The Book

jacket1.jpgIn this unconventional anthology, singer and song-writer, Moonga Mkandawire uses the lyrics of 32 songs to recount his decision to follow his dream of combining his musical and mathematical talents, defying a predictable career path.

Taking the reader through his journey of self-discovery from his early-twenties, Moonga poetically details the struggles of a young person coming to grips with the responsibilities of adulthood and the conflict of having multiple talents and interests. He also shows how the decisions made in your late teens and early twenties  shape the rest of your life. Often explaining the metaphors and double meanings in his lyrics, Moonga also invites the reader to start writing as a way of life and a way of dealing with emotions that may be difficult to express verbally.

The anthology is presented in three acts based on the three general methods Moonga uses when writing songs: Act 1: A song comes to his mind complete or already formed; Act 2: A song is written as a response to an outside stimulus that makes an impression; Act 3: A song is written to say something or deal with a specific issue.

Accompanied by honest anecdotes which detail moments of joy, despair, loss and triumph, Where to Now? leads you to the realisation that courage and wisdom are the sole determinants of your success and will inspire you to set out on your own voyage to rediscover your talents, to redefine your existence and to build the resilience to live your life fully.


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