NEW YEAR – MAKE READING YOUR LIFESTYLE

  I have come across a lot of New Year’s resolutions – impressive. I mean many people have really raised the bar very high, year in – year out. That is okay. It is important to have expectations and to set goals; if you can work hard to achieving all that has been planned. However, it is sad to notice that something very important usually misses out on most Zambian New Year resolutions-reading! Of course, some people will say that if their resolution is to go to college or university,…

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CULTURE, SYMBOLS, TRADITIONS, RELIGION IN CREATIVE WRITING

TOWARD A ZAMBIAN GENRE: On developing the literary arts with a focus on creative writing   One of the things that makes West African writing outstanding is the usage of their cultural values and symbols. In fact, beyond Africa, the inclusion of cultural values, traditional symbols and religion have made great movies. A lot of powerful themes have been developed around what people believe in; from popular books like, ‘Things Fall Apart’, ‘River Between’ to myths and legends in ‘Lord of the Rings’ or the Harry Porter series. Therefore, what…

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TOWARD A ZAMBIAN GENRE-On developing the literary arts in Zambia, with a focus on creative writing!

TOWARD A ZAMBIAN GENRE-On developing the literary arts, with a focus on creative writing AUDIENCE SATISFACTION Although it is said that you cannot please everybody, a creative writer has the almost impossible task of ‘pleasing’ would be readers. It is necessary to ask what the target audience is. Answering this question alone requires that the writer pays attention to the finer requirements of writing so that, even though we cannot please everybody, your writing will not only be rated highly but will provide the entertainment too. Every reader has their own preferred reading list; some readers fall in love with the writer- the…

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