Paul Pindani in Chinhoyi
FEMINIST Tanyaradzwa Guta has co-authored a memoir with her colleague, Tenda Dara, based on heartbreak.
Titled “Rudo I Fell In Love With The Wrong Person”, the memoir is meant to be a painkiller to those nursing heartbreaks.
“As human beings, we are all wired to experience incredible love and affection,” said Guta.
“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
“When it comes to the ecstasy of true love, that reaction is a gut-wrenching pain, a deep void of sadness, utter lethargy, and feelings of seemingly eternal loneliness.”
She also shared how a broken heart can be mended.
“How you find comfort when all you feel is pain is very important.
“You should note that you are not the only one who has felt this way.
“Plenty of smart, successful and famous people have been in the same position, but they obtained useful wisdom out of it.”
According to the synopsis, the memoir is about Rudo, a 25-year-old girl from Manicaland.
Her parents divorced when she was only four and she was raised by a single mother.
Growing up, her mother always told her not to have a boyfriend until she completed her university studies.
Like most mothers, she feared that Rudo would get pregnant before completing her studies.
Rudo’s mother is a vendor who is well known in Chikanga.
At 17, Rudo meets Nhamo, a tall, charming, and handsome guy.
Ignoring her mother’s advice, she fell in love with him.
Things went well in the first year but tables turned when Nhamo started having many girlfriends.
She almost failed her Ordinary Level examinations because of Nhamo.
Her friend Chipo encouraged her to forget about him and focus on studying.
Guta is a passionate feminist with an accounting qualification.
She holds a Diploma in Mental Health, Human Rights and Recovery from the United Nations World Health Organisation.
She is the Founder and CEO of The Tanyaradzwa Initiative, an organisation that focuses on women’s empowerment through skills training and providing access to opportunities for all.