Diepsloot Ext 4 resident Mashudu Nemadzivhani is excited to share his second book with the world.
Diepsloot resident Mashudu Nemadzivhani has released his second book Surviving Damascus, which aims to assist people who are struggling to hold onto the new person they have worked so hard to become.
Nemadzivhani explained that his first book, The Road to Damascus, which won an African Author’s Award last year, was about the journey to self-discovery.”I wanted to show people that once you get to the point where you know who you were really created to become, every idea that you plant into your everyday life with your mind will germinate because the environment is good for them.
The land there is well-watered for you to plant the seeds of your ideas,” said Nemadzivhani.He said that people sometimes lose the only thing they have worked tirelessly to achieve because they do not know how to handle their new selves.
“In every achievement in your life, one must know how to behave in order to stay on top…”With this book, I hope to make people aware that it is one thing to know what the purpose of our lives is and another to know how to serve them effectively. Having a goal in life doesn’t necessarily mean that you have all that you need in order to achieve it. Sometimes you might need to work with other people so that you can achieve your goal. I want people to know that there will be challenges when they are serving the purpose of their lives.”
Nemadzivhani started writing when he was 11 as a way of sharing his problems. “I would feel like I just shared my problems with someone just by writing them in a book. Then it developed into a hobby until I realised that I really love writing.”
He then studied creative writing at Intec College. Nemadzivhani said that his insights are taken from observing people, interviewing people and sharing from his own experiences.His latest book Surviving Damascus costs R240.
To purchase the book, visit www.dominatepublishing.net or WhatsApp or call 062 181 8921. You can also follow him @mashudunemadzivhani on Instagram and Facebook.