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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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BHAsks- Edwina Mazunda

This week on Butali Reads we had a chat with Edwina Mazunda. A driven, passionate and people loving 28-year-old lady whose goal in life, besides being the best in everything she chooses to do, is to have strangers say “I wish I’d met her,” when she dies.   What is the...

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BHAsks- Lwanga C. Bwalya

This week on Butali House Asks, we had a chat with Lwanga Chisensela Bwalya who worked for Royal Livingstone before venturing out on an entrepreneurial journey. He founded LCB Moguls,a company whose goal is to make real estate investment accessible to people from all...

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BHAsks- Chomba Bizzo Chileshe

BHAsks: Zambia Reads, is a weekly series that will allow you to become acquainted with everyday Zambians through their lives as readers.   We spoke to Chomba Bizzo Chileshe, who is a social entrepreneur and a corporate financial analyst, also aspiring to be a Nike...

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Are Zambian Books Too Expensive?

When you walk into most bookshops in Lusaka, you will find that they are divided into various categories. The stationery will be in one section, academic books in another; novels have their own place and Zambian books (books written by Zambians or about Zambia) have...

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