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Tsitsi Tsopotsa produces book trailer to market latest book

01/04/2017 00:00:00
by Christopher Mahove

TSITSI Tsopotsa, a renowned writer and publisher, has become the first Zimbabwean to publish a Book Trailer, the newest range in the publishing industry which uses movie narration to tell a story.

A member of her publicity team, Mbizo Chirasha, said the book trailer was meant to market her new book, The Zebra Crossings.

“It is a video that she did to possibly be able to market her book to the global market and also make the story understandable to the reader,” Chirasha said.

He said the video would help market the book to global markets.

“It’s a digital innovative way of sharing literary arts work which can easily turn a writer into a creative/literary arts Entrepreneur,” Chirasha said of the book trailer.

He said Tsopotsa had become a force to reckon in the literary arts industry and an inspiration to many at home and abroad.

“She dives into romance, fable like stories then dives back into comedy and satire. Her most popular stories include the Diary of the USAH and The Zebra Crossings. These are all Zimbabwean stories though they may differ in time setting and even place setting,” he said.

Chirasha said Tsopotsa was now a global writer/storyteller who told the Zimbabwean story in the global arena, adding she had proved that she was a creative force by winning a prestigious award late 2016 with Black African Women Rock (BAWR), for her story Diary of the USAH.

Tsitsi Tsopotsa

BAWR is a not for profit organisation that seeks to empower women globally and encourage them to pursue their dreams no matter the circumstances.

“The mesmerizing author has been featured in several blogs; sites and airwaves. Her profiles have been published in various websites and newspapers. The Writer, Social Entrepreneur, Cultural Activist and Creative Artist enjoys   both African and International recognition. Her endeavors can be tapped by the growing generations of Young writers,” Chirasha said of Tsopotsa.

“She is following up the footsteps of FEMRITE, WRITIVISM, STORYMOJA and other organisations through her strong, creative and artistic voluntary mentor ship organisation, Setseno, which is also a publishing organisation. 


The Zebra Crossings is set in the 1970s, somewhere in the rural areas of Rhodesia where a young man and woman fall in love.

“An unremarkable occurrence one might think- except Rob Du Toit is of affluent stock, and Rudo derives from a struggling family. They are living in a country in transition, but that fact does little to help their cause.

“Their path to happiness is a minefield of hurdles and prejudices that only intensify as time progresses. This is a tender story written with heartfelt feeling, a book that you will want to read from beginning to end,” Chirasha reckons.

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