Dishonesty, Corruption Exposed by ‘Flames of Gondola’

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Henry M. Musenge’s communicative new novel tackles evils of corruption, fraud and questionable morality.

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Inspired by his country’s current economic and social plight, author Henry M. Musenge bravely speaks to compensate for the lack of comment from academicians on corruption and dishonesty in the country. His newest novel, “Flames of Gondola” (published by Xlibris UK), exposes the ill effects of corruption, immorality, dishonesty and betrayal in business and the roles they play in the erosion of the country’s morale and economy.

Life at Gondola, an Indian owned retail store in Kamwala, is disrupted by the arrival of Chikange, a new Zambian employee, who quickly establishes himself as a favourite of its Chief Executive Officer, Rao, rising rapidly through its ranks. When the economy stutters, suspicions turn on foreign businesses. Do they unfairly exploit the country’s economy and illegally divert huge earnings abroad? Are the happenings at Gondola a reflection of a bigger picture?

“The book is the first of its kind in the country—could be the case in many other countries in Southern Africa,” Musenge says, “It has come at the right time, when statements from one of the owners of a big mining firms has revealed cheating on profits and taxes by his firm; more or less confirming the theme of the book.”

Although presented through a fictional novel, this story touches on more realistic problems faced by the author’s country. A voice for the academicians of his country, Musenge’s “Flames of Gondola” seeks to remind leaders of the country that “corruption exists and that it does not pay and needs to be checked by the authorities.”

“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. Musenge is currently the dean of the School of Education at the Zambian Open University. He holds a BSc degree (Human Biology) from the University of Zambia, an MSc (Applied Microbiology) and PhD degrees from Strathclyde University, UK. He is married to Rosemary C. Musenge and together they 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 author of “Changing Shadows,” a book depicting cultural transformation.

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 or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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