Eppel relies on social media in lockdown – NewsDay Zimbabwe
PROMINENT Bulawayo author and literary critic, John Eppel, has actually turned to social networks to share his writings following the prohibiting of public gatherings after President Emmerson Munangagwa stated a 21-day national lockdown recently to apprehend the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
BY SHARON SIBINDI
The nationwide lockdown, which excused just vital service providers, started on Monday this week.
In response, Eppel chose to pen his youth memories on Facebook as a type of amusing his friends on the social networks platform.
“I’m writing my youth memoirs on Facebook utilizing the time throughout lockdown. I started posting these fragments of my childhood on Facebook when we entered into lockdown because of the coronavirus,” he told NewsDay Life & & Style.
The 72-year-old literary giant said he was not yet sure if he was going to develop the memoirs into a book.
“I am unsure yet if I’ll expand it into a book. This depends upon my decreasing energy levels. I turn 73 this year,” he said.
“My working title on Facebook is Houses of My Childhood, House of My Creativity. I am going to stop at the age of 12: my very first year at high school.”
Eppel said he delighted in recalling those memories, that included both funny and unfortunate minutes.
“I have the assistance of my late mom’s unpublished memoirs, which she composed in the last years of her life. She thought I was an odd little young boy,” he said.Eppel has actually released 20 books including The Giraffe Male, which has been equated into French. He developed a creative writing course for the University of South Africa and published three O-Level and one A-Level literature research study guides. Eppel was granted the Ingrid Jonker Prize
for his first poetry collection, Spoils of War and the MNet reward in 1993 for his book, D G Berry’s the Excellent North Roadway. His second book, Hatchings was chosen for the MNet reward in 1993.
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