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Learner publishes first novel

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Sibusisiwe Nicole Plaatjies has published her first book. PHOTO:BABALWA NDLANYA
Sibusisiwe Nicole Plaatjies has published her first book. PHOTO:BABALWA NDLANYA

A GRADE 12 learner from Menzelwa Senior Secondary School, in Mthatha, has published her first book, titled A Kist To Take With In the Midst of Love.

Sibusisiwe Nicole Plaatjies said she started writing her book in December last year. She said she is a victim of depression, but she changed her situation to achieve her goal in writing.

“While I was hospitalised, I used to read different books. In those books I found that most of the writers were writing about love. I then decided to follow in their steps and write a book that is talking about love with the aim of telling people about it.

“My book is talking about putting yourself first because you may be in love, but find that you don’t have luck when it comes to love,” said Plaatjies.

She said people should learn to choose themselves as individuals rather than putting others first. Plaatjies added that her book is suitable for all ages. She confirmed that she is busy writing a second book which is titled Black Parents, The Pandemic. She advised young writers to grab every opportunity they get.

“If you are depressed, please know that you are not alone. Ability to control it is what matters. Don’t do anything stupid. Where there is life, there is hope.”

She said if anyone has a skill of writing, he/she must use it. It does not matter if they are coming from rural areas or they don’t have money because in God, everything is possible.

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