This is my long overdue debut novel. It’s a fantasy memoir working with which has been a most fulfilling journey. A recommended reading for lovers of books and story telling, as well as, particularly, the English language spiced up with African language style flavours, including colours and imagery.
In the Diaspora, only the strong survive. This novel shuttles the reader across time in the life of an African Diasporant in his efforts to curve his own space of existence and being in Europe. His challenges, victories, and failures in the big inherent issues of life such as love, earning a living, friendships, family relations, competition and rivalries, racism, discrimination, xenophobia, jealousy and awe, betrayals, frustrations, insecurities, anxiety, stress, fatigue, depression, as well as rising again from crushed egos, loss of face, including, especially, material values of wealth and riches are no different from anyone else’. What is different is how he in his own way manages his life both in triumphant and hard times, driven by a strong sense of need for pursuance of fairness and justice in all his dealings with people across the nature of relations in given situations.
This is a story of love, hope, and faith encapsulated in one man’s life and his own unique philosophy of life. Because this is man of the living, of real flesh and blood, this story could as well be that of the next man or woman on the street. If the book inspires those finding it hard to make sense of living and life in the Diaspora not to lose hope, and hang in there; if it will help hosts in the Diaspora to appreciate the fact that Diasporants are also human with the same strengths and fallibilities as everyone else, and that they all want the same things of safety and protection, joy and happiness, human dignity and respect, as well as equal opportunities for longevity in abundance of, and accessibility to the basic necessities of life, then, writing it will have been a worthy exercise to embark upon. Buy, read, enjoy, learn, and be inspired. If falling does not kill you, it’s only natural to want to rise again. Once up and about again, you’ll have become wiser and stronger from the fall, that as a matter of course: What doesn’t kill you makes you strong; simple natural law logic as captured and highlighted by Nietzsche.
2. MACHONA – Emigrant
This my second novel takes life experiences in the Diaspora to another level. The story traces the birth, growth, and development of a special boy child. Three a series of trainings and teachings by key people in his life, he grows up to be a man of means and power without equals in Africa. Born to serve and save his people, he fulfills his obligations in an extra-ordinary way. Buy the book and read to find out about who this boy is, what his mission is specifically, and how how he actually goes about doing whatever he has to do in the pursuance of his duties. eBook publication here.
(Updated: August o7, 2016)
In this book I have put together edited versions of a 32-series blog articles collection called “38 YEARS AN EXILE”. These I wrote from March 04, 2014 – December 29, 2015. In them I reflect upon my experiences of coming back to the land of my birth, South Africa, after living abroad for thirty eight years.
(Updated: January 26, 2017)
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