Former Sheppie High pupil launches book

2016-10-13 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Msizi E. Nkosi's book launch is on 5 November at St Michaels Sands Hotel and Restaurant.

PHOTO: supplied Msizi E. Nkosi's book launch is on 5 November at St Michaels Sands Hotel and Restaurant.

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A FORMER Port Shepstone High School pupil, TV personality, author and producer, Msizi E. Nkosi, invites the South Coast community to the launch of his book, I’m a Different Mess Than I was Yesterday at St Michaels Sands Hotel and Restaurant on 5 November at 12pm. Entry is R100 per person.

Nkosi said the book tells of his life as a young boy from Harding and how it spiraled out of control. It tells of his alcohol addiction that began when he was young, going through to his life in Johannesburg where he one day found himself lying on the street, his near-death experience and waking up in hospital after falling into a coma.

Nkosi said his book was inspired by his life experiences.

“What inspired me to write the book is my near-death experience that changed my life. I was in a coma and doctors thought I was not going to make it.

“I lost my memory for a while, and during my recovery I had mixed emotions that I couldn’t verbally express.

“I then decided to express myself by diary entries, which led to the book.

“Writing the book was part of my healing process, which I think might help other people going through a similar experience,” said Nkosi.

He said the title highlights the fact that he is not perfect.

“I’m still a mess and acknowledge it.

“I have come a long way, and know that I still have a long way to go. The book is a reminder of what I went through and where I am still going,” he said.

The book targets middle-age and above readers and aims to enlighten people that there is a chance for their lives to change if they want it to.

Tickets includes a finger lunch. Dress code is “Sailors” and the colours are red, navy and white.

RSVP: Rita on 078 811 9064.

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