Find out all the tea about Belinda this Wednesday at Radical Book.
The Belinda book by DJ and author Rosalia David was officially pre-launched at SMEs Compete office last week Friday in the presence of prominent business people. The guest speaker was the Development Finance Specialist and the Managing Director of Business Financial Solutions (BFS), Kauna Ndilula.
Speaking at the launch, Ndilula congratulated author Rosalia David saying that she indeed deserves to be recognized as the voice of Namibian teenagers.
“This is a brave move and not everyone is comfortable speaking out about their life experience and you have just broken the ice. Hopefully, after your book, more and more teenagers will come out on the open and speak out on things such as teenage pregnancies, Gender-Based Violence, and many others,” she said.
Director of SMEs compete Danny Meyer who is the main sponsor of the Book also applauded David on her newly launched book.
“We saw the need to invest in an initiative that is able to change lives and have a positive impact on society. The Belinda book talks about the day to day challenges an orphan, girl child or a teenager goes through. We believe the Belinda book is able to touch lives in so many different ways,” He said.
With everyone talking about the book, it is surely a novel to have.
David who is a former journalist at Windhoek Observer, The Villager Newspaper and Prime Focus Magazine showed gratitude at the launch pointing out the book took her up to five years to complete.
“It took me a while to get the book out because I didn’t have the funds to pay for its production cost but I was lucky enough to have knocked at doors such as SMEs compete and they opened. I am someone who believes in giving it a shot. I decided to send out proposals and SMEs compete responded immediately calling me in for a meeting,” she explained.
She further expressed her enthusiasm saying that SME’s compete changed her life as she knows has her own registered publishing company named New Generation Publishers with a mandate of assisting budding authors in Namibia.
This coming Wednesday David will be having a book discussion at Radical book shop and everyone is invited. Entrance is free, a chance to throw all those crunching questions to the author.