Legson Kayira’s auto biography I Will Try is now on Amazon selling as an e-book.
I Will Try is a book about Kayira’s journey from Mpale Village in the Northern Malawi district of Chitipa to the United States. The book was 16 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list.
According to Bright Malopa, CEO of Rivonia Media group, the group that has funded a reprint of the 1965 bestseller, the e-book version of I will Try by Legson Kayira is now available on amazon’s kindle http://www.amazon.com/I-Will-Try-ebook/dp/B00BSW24AI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top, with the paperback versions available at Central Bookshop in Malawi and Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre.
The revised book includes among others life after Kayira’s epic journey, his encounter with Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda at the former president’s invitation while he was still persona non grata, newspaper cuttings and press reportage on arrival and a historic picture on arrival featuring him wearing an overcoat once owned by G. Lewis Jones, assistant secretary of state.
Jones’ wife and son, Christopher, noticed Legson was shivering and presented him the coat, which Christopher was wearing. Also in the revised I Will Try is a picture featuring Samson Chibambo, Pierre Chiwona, Prescott Kaliati and Kayira who formed part of the Malawian contingent in the film The Special Relationship starring Michael Sheen (Tony Blair) and Dennis Quaid (Bill Clinton), directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Peter Morgan.
It is funny to learn that while little was said about Legson in Malawi, hundreds of millions Hindu followers in Asia to date revered Legson’s feats such that their leader, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, regularly includes quotes from I will Try in his public ceremonies because Legson’s own qualities of determination, hard work and dedication are similar to their founding spiritual leader Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
Kayira died last year from his base in London.