Debut Science Fiction Author From Malawi is Recognized as a Finalist in International Book Contest

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Debut Science Fiction Author From Malawi is Recognized as a Finalist in International Book Contest

June 17
15:32 2022
Debut Science Fiction Author From Malawi is Recognized as a Finalist in International Book Contest
CITRUS by Tabitha Kumwembe is recognized as a top 2022 book award finalist in a competition that celebrates excellence in books all around the world.

CITRUS by Tabitha Kumwembe is a visionary science fiction romance that follows a strong female warrior who is grappling with loss and new love in her fight for peace and justice. CITRUS was named a Finalist in the Science Fiction category of the 2022 Book Excellence Awards. The international book award competition recognizes books for excellence in writing, design and overall market appeal. The competition celebrates both independent and traditionally published authors in over 100 countries around the world.

It has been a dream of mine to get my work, CITRUS, out there in the world. I am truly honored to receive this award…as a stepping stone toward my goal of becoming a worldwide critically acclaimed author,” says Tabitha Kumwembe. One of Malawi’s most promising up and coming authors, Kumwembe’s talent is expounded by her writing goals. “I enjoy crafting stories that are not only used for entertainment purposes but can also be utilized to inspire positive change around the world. I want readers to feel empowered after reading my novel and realize they can do whatever they set out to achieve just like the characters in my novel.

Kumwembe brings a new universe to life with CITRUS. When the protagonist, Alexis, loses both her parents and country in a radical future society, she rises to become the leader of one of the strongest military units in the Galaxy. However, her morals are tested when her newest recruit turns out to be from the enemy sect that destroyed her home and family. Alexis is overcome with a thirst for vengeance, however, she soon realizes that the line between love and hate is very thin. “In CITRUS, I have explored several themes which include women empowerment and co-existence. When we learn to co-exist with one another, we become better placed to generate kindness and compassion towards one another. By understanding that others are as deserving of compassion as we are, we can then recognize that people deserve our respect and appreciation as much as we expect theirs,” says Kumwembe. A worthy addition to the sci-fi genre, readers will learn to embrace each other’s differences and to be unafraid in embracing leadership roles that will create a better future.

CITRUS has received positive reviews from some of the most well-renowned literary organizations, authors, and reviewers around the world. Publisher Weekly’s Booklife wrote, “A strong female lead, along with a diverse cast of interesting characters and an action-packed story, make this a worthy inheritor of the movie Black Panther.”

CITRUS is available for sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Kobo, and other online bookstores. Fans of action, adventure and sci-fi are encouraged to purchase their copy today.

About the Author

Tabitha Kumwembe is the award-winning author of CITRUS, a high-octane science fiction romance set in a futuristic, military setting. As a young woman from the warm heart of Malawi, Africa, Tabitha discovered her passion for writing when she was only fourteen years old. She is an expert at crafting compelling action-adventure stories with a romantic twist. Her aim is to empower readers with books that usually contain strong female leads. CITRUS is the first of many novels she hopes to share.

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