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Inspiring Interview with Fikelephi Jackson

Inspiring Blog Interview with Published Author Fikelephi Jackson By Bertha Mukodzani

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As well as entertain and inform, I aim to inspire on my blog and I had the pleasure of interviewing Fikelephi Jackson, author of the book Against All Odds (I Survived) whose work I find inspiring. Fikelephi is my kind of lady- strong, determined, God-fearing and doesn’t let any life’s challenges get in her way and her autobiography Against All Odds (I survived) as well as her life now is testimony of that. I hope her story will will leave you just as inspired as I was.
Thank you Fikelephi for joining me, I’m very honoured to have this opportunity to speak with you.
Thank you for having me on your blog!
Fikelephi could you tell us a bit about your book Against All Odds (I survived).
Against All Odds is based on my true story. An Autobiography. The story carries a message of Hope, Restoration, Forgiveness and Redemption. Against All Odds… I Survived also brings awareness on Domestic Violence.

What inspired you to write this book?
 As a survivor of so many odds (challenges) in my life, I have come to realise, that everything that happened to me was for a reason. Seeing other people going through similar situations like I did, this provoked my spirit and inspired me to write the book. In order to empower, to release hundreds of people from the guilt, the shame, the whole package and bring about a message of hope and liberty.
How did find the writing experience of writing this book? Were there any challenges along the way? If any what made you perservere to the end?
 Honestly, sometimes it was very emotional, as I had to revisit most of the painful events, also challenging, and then inspiring towards the end of the book as the story unfold, i.e. my turn around. Yes, I did find it very challenging at times, thank God, I have a very supportive husband and strong family members. I also had my team (Against All Odds team) who kept encouraging me to keep going as so many lives depended on this book ‘Against All Odds…I Survived’ not to mention my mentees, whose lives have been inspired, empowered and provoked through my mentorship. They, for years have been begging me to finish writing the book so that many people would benefit.
Can we expect any more books from you Fikelephi?
Yes, as a matter of fact, how Against All Odds…. I Survived ends, it’s just after my 22 year old daughter passed away tragically. The next book will be mostly about my daughter and how I overcome grief.
Where can people buy your book?
They can buy the book from the following outlets:
Nook, tba, only after next week,
New Wine International Book Shop, Gateway House, John Wilson Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6QQ.
Who is your favourite author and why?
 Mike Murdock, Danielle Steele
And your favourite book.
The Unforgettable Woman (Ruth) by Mike Murdock
Before we conclude this interview could you give some words of encouragement to those who are contemplating on writing a book or embarking on some project which they feel may be a mountainous undertaking.
Well, firstly you need to consider why you want to embark into a project or write a book. Secondly, consider who your audience is. Thirdly, do your research on the subject you want to write about, i.e. has anyone else written about it and what would be different from yours. Finally, ensure you have a plan, strategy and time scales etc.
Well, you’ve heard the lady’s advice. Thank you very much Fikelephi for joining me today. It’s been a pleasure speaking with you. I wish you all the best in your future projects.
Thank you again for having me on your blog Bertha.Find out more about Fikelephi’ s servicves contact her by or e mail on
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