A lover of dreams

2008-06-18 00:00

WHEELS on the Soul of My Shoes. It makes a catchy title with its echoes of Paul Simon’s great song, Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes, but there is more to it than that. On the cover of Musa E. Zulu’s new book is a Val Adamson photograph, showing Zulu’s wheelchair — the only way the paralysed motivational speaker, writer and artist can get about — with a pair of smart, two-tone Crockett & Jones shoes on the seat.

Open and forthright, the book is not so much a further chapter in Zulu’s chronological journey as a consideration of things that are of importance to him — his family, his work, his art, his poetry and his views on how to live life to the full. “You can’t keep secrets if you are going to break away from being categorised and stereotyped,” he says, explaining that his paralysis has forced him to be truthful. “I am human, and have never fooled myself that I am above my problems.”

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