The Team Reviews “Venus” by Jimmy Kayika

Zambian ARTS Publications is thrilled to share a recap of what transpired at the February 2024 book review program in Lusaka. The event was held at our usual spot at Meraki Café in Rhodes Park and featured seven readers, including the program host, Anna Zgambo. It is our culture to analyze and review locally written …

The COPPA Book Awards Initiative

What Is The COPPA Book Awards Initiative? The COPPA BOOK Awards initiative is an annual program dedicated to celebrating and honouring Zambian writers across various genres, including fiction, entrepreneurship and business, health, and more. Beyond recognizing literary achievements, it serves as a platform for fostering meaningful conversations between authors and readers and addressing critical issues …

Defining Successful Writing in Zambia

By Ingrid Nayame. Writing can be defined variously by different cultures, but good writing is universally understood. So what counts as successful writing in Zambia? Is it fame and wealth that decide if a writer is great? Or is it communicating people’s deepest experiences—their spirits, struggles, and pain? In Zambia, excellent writing may not use …

A Step Into “The Ancestral Codex”

“The Ancestral Codex” by the accomplished Zambian author, Mr. Soyapi Mapulanga, stands as a testament to his diverse professional journey, from a human capital executive in Panama to his roots in Lusaka, Zambia. Fueled by a profound passion for history and a commitment to preserving African knowledge, Mapulanga’s writings are captivating and dedicated to celebrating …

What You Need To Know Before Publishing Your First Book

Embarking on the journey of book publishing is an exciting and rewarding endeavour, but it requires careful consideration and preparation. Before you dive into the vast world of publishing, there are essential aspects to understand and decisions to make. In this blog, we’ll explore key factors to keep in mind as you prepare to unleash …

Zambian Nurse & UNZA Student Writes A Book

Margaret Kapansa Lesa, or Sister Margaret, is a dedicated Zambian Registered Theatre Nurse and student at The University of Zambia pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her strong Christian faith is evident as an active song leader at Winners Chapel Church International in Kitwe. With leadership roles in health, Margaret served as Sister in …

The Importance of Book Cover Design: More Than Just a First Impression

By Sydney Matakala Kasanda The age-old adage must be put to rest, as reality is that we frequently judge books by their covers. In the fiercely competitive world of publishing, a well-designed book cover plays a pivotal role in capturing the reader’s attention and enticing them to pick up the book. It serves as a …

Up in Smoke: The Detrimental Effects of Smoking on Your Health

Smoking, once glamorized as a symbol of sophistication, has now been unequivocally linked to a myriad of health issues. From respiratory problems to cardiovascular diseases, the negative impacts of smoking are pervasive and far-reaching. This article delves into the detrimental effects of smoking on various aspects of your health. Respiratory System: Smoking is a major …

Facing Your Own Fears

Written by Doreen Mwenda. They say fear hinders people from achieving their full potential, lowering self-esteem and causing a loss of confidence. This memory resonates with the fear I felt when Mr. Jimmy Kayika messaged me on a Sunday (19th June), asking me to represent Zambian Arts Publications at Annie Nyendwa’s book launch scheduled for …

Nurturing Your Craft: A Guide to Authorial Growth

By Zambian ARTS Publications. Becoming a successful author is not just about writing a book; it’s a journey of continuous growth and refinement of your craft. Whether you’re a budding writer or a seasoned author, here are some valuable insights on how you can foster personal and professional development to thrive in the ever-evolving world …