Date:09 December 2019 - By: Mbulaheni Ridovhona
In an attempt to unleash the talent of young poets, two local poets from Musina, Murendeni Annelia Tshilande and Moses Sebola, teamed up to start a poetry project called Poetry Motion.
Tshilande explained that they had the hunger to unleash the talent of the youngsters in Musina town. “We went in search of the poets through auditions which were done last year, and we were able to find five poets. It is a great feeling to produce authors and to make someone's dream come true,” Tshilande said.
Poetry Motion recently released an anthology entitled The Bleeding Pen co-authored by Mojalefa Condry Mabula, Amina Jessica Milanzi, Thabiso Melda Ramphabana, Chanelle Dube, Lerato Natasha Serage, Murendeni Annelia Tshilande and Moses Sebola. “The Bleeding Pen symbolises a pen expressing its own thoughts on paper. It expresses the challenges and feelings different kinds of people could be going through. It also speaks of hope, faith and trust in God. The featured poems speak of joy, pain, heartbreak, hope, and love,” Tshilande said.
Some of the poems are: The puppet, This is love, My being thirst for God, In my deep closet, Love unseen.
“In today’s world, we are dealing with different challenges such as the abuse of women and children, so this book raises awareness about the abuse that is happening in our country. We stand against abuse and we know what people are going through daily. As you read this book, may you stand against abuse and protect women and children. Give attention to those who need mental help, let us live and walk in love,” said Tshilande.
She said that they were hoping that the Department of Education would consider this book as part of the literature syllabus in schools. “We seek to continue embracing the culture of literacy in our town and spread it to our neighbouring towns,” she said.
To get your copy of The Bleeding Pen contact Mashudu Nemadzivhani on 076 928 8738.
Murendeni Annelia Tshilande. Photo by Dominate Publishing.
By: Mbulaheni Ridovhona
The 22-year-old Mbulaheni (Gary) Ridovhona has been passionate about journalism to the extent that he would buy himself a copy of weekly Univen students' newsletter, Our Voice. After reading, he would write stories about his rural village, Mamvuka, and submit them to the very newsletter for publication. His deep-rooted love for words and writing saw him register for a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at the University of Venda, and joined the Limpopo Mirror team in February 2016 as a journalism intern.