Aspiring KwaDukuza author hopes to inspire through book

2018-01-17 06:01
Kesri Maraj with her book ‘Katchina’.Photo: supplied

Kesri Maraj with her book ‘Katchina’.Photo: supplied

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A SHAKASKRAAL author and freelance writer, Kesri Maraj­, has had her first book published after years of
trying to secure a publishing
deal.

The book, titled Katchina, was published in 2015 and Maraj (30), also a travel enthusiast, said she fell in love with literature at a young age as she believes that reading one chapter of a book a day can improve one’s literacy.
Katchina tells the story of Bankipp Tai-Me, an American archaeologist who takes his students on an expedition to discover the mysterious past of the ancient, cursed Katchina box and borders around the theme of adventure and travel.

“After I matriculated I knew I wanted to be a writer, so I worked towards my first manuscript. It took me at least four months to complete, but the challenge was getting it published as I did not meet the publishers budget,” said Maraj.

Maraj was forced to shelve her manuscript after publishing houses closed their doors on her and it took her nine years to find a publishing company that was willing to work with her.
Apart from writing Maraj has other business ventures, including canvas portraits and T-shirt and mug printing, which showcase another creative side of her.
“My favourite books are Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom and Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, and I would like to encourage people to believe in their intuition as it will never let them down,” she said.

The book is available online on Kindle.com and amazon.com
For copies she can be contacted on 083 336 1100.

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