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Debut poetry selection: Journey of the Heart - by Monde Nkasawe

is a poetry anthology with which most people will identify, especially those who grew up in the rural areas. The anthology spans a number of interwoven themes, including memories of childhood; experiences linked to growing up; being a teenager; the world of work; being in and out of love; political views; as well as tributes to departed famous personalities. The poems were written as a reflection on snippets and samples of life. They were written to capture fleeting moments in time and in memory, to reflect a reaction to events, to address unresolved inner tensions, and to verbalize emotions. The poems are about survival and eschewal of victimhood. 

Monde works as the General Manager for Cabinet and Protocol Services in the Eastern Cape Office of the Premier. Monde has been working on this poetry collection for three years, during which time he wrote well over 125 poems, this while also juggling a busy schedule as a senior government official. While this is his first published work, he is also working on other creative writing projects, including a Xhosa poetry collection. In fact his first novel manuscript, entitled ‘The Death of Nowongile” is currently pending publication. Monde is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, please contact him at [email protected] or call him at 082 303 5500. 


This poetry collection has been published as an e-book by Kwarts Publishers and is now available online at Kalahari, Exclusive Books, Leisure Books, MyBooks, MyBooks, CNA and PNA. ‘Journey of the Heart’ retails at R140.

For printed copies of ‘Journey of the Heart’, please contact the author directly.

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