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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.
Connie V has written 225 posts for Afrique Beat

Things to consider during the covid-19 outbreak

When a person says, ‘God bless you’, have you ever wondered which god is this person talking about? Can a person who does not believe in God say, ‘God bless you’, meaning the real God, or maybe meaning his god? I’m just wondering. ‘God bless you’, is that the speaker’s God or the hearer’s God? … Continue reading

Letter to my first love

Hey… It’s me again. I guess I just can’t get over you. They say after all, a girl never forgets her first love. And they also say that a father is a daughter’s first love… So true. Tomorrow, the 6th of April marks 16 years since we laid you to rest. I can’t believe it’s … Continue reading

Come softly to me

A poem by David Mungoshi ©2015 Come softly to me sweet dewdropLike the rain after a prolonged lullLike sweet nothings from a whispering breeze Walk gently by my sideHold my hand like you’ll never let goLike one whose dream has come true Make life a perpetual walk in the parkMake it a song about never-ending … Continue reading

A review on Diaro

Vision boards have been a thing for a long time yet, yours truly has been ignoring until this year, I couldn’t ignore them anymore. Almost everyone, in every corner is talking of ‘writing the vision down’. So, I went ‘vision board hunting’ on Google Play Store. I found lots of them but they were just … Continue reading

Early birthday present

I might be under lockdown, which is not a bad thing because it’s for my own good, but it looks like it’s possible to receive presents after-all! Here is my first present, just arrived now from Anuj Agarwal, Founder of Feedspot. If you are a South African blogger and you would also like your blog … Continue reading

Birthday’s Eve

Hey everyone… I hope and pray that we are all safe and sound, locked indoors where ever you are. It is indeed a trying time for all of us right now and we need to stay home, stay positive and stay calm. I have been struggling to find words to write, under these circumstances. Many … Continue reading

April fooling with covid-19 not a good idea!

Tomorrow is the first of April, also known as April Fools’ Day. In the past, people played all kinds of pranks and got away with it but, tomorrow, it is not advised to play pranks especially about coronavirus… DON’T even think about it. “Even Google — infamous for its numerous elaborate pranks that typically touch on nearly … Continue reading

Upclose and Personal with Mary Mutambalika

Mary is a 22-year-old young female entrepreneur and keynote speaker who strives for excellence in every area of her life. Mary is an aviation student and is currently studying towards obtaining her private pilot license. She is the co-founder of M&N detergents alongside her business partner Neliswe Majorobela. Together they produce household cleaning products with … Continue reading

Monday Motivation

Most are not at work now, or working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak. We are living in perilous times but, there is no reason to stress. The most important thing is not to panic right now. Stay cool, calm and collected. This too shall pass. This is another mountain we shall overcome. Be … Continue reading

5 ways to keep entertained while in quarantine

As coronavirus rages on, most around the world are in quarantine. This could be a good thing, it is a time to slow down and give the mind and body a chance to rest and relax. Modern life has been a rat race, time to slow down Learn a new hobby How about learning a … Continue reading

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Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection by Constance van Niekerk