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6 Reasons Why You Need to Have a Kindle

The world has been going digital for the past few years and almost every sector has been trying to keep pace. The music industry has platforms where the digital format of songs and albums can be purchased and streamed. These platforms include iTunes, Spotify, Tidal,...

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Kalemba Short Story Prize Announces Longlist

The Kalemba Short Story Prize (KSSP) has announced its longlist. The inaugural short story competition closed on 15 December 2017 and received 317 entries. It was then the task of a well accomplished judging panel which includes Mulenga Kapwepwe, Namwali Serpell,...

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BHAsks-Carol Tiyelesa Phiri

Carol Tiyelesa Phiri will tell you she is "A university student who just happens to be in love with all things literature." But she is also an entrepreneur, brand ambassador, author, blogger and the founder of the Literature Corner: a platform for up and coming...

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BHAsks-Luka Mwango

Luka Mwango is an idealistic realist with a panache for storytelling. He has a hate-love affair with poetry and an insolent obsession for the mastery of words. "I want to change the storytelling landscape in the world by showcasing African and Zambian stories,...

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BHAsk-Niza Lebo Phiri

On Butali Reads this week we chat with Niza Lebo Phiri, a 25-year-old Social Entrepreneur, Poet, Radio presenter (Flava FM) and also a presenter of the programme, The Representative on ZNBC (TV1 and TV3), an avid reader and the founder of Natwishe: a networking group...

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BHAsks-Duncan Sodala

This week on Butali House Reads, we chat with Duncan Sodala. He describes himself as a, not so outgoing, homeboy but he is known to many as a recording artist, businessman, and founder of The Time Machine Zambia, a collectibles company. His new album Dreaming In High...

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Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo’s book Dead Aid was published in 2009. I know that I have taken my sweet time getting to it and I do have an honest reason why I did not read it sooner. It was everywhere and in a way because everyone was talking about it, I felt I knew the book already....

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Royalties and Book Advances

Most people that work in the publishing industry will tell you they have come across a number of people looking for a book deal without an actual book to publish. But sometimes, you meet people who seem to have it all figured out; they have a manuscript they think...

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