Book Week – Reading is knowledge

2010-09-14 10:31

Books are the vault of knowledge.

To have knowledge, one must take care to read.

Knowledge comes in different forms and without reading one can’t be an author or have a proper perception on life.

You can’t understand life without taking into account other people’s experience.

To do this, one has to engage in conversation with other people and interact with them. Interactions and conversations also take part through books.

That which is a book, regardless of which book it is, has the potential to be useful to you.

There’s a book by Paulo Coelho called The Alchemist.

This book inspired me to wake up as an author.

Everyone has a gift, and sometimes it takes something outside ourselves to realise that gift.

When I was reading this book I recognised my talent in Coelho’s.

Although I was an author before reading the book, it showed me just what kind of gift I have.

I started discovering myself as an author.

Another one of my favourites is the play Sizwe Bansi is Dead.

Stories like those help the younger generation to understand the hardships of life under apartheid.

» As told to Grace Moaisi. Huma is an author of Setswana books.

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