Briefly How Muzvare Betty Makoni assisted me-By Fikelephi Jackson
I met Muzvare at an event organised by Women for Africa, I will never forget our first meeting, before she even spoke on that day, I knew nothing about her. We clicked from the word go.
Then I heard her speak, I could not believe my ears as she spoke of her mother Mrs Rudo Fiona Nenguwo, who died as a result of Domestic violence, in front of her beloved daughter Muzvare who then became a mother to her siblings. I thought to myself her mother is like me, only difference is that I survived. I knew then that I had to speak to Muzvare about my book,, which then was still a script, I wanted to give her a hug as her speech moved me.
Yes, we exchanged numbers, I invited Betty to attend my Against All Odds Team, by then, my team felt that we were not going to meet our deadline with the publishers demands and book launch.
My heart was sinking as felt like a pregnant woman about to give birth and mid-wives telling me not to push, I could feel my waters breaking, it was time to give birth to Against All Odds…I Survived, nobody was listening. A miracle happened when Muzvare turned up towards the end of my team meeting, she met with everyone as they left with conclusion that Against All Odds was to be put on hold and a Mini book was to be launched instead.
Muzvare Betty Makoni, listened to me, I had tears in my eyes, she told me that I was like her mother. I was moved, and thankful at the same time that at last someone was hearing my cry. From then on Muzvare helped me, she became my Editor, my advisor, my mentor and my shoulder to cry on, she assisted in bringing out the right language I was to use. Infact the first 20 pages were thoroughly dealt by Muzvare. She went on to give me names of Publishers who could help me. The rest is history, as we are doing our book tour ‘Against All Odds is transforming lives as we speak we are preparing for our trip to Malawi watch this space. Muzvare Betty Makoni will always be a part of Against All Odds…I Survived and a part of us as a family (the Jacksons)
Muzvare you are a gift to the world. I recommend her at any time to any nation, person, leader, king, queen, boy or girl.
We love and appreciate you