Henry M. Musenge depicts subtleties of corruption in his new novel

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‘Flames of Gondola’ follows dishonest actives run in Zambian retail store

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A thought-provoking story that reflects a bigger picture – a picture of the corruption and questionable morality that continue to plague society

In his compelling new novel, “Flames of Gondola” (published by Xlibris UK), author Henry M. Musenge depicts the detrimental gravity of corruption, immorality, dishonesty and betrayal and how its weight severely afflicts society.

Taking place in Zambia shortly after the country’s independence, readers follow the bustle of an Indian-owned retail store in Kamwala. Rao, the owner of the business and architect of fraudulent activities, is shrewd beyond reason and does whatever he can to make money at all costs. The store’s day-to-day routine is disrupted by the arrival of Chikange, a Zambian employee who is as deceitfully manipulative as he is clever. Chikange is used as a front in a fake Zambianization scheme and initially plays as a stooge to win support from boss Rao; he later rises rapidly through its ranks. With sly dishonesty, he finally and unwittingly outmaneuvers the boss to claim major ownership of the company. This is a thought-provoking story that reflects a bigger picture – a picture of the corruption and questionable morality that continue to plague society.

Fast-paced, captivating and often times humorous, “Flames of Gondola” is bound to keep the reader absorbed as it portrays immoral dealings in the country.

“Flames of Gondola”
By Henry M. Musenge
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 308 pages | ISBN 9781493194520
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 308 pages | ISBN 9781493194537
E-Book | 308 pages | ISBN 9781493194544
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Henry M’ule Musenge is currently Dean of the School of Education at the Zambian Open University. He holds a BSc degree (Human Biology) from the University of Zambia and MSc (Applied Microbiology) and PhD degrees from Strathclyde University (UK). He is married to Rosemary C. Musenge and together have four children; Mukonde, Kasali, Chikumbi and Tekela. Dr. Musenge has vast experience in teaching and research. He has worked in senior positions, including that of CEO, in research, and science and technology organisations. He is also the chairperson of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) of Zambia.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibrispublishing.co.uk or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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