LITERARY artist Njabulo Moyo is set to launch his second anthology titled Sketches of My Soul, at the end of this month.
In an interview with Southern Eye Lifestyle, Moyo said his second anthology was published in London by a company called Birmingham Lion Heart.
The anthology comprises 50 poems that address various issues occurring on the ground in contemporary Africa.
His anthology touches on love, marriage, motivation and hope as a way in which Africans can reconnect to their past and then connect it with what is happening in the contemporary society.
Delta Milayo Ndou, a Zimbabwean journalist, and Cunning Perking, a literary writer based in South Africa, edited Moyo’s second offering.
Moyo said he worked with various students, among them Keith Mpata, an Upper 6 student at a local high school.
He added that it was his wish that his anthology be selected in the country’s curriculum so as to enable him to grow as a writer.
Moyo, however, bemoaned the literary sector in the country, saying that it had not been empowering young writers since publishers are no longer running competitions like they used to do in the past.
“I believe that our industry is not doing enough to develop up and coming writers. In the past publishers used to run short story competitions and they would fund budding literary artists.
Now it is not the case any more and as a result the number of publishing artists is dwindling day by day,” he said. Moyo published his first anthology African Sketches in 2009. His second anthology is the continuation of his first.