Local poet releases moving tribute

2017-12-13 06:00
Sylvana Accom.           Photo:SUPPLIED

Sylvana Accom. Photo:SUPPLIED

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SINCE her father is her biggest inspiration, local poet Sylvana Accom decided to dedicate her latest offering, Myriad of Unspoken Voices, to him.

“My book is a tribute to my late dad who passed away in 1997 of colon cancer. He was my greatest inspiration and always taught me to do the best I can in life even if it dealt me many blows,” said Accom, who also recently finished her theology studies and was ordained.

“I always had a love for poetry which started in my teens and grew with time. I love nature and interacting with folks from different cultures,” Accom said.

She describes her poetry to be about a variety of subjects.

“My poetry is about poverty, inequality, corrupt politicians, people who want to oppress others and how, as people or a nation, we can rise above whatever the world throws at us.”

She has also written a poem, Tata Madiba, which is a tribute to the late president Nelson Mandela. “I received a call from his secretary when he was still alive to thank me on his behalf. It was a very proud moment for me.”

For more info about the book contact Accom on freespirit39@yahoo.com

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