ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“When I was growing up, it was tradition for our mother to gather us and tell us old tales. Some mythical, barely just a figment of imagination, yet others so real that you could actually feel the hair at the back of your head rise as she narrated as her stories were overly scrupulously menacing and endearing at the same time. How she passionately told and the calmness in her voice would coax you to delve almost reflexively. When she told the story of the legend of Mwendanjangula a dangerous mysterious creature who is known to have one half of his body missing, I was so intrigued that I thought everyone should hear this story. “But what’s the best possible way to put it out there?” I quizzed myself? It was at that point that I realized that someday, I’ll have to become a writer.”
His name is Chibimbi Chungu, a Senior Marketing Development Officer at the Ministry of Agriculture in Western Province, an Entrepreneur, a Father, a Husband and an Author. Chibimbi is out rightly passionate about life, he never forgets to be pedantic about whatever he finds himself doing at any point. At his current place of work for instance, he plys his expertise with such zest to a point where he sometimes goes out of his contractual designation just to effect a positive impact in the lives of the people around him. To this cause, he has coordinated the growth of agribusiness in Western Province by helping farmers in various activities such as entrepreneurship training, business plans/proposal creation, agricultural finance, marketing, sales, import and export including input supply. His passion for Agribusiness is not only limited to his official duties, he has personalized it by starting up his own farming business which he says is only in its preliminaries at the time of composition of this profile.
Otherwise, when Chibimbi is not about his agribusiness, he is a husband to a beautiful wife and a father of three. In his free time he likes to watch movies, listen to music and read with his family. He is a dear friend that you can catch watching or playing various sports like football, tennis, and basketball among his peers. He loves to travel to different destinations locally and internationally. In short, Chibimbi Chungu is a human being who is passionate about life and has grown to love to tell stories.
Growing up in the early 80s, Chibimbi was exposed to sophisticated gadgetry but their household was filled with a lot of books that their parents collected. Inevitably, they spent their free time either reading books or listening to their parents’ stories. This early inclination to literature brewed in him a passion to articulate. It is this blend of good listenership, great reading abilities and ultimately a natural flair for literature that groomed him into a writer of a magnificent sort. Their parents told them a lot of stories, but when his mother told them a particular story about how some unfortunate young men who grew up in the rural set up would encounter a mythical deadly creature called Mwendanjangula; it ignited something within him. The passion with which she told, the intrigue in the adventures leading to the encounter and its diversity compelled him to retell. After he grew up, he was already a literature maestro and had enough resources to write and publish the story. He has therefore written a full book titled; MWENDANJANGULA: An Encounter with the Half Man, which is purely fictional, based on the stories told of the Legend of Mwendanjangula. This is the first official publication by the author but the readers should brace themselves for more of such intriguing publications.
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