AUTHOR: Maliya Mzyece Sililo
Title: Picking Up the Pieces
Publisher: SOTRANE Publishers
LUSAKA – Oral tradition storyteller stylist and 2019 Ngoma Awards winner for Most Outstanding Creative Writer in the female category Maliya Mzyece Sililo’s 2003 debut novel, Picking Up the Pieces, recently revised to this second edition which is spiced into a superb piece of literary art.
This is a hearty story of HIV/AIDS at its most challenging era (90s to 2000s) that affected many families in
Zambia and beyond as it obliterated lives. It is brilliantly told in simple and straightforward language, exhibiting a
craft of rare talent that the author is.
HIV/AIDS is still here with us, in our families, country and globally stoically so. But it can be mitigated a lot better
now. With interventions available and the advancements in the medical research field in the quest for a cure, it can indeed afford a laissez-faire approach.
Emotive, and with own literary hook, the narrative shows the reader how this pandemic ravaged society, killing and
burying the country’s productive and expensively trained human resource. CLICK TO READ MORE