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Life-line for SA street poet

Social media users will recall the image of a young woman sitting on a tyre on the side of the road, with a banner proclaiming: “Help Me Publish My Book”. The picture was posted on Facebook for the first time on 23 July, by Confidence Mukhari (25) elias Nyiko Yaka Shilumani, of Phalaborwa in Limpopo, … Continue reading

Absence of the Father – a book review

Book Title: Absence of the FatherAuthor: Nke SerobeSerobe, Nke. Absence of the Father. Johannesburg: Family House Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-620-62569-2Available in print and electronic formats (epub & kindle) Review by Constance van NiekerkAbsence of the Father is a book authored by South African Pastor, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker, Nke Serobe. Pastor Serobe shares her personal … Continue reading

A Season of Grief

Tell me,What it is like, on the other side…where the stream of consciousnessceases to flow and silence ensueswhere thoughts of shared joy andsorrow, song and verse,are carefully tucked awayin memoryburying it all in a sandy heap,where ‘nothing’ reigns andeverything is forgotten,And Youinto ‘The Fading Sun’ you disappearleaving behind a trail ofblank-verse, whispering…‘I Don’t Know Why … Continue reading


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Connie V

Connie V

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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