THE much awaited English version of Flashback Identity, a book that carries history of Zimbabwean arts and culture in now available both online and in hard copy.
Officially launched this weekend coinciding with the author ManLuckerz Makandire Luckson Chezhira Chikutu’s birthday celebrations, the book has been released to the market via www.vulkanmedia.se/butik/flashback-identity/ while the physical copy is available in various bookshops.
ManLuckerz said: “This has been a big birthday present both to me and to you. I urge you to support so that we can have young people who can keep on the good work,” he said.
“Flashback Identity” narrates ManLuckerz’s life history while encompassing tales of some of the greatest musicians to come from Zimbabwe he met during his career, among them the late Dr Oliver Mtukudzi, the Bhundu Boys, the late Andy Brown, Dr Thomas Mapfumo and the late Leonard Dembo, among others.
It also describes the music business and how music and dance have influenced humanity through the ages.
Explaining the book title said he is encouraging Zimbabweans to document their history.
“As Zimbabweans we should learn to document our family history going back to our ancestors who lived in the era of Mbuya Nehanda, Chaminuka, and Hebert Chitepo; documenting our ways of life and culture,” said ManLuckerz.
“This is part of why I wrote the book, so that our cultural values may live on, well protected and kept in text.”
Locally, the book will be launched sometime in December.