Exclusive: Anesuishe Matavire’s ‘Trials and Triumphs’

Exclusive: Anesuishe Matavire’s ‘Trials and Triumphs’

Anesuishe Matavire is a Zimbabwean author based in the nation’s capital, Harare. Matavire is releasing a book titled ‘The Trials and Triumphs of Anesu’.

The busy author was generous enough to lend us a few minutes of his time to discuss the upcoming book. *KM – Kudzai Mhangwa, AM – Anesu Matavire

KM: I’m so pleased to be speaking to you about your literary journey. How did you get started as a writer?

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AM: My journey as a writer began with a deep love for storytelling and a desire to explore the intricacies of human experiences through words. It started informally with journaling and short stories before evolving into a more serious pursuit.

KM: What genres do you often write?

AM: I find solace in the diversity of genres, but I primarily write in fiction, exploring realms of drama, love and occasionally delving into nuanced world of manga/anime realism.

KM: You are releasing a book titled “The Trials and Triumphs of Anesu”, very enduring title. Tell us about this book of yours.

AM: “The Trials and Triumphs of Anesu” is a heartfelt exploration of resilience, self-discovery and the pursuit of one’s true identity. It follows, Anesu, a character navigating through life’s challenges, trials and ultimately, triumphs.

KM: When did you start writing it and how was the journey to finishing it?

AM: The inception of the book dates back to as early as 2012, twelves years ago, and the journey to completion has been a rollercoaster of emotions as it was a stop, start process. It involved late night writing sessions, countless revisions and moments of self-doubt but the overall process has been immensely fulfilling.

KM: How would you describe the journey to getting this book out?

AM: The journey to bringing this book to life was both challenging and rewarding. Crafting Anesu’s story required a delicate balance between authenticity and relatability, making it an arduous yet gratifying experience.

KM: What do you hope readers will take from your book?

AM: I hope readers find inspiration in Anesu’s journey, realizing that challenges are stepping stones to personal growth. Ultimately, I aim to instill a sense of hope and resilience in the hearts of those who embark on this literary adventure.

KM: What are the trials and triumphs of Aneuishe Matavire? What have you faced in your life and have overcome?

AM: Anesu’s trials mirror some of my own life challenges – moments of uncertainty, dealing with love, overcoming heartbreak. All this along with identity struggles, pursing inner strength as I conquered both childhood cancer and epilepsy. Overcoming these hurdles has shaped me as both a person and a writer.

KM: What’s your advice to writers across the world?

AM: To fellow writers, I’d emphasize the importance of perseverance. Writing is a journey filled with highs and lows; embrace the process stay true to your voice and don’t be afraid to rewrite your narrative. It is important to remember that be in your own writing journey or in life, it is not over until it’s over.

KM: Apart from writing what else are you into?

AM: Outside of writing, I’m passionate about photography and exploring the intersection of visual and written story telling. It’s a complementary pursuit that allows me to capture moments and emotions in a different medium. I love tennis and a diehard Manchester United fan, which does raise my blood pressure most days!

KM: Any final words for the readers?

AM: In parting, I invite readers to embark on Anesu’s journey with an open heart. May the trials and triumphs within the pages resonate with your own experiences, leaving you with a renewed sense of hope and understanding. Keep pushing, keep working and never give up!

Matavire’s book is due for release later in the year 2024 under Chances Inc.

Kudzai Mhangwa

Kudzai Mhangwa is a writer, actor and musician. He writes poetry, plays, essays and short stories. His work has been featured on House of Mutapa, Atrebla Magazine, Ka'edi Africa, Poetry Soup and elsewhere.

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