We are inviting you to participate in Hakula Matata Ambassador, an anthology for by young Zimbabweans throughout the world. Read the summary below so that you understand the background behind the anthology for teens (13-19).


What is an Anthology

 An anthology is a collection of poems, songs or stories grouped together either by the writer or an editor or compiler.

Economic migration has had a negative impact on our community leading to a devastating fragmentation of homes and families . Whilst parents can share the benefits of growing up surrounded by family members and living in close knit communities, teens in the diaspora cannot relate. However, having a platform to talk about their challenges, hopes and dreams can be a good starting point in realizing their identity.
Teens in the diaspora struggle to understand their roots and culture and are caught between two completely different worlds which is a source of conflict between them and their parents or guardians.

On the other hand, there are teenagers who were separated from their parents as a result of Economic migration and were left back in Zimbabwe. Though they have a solid understanding of their roots and culture, they were not spared from the devastating effects of Economic migration. They were forced into maturity because the absence of their parents in most cases meant children had to look after other children. This caused resentment towards parents as some of the children felt that their parents were not trying hard enough to be reunited with them. The strict immigration rules further complicated things by making it difficult for parents to travel frequently to visit their children or bring them over to join them in the diaspora.

Economic migration also saw led to a lot of divorces and per usual the people affected most by the breakdown of marriages are the children. The divorces then forced children to be brought up by extended family or step parents which is without its own challenges.  The challenges faced by these children affected them psychologically and, in most cases, stopped them from performing to their full potential academically. Some of them sadly got themselves involved in lawlessness i.e., prostitution, crime and drugs for comfort. Some unfortunately went on to commit suicide.

Some of the children against all odds survived the storm and lived to tell the story. The resilience they showed in facing and dealing with these challenges is what this book aims to portray.  We hope that by sharing their stories, these resilient youths will be a source of inspiration and strength to other children who find themselves in the same predicament or have already gone through the same but are finding it difficult to cope and carry on. In most cases parents are oblivious to the harsh truth of the challenges their children will be facing. The children's stories can be used as a learning tool for parents to have a better understanding of how much of a negative impact Economic migration has had on their children . We hope the enlightenment will then help parents to minimize the pressure and challenges Economic migration has imposed on children.

Children who never left Zimbabwe, can also share their stories of how they feel about where they come from and the dynamics of their situation.

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Invitation to Co-Authors

We are inviting budding and established authors alike to join this project and help make it a success. The success will always be defined by the potential impact that this will have on people out there, some that we might never know about. However, experiences have shown that at least one person will reach out to share how your story would have touched them. This has always been humbling!
There are also the financial benefits to authors that cannot be underplayed.
Writing in this anthology provides one with a life-time ownership to the book. Those who have written with us before, know that selling the books is one of the easiest things to do – they sell themselves. More information will be available to those who come on-board.
For those aspiring to be professional authors; the coaching, the book, and its publicity, will certainly make an impressive curriculum vitae. Additionally, a “Best Seller” status goes a long way when launching personal works in the future.

There's a Waiting List!

As this offer is on a first-come-first-served basis, it is incumbent that potential co-authors make a commitment before spots are taken.

Coauthors Responsibilities

Writing a 2000- 2500-word chapter based on any one of the 3 themes listed above.
Choosing a specific title for the individual co-author’s chapter
Paying the required subscription fee required to cover editing, printing, marketing, etc.

Payment Plan

We offer flexible payment options for co-authors. 

FLEXI

3x Monthly Payment
Total billed at $750
$250
monthly
SELECT PLAN

SUPER

2x Monthly Payment
Total billed at $700
$350
monthly
SELECT PLAN

BETA

Once-off Payment
Full Payment at $650
$650
monthly
SELECT PLAN

BENEFITS

​​We promise to give you, personal support to make this process enjoyable.
Opens more career opportunities
Writing heals and reduces stress
It opens new networking opportunities
Boosts confidence and self-esteem
Increase your credibility
Increase recognition
Puts you on platforms you never had access to before
Opportunity for professional growth, including compiling your own book.
Adds presence and value
Gives you a title and is great for your resume
Places your name next to experts
A great way to create another avenue of residual income
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