expecting low financial support but I was surprised by an inspiring turnout. I feel motivated and I feel that I can go places. Writing is indeed a good career to pursue” said Muzira.
Experienced and popular Shurugwi arts and culture practitioner, Simbarashe Zhowake said the event was historic for Shurugwi and he was impressed by the support from the youths and business community.
“The launch was a historic event for Shurugwi. It was amazing to see a young budding writer bringing together youthful artists and supportive stakeholders. Kelvin proved that Shurugwi youths can dump machetes and positively transform the community through arts,” said Zhowake.
Tendai Mazwi, the Ministry of Youths, Sports, Arts, and Recreation Shurugwi representative said the success of the book launch was an inspiration to other budding artists in the District.
“The success of Kelvin’s book launch was a testimony that the Shurugwi community is ready to support youths whose energy is directed towards nurturing and developing their talent and skills,” said Mazwi
Dozens of Shurugwi artists, Arts practitioners, and the corporate community converged at the beautiful Nichrut lodge to witness the launch of Kelvin’s first novel titled ‘Mhiripiri Chillies’. 55 copies were sold at varying prices. Through the generous hands of some Shurugwi business people, the invited guests were treated to an unforgettable afternoon of delicious food, pomp, and funfair.