Interview with Jurgen Namupira

Published 2018-04-04.
Describe your desk
my desk is a very simple area to come across. there is a computer, pen, pencil and draft manuscript
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town called Chegutu in Zimbabwe. Here I interacted with quite a number of people, older and younger to me. Amongst these people there are some who enjoyed the way I manipulated words and fused them together to create certain statements. These people encouraged me to continue playing with words until I found myself writing, sometimes even out of loneliness.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in 2014 during my Advanced level in high school
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I believe there are messages that need to be disseminated all over the world and writing is one of the best ways to reach a greater range of audience. However, sometimes you need to be independent to speak and spread your word everywhere you feel necessary. Hence, I chose the indie author path
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
expressing your thoughts without any limits.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my motivation. Without them then i have no purpose to write.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a story titled "Young Hero" which stares a young girl who picks an abandoned baby on her way to school.
Who are your favorite authors?
Alexander Kanengoni, Dambudzo Marechera, Chiniua Achebe
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Desire for success; that's my number one reason to abandon the comfort of sleep
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I go out to the beach, appreciate nature as it is. Sometimes I go for a jog and also read widely
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Books by This Author

Art Plus Hope: Poetry
Price: Free! Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Urban, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
Art Plus Hope is a collection of poems by various poets brought together to create awareness and spread the poetic voice.
Love & Deceit
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(5.00 from 1 review)
A story of lovers fighting when all facts are not collected. Chipo is served a half baked story by Tambu who is popularly known for spreading rumors. Chipo goes on tho break up with Jack, her boyfriend, but the tables later on turn around when the truth is known that the lady claimed to be Jack's secret lover by Tambu is only his cousin from out of town. Chipo is left lonely with a broken heart.
Art Plus Hope
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Art Plus Hope is a combined voice of rising artists showcasing their talent through words. Literature is one way to best describe and communicate with those around and far also. Hence, this move to serve the world a combined voice.