Friday, 02 October 2020

Student to launch debut poetry book

WORDSMITH: Second-year Sport Management student, Kwanele Sifunda, will be launching his debut poetry book on Saturday.       WORDSMITH: Second-year Sport Management student, Kwanele Sifunda, will be launching his debut poetry book on Saturday.

A second-year Sport Management student, Kwanele Sifunda, will be launching his debut anthology of poems on Saturday.

Published by KREST Publishers, Kwanele’s book is titled Love and Lies. It costs R180 excluding shipping costs, and the eBook will be R60. He says the book will be available as paperback and eBook on the KREST online bookstore, and as ebooks on Amazon US and Kobo UK.

“It hasn’t really sunk in yet, but I’m really excited about the release of my first book,” adds the budding poet. “It has been a journey for me from writing it, to getting it picked up and finally seeing the fruition of hard work.”

The 24-year-old feels validated and grateful and hopes that people will enjoy reading the book. “I have my friends and family to thank, who believed in me more than I did, and my publisher, for taking a chance on me.”

The book features 136 poems that Kwanele has written over the years and they deal “with a whole range of emotions and a few other things”.

If people would like to pre-order, they can contact him on Keli@krestpublishers.co.za or WhatsApp 0714430132. 

Kwanele comes from Durban and he attended Hilton College. To know more about the author and the book here are some links:

Krest Online bookstore: https://krest.lochanmedia.co.za/home.php

A blog post about Kwanele: https://krestpublishers.blogspot.com/2020/08/krest-family-welcomes-debut-poets.html

A blog post about the book: https://krestpublishers.blogspot.com/2020/09/how-to-create-illustrated-poetry.html

To whet the readers’ appetite for the book Kwanele shares the following poem:

I have bared my soul

On these pages

Not to seek sympathy 

Just understanding 

Empathy, a warm embrace

In my soul,

I hope you find humanity

Flawed and broken 

Yet full of love. 

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za