Story telling is my creative medium for sharing my fascination with the mysterious nature of life, my love and appreciation of my Shona culture and traditions, and my curiosity in the cultures of people I’ve met as I traveled and lived in different parts of the world.
I come from a small village in the rural areas of Buhera District, located in the south-eastern part of Zimbabwe. After obtaining a PhD in Biochemistry from Cambridge University, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at San Francisco and then at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. Then I joined the biotechnology industry as a research scientist in start-up companies and finally moved to medical communication roles focusing on communicating scientific data to the healthcare community.
I recently transitioned from the biotechnology industry to focus my efforts on writing and charitable work. My charitable work includes volunteering for Munhu Inc (www.Munhu.org), a US-registered organization that assists children and villagers in rural areas across Zimbabwe.
My writing and charitable work give me the opportunity to combine my two passions of telling stories and serving others. I love sharing positive and inspiring stories with practical applications, which led to my first novel—Lessons From My Grandmother. This is an inspiring account of a young woman who overcomes the challenges she faces in the modern world and positively transforms her life by following the wisdom passed down to her by her elderly grandmother.
The essence of the story told in Lessons From My Grandmother may seem familiar as most of us have, at one point or another, wondered about our human nature and our purpose on this earth. I’m very grateful each time I meet someone, read something, or witness something that expands my knowledge about my human nature and opens my mind to allow more divine grace to flow through my life and to release the struggles that hold me back. That is why I’m committed to sharing what I know with others, so that perhaps some who hear what I’ve to say can receive similar blessings too.
There is a hero’s journey in the narrator’s story in Lessons From My Grandmother—struggling with negative thinking, overcoming personal barriers, and healing wounds to pave the way for awakening to the true nature of one’s life.
If you would like to hear more about the story behind this book, please go to Martha’s blog.
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