Sad times for writ­ers:

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Beaven Ta­pureta Book­shelf

LAST month has dark mem­o­ries of death mainly caused by road ac­ci­dents, crime, and in­fer­nos.

In the writ­ing com­mu­nity, a sad mo­ment that still haunts it is the pass­ing of an emerg­ing writer, Pru­dence Aida Madzadzavara, who had just launched her de­but mo­ti­va­tional book ti­tled “Be­com­ing The Best Ver­sion of You” (2018, Me­dia Es­sen­tials).

The ef­fort the late au­thor made to make sure the book lands in the Book­shelf re­vealed a woman on a mis­sion to change mil­lions of lives via her word on pa­per. Al­though she failed to make it on the day she was sup­posed to give me a copy of her book, she sent some­one.

And how deeply mor­bid Book- shelf ’s writ­ing stu­dio turned when a few weeks later news of Madzadzavara’s death spread all over.

Sit­ting there be­hind my book— lit­tered desk, look­ing at the fresh book whose au­thor is no more was just un­bear­able. The taxi-driv­ing mur­der­ers had taken her life in the evening on her way from work, so the re­ports said.

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