Kwapi Vengesayi has vehemently insisted, on many occasions, “I am not an author, I just write stuff.” Such a humble and down to earth comment to make for someone who has penned three Amazon bestsellers: Hashtags: The Dumbest, Smartest, Funniest, Deepest Things I’ve Ever (and never) Said About Love, Politics, and Everything in Between (2013), Love is Work: Hashtags About Love, Life and Everything in Between (2014) and Men Cheat More, Women Cheat Better: Stories and Conversations About Love, Life and Everything in Between (2017)
He is a skilled and gifted writer who keeps the reader engaged through his captivating musings, motivating stories and thought-provoking conversations about eternal topics such as love, relationships, and social issues. Personal experiences lay the foundation of his rants about romance and relationships and are informed by keen observations: a few heartbreaks and bizarre encounters with love make for some interesting confessions and revelations. Whereas his working experience of over ten years with universities, cultural groups and other organizations and individuals on projects and initiatives focused on diversity, identity and inclusion support his social commentary.
Vengesayi balances the intellect in his readings with his ability to connect with readers and their human experiences on a personal and sometimes, self-deprecating level. Zimbabwean by birth, African oral tradition has left a deep-rooted impression on both his writing and storytelling style. It exhibits and paints a picture of in-depth understanding and appreciation of one of the most important tenets of African oral tradition: every story should have a moral.