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Elizabeth Dhliwayo

Elizabeth Dhliwayo

I am Elizabeth Dhliwayo. I love reading, a lot.

My most favorite authors are African writers like Tsisti Dangarembwa, Charles Mungoshi and Can Themba and my lovely poet Gcina Mhlope.

My favorite books are Waiting For The Rain by Charles Mungoshi, Nervous Conditions, by Tsitsi, Can Themba’s short story The Suit and John Kani’s Nothing But The Truth. I also love some of Shakespeare’s works.

Music is one area I find peace in. Gospel music, epecially Pastor Timothy of Ncandweni, Sipho Makabani and other old country music people like Dolly Parton and many more.

To the youth out there, I just want to say, knowledge is power. When you are in sorrow, pain, frustrated or over the moon or whatever situation you find yourself in, suicide or drugs are and will never be answer. Try to express your emotions with pen and paper and see the wonders it creates.

For me since grade 9(form 2), writing has been my mouth-piece as an introvert. That is why even today I can never leave my house without my journal and my phone; my tools for writing.

I love reading and nature seeing and travelling. And when I’m not doing that, like now, I’m engrossed in reading Dorothy Dyer’s book Two-faced friends.

For new writers, my message is, never give up. Mandela once said, “A pen is mightier than a weapon”. So go for it.

7 Responses

  1. Heavens! She’s a beautiful writer.

    Isra(3)l
    14 Feb 2017 at 21:43
  2. Such an inspiring writer, but if I may ask do you have a man in your life cause I sense a lot of negativity towards men in your work, Not every man is a drunk and stiff necked with an heart of stone, Sometimes we need to bury the past and look towards a great future, maybe that’s what you are doing, Again you create masterpieces

    Igwilo Vincent
    14 Feb 2017 at 18:47
  3. Great poems very inspiring and encouraging .

    keep the great Work.
    I loved them.

    Mr Makaranga
    11 Mar 2015 at 15:17
  4. Wow these stories are really great, enjoyable and inspirational. Good job and keep up the spirits, very impressive..

    Pamela
    9 Mar 2015 at 13:41
  5. U inspire me to strive towards greatness,it is from u dat ah learnt dat telling a stry nd releasing a wild imagination onto a clean sheet of paper is no sin…. Thank u so much for ur hrd wrk in achieving dis endevour love you to bits nd keep up the good work ah will send u a thousand more emails as ah promised. You truely r a great,prominent figure…. Ur children r all proud of u english guru

    lerato mahlabani
    2 Mar 2015 at 21:32
  6. Elizabeth Dhliwayo yu got the talent keep on going woman,,yu are such an inspiration to other ladies

    Felixmusweweshiri
    25 Feb 2015 at 19:06
  7. Lovely stories to read. Job well done Ms Dhliwayo. 1000+ votes for you!

    Gcina dhlamini
    24 Feb 2015 at 14:26

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