Popular Mbira sensation Hope Masike has published her first poetry book titled Ask Me Again, The Herald reports. Speaking to the publication about her book, Hope said writing Ask Me Again was a therapeutic experience:
In 2018 I hit a hard wall. I broke off my engagement with my very hard-working management partner. With the breakup, gigs withered and I also got sick.
All this added to the fact that I had long since finished my third album but was getting tired of knocking on record label doors with no success. I was physically and emotionally tired while my finances were strained.
Because I stayed in, I ended up having ample time to do stuff I had been neglecting. I started reading a lot and through the reading, a long lost jewel emerged, poetry.
I started writing in October 2018, then a few weeks later the idea to make a book came. I approached renowned poet, Memory Chirere, and he agreed to work with me
Hope will launch her book on 7 February at Gallery Delta.
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