Tatenda Taibu - cricketer and book launch

Ex-Zimbabwe international cricketer Tatenda Taibu will be in Nantwich on Friday June 28 to talk about his autobiography, writes Jonathan White.

The youngest-ever Test captain (pictured) will be signing copies of his book “Keeper of Faith – Cricket, Conflict and God in Zimbabwe’s Age of Extremes”.

The book is a fascinating insight into his uncompromising upbringing in the township of Highfield, Harare, to becoming the youngest Test skipper in history.

He was also the first black player to captain Zimbabwe in the sport, before quitting the game at the age of 29 to pursue his faith.

In this revealing tome, Taibu lifts the lid on the challenges of representing Zimbabwe in the era of Robert Mugabe, and details how constant controversy and conflict ultimately restrict meaningful progress.

The event has been organised by Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge, and the venue will be decided nearer the time.

Tatenda Taibu in action as a wicketkeeper (1)

Tatenda Taibu in action

Steve Lawson, Nantwich Book Shop & Coffee Lounge, said: “We are really excited about Tatenda coming to Nantwich to share his story.

“As with other sports stars we have hosted in the past we hope to have a bumper crowd on June 28 for Tatenda.”

Tickets = £15 per person which includes a copy of the book. Tickets can be purchased from Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge, 46 High Street.

Meanwhile, on Friday June 7 prolific author and Australian resident but local lass Janice Madden returns with her latest work, “The Flower Collection”.

Her stories encapsulate our essential contact with a nature under threat from the march of progress.

Tickets are £7.50 per person which includes snacks and a £2.50 discount upon book purchase. Cash bar. Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

On Friday June 14, local author Karen Kelly launches her debut novel “Lillian White’s Journey”.

On the morning of her wedding Lillian White awakes with a hangover from hell, a naked stranger and no recollection of the previous night.

As her eyes become focused the panic sets in as the once intimate, romantic Bridal Suite resembles the aftermath of a wild, drunken party.

Unread messages flood her inbox from her soon husband-to-be but with only hours to spare, can she still go through with the wedding?

Tickets are £7.50 per person which includes snacks and a £2.50 discount upon book purchase. Cash bar. Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

For further information contact Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge via phone 01270 611665, email [email protected] or search Nantwich Bookshop on Facebook.

Tatenda Taibu autobiography Keeper of Faith - cover 2 (1)

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