Entertainment - Featured - November 10, 2020

Veteran author sails above copyright wars

ZIMBABWE’S prolific novelist, playwright, and actor Aaron Chiundura Moyo have added another book to his collection despite the copyrights wars he had with his publishers over the years.

Of late there has been a rift between Moyo and his publishers concerning his work and copyrights.

In an interview with Business Mail, Moyo said, “Some of my publishers took advantage of the fact that I do not have money to engage a good lawyer. It is sad to note that three of my books were put on the market without my consent and I did not receive any money from the profits.”

“However, I am happy because I have reached a mutual agreement with Longman Zimbabwe and there was no need for us to go to court to resolve our differences. They gave me full copyrights of my novels, Ziva kwawakabva, and Wandibaya panyama nhete,” Moyo said.

His latest offering is an ancient play called ‘Chabvondoka’ which was supposed to be released in 2017 but was postponed to this year.

Moyo said: “My publisher and I decided to withhold Chabvondoka from the market because there were a few facts that needed to be corrected.”

However, his other works with a prehistoric theme include a television drama series, Tiri Parwendo and Chinaku chinobva muzevezeve.

 

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