Don’t judge a book by its cover just as much as you can’t judge a man by the price of his clothes. Don’t judge a man by his clothes because there is often a good deal of solid worth and a genuine heart beneath the rags he wears. The true value and worth of a human is not materialistic! You look at me, then you look away because there is nothing to look at…

At first glance, you’ll find that there is nothing to look at because I’ve got nothing to offer – not even a single labelled item on my body, just rags to keep me warm and my body covered. I am at the bottom of the food chain in this materialistic world. I come from an unprivileged society…
A place defined by poverty, illiteracy at its highest rate – yet I hunger for education. I yearn for knowledge while I seek wisdom and practice intelligence in order to pursue my dreams. Wisdom buried beneath the aged minds of people who have given up on life…

I come from an area, where success is defined by tavern owners, where happiness is bought in a bottle of beer. A man’s sorrows are drowned in alcohol but somehow swim up in the morning. The Youth – The tears of orphans drown the land, some call us the lost generation, when we’re just trying to find our way. They tell us that we’re the future, but how can we create a better future today when we’re blinded by drugs? We all want to get to a higher level in life, but instead of climbing the ladder to success and reaching the top, we choose to get high on drugs

I refuse to be a victim of circumstances. I choose to rise above it all. There is more to me than my background. I choose to rise above it all. Do not! Judge a book by its cover! Because I have an interesting story to tell! I am the author of my book and I’d rather have a cover that is not attractive and a story that is worth reading.
Do not make the mistake of judging my future based on my past and don’t judge me by my appearance because deep within I possess a great mind. A mind, which allows me to see beyond the horizon and unlock the potential I was born with.

A genuine heart and soul, which yearns for success; I choose to be part of the solution and not the problem. It all starts in my mind. That’s why I believe that I can! I can move mountains! My beliefs and confidence are strong enough and I can achieve what I set my mind to. I can’t allow fear to hold me back from achieving my goals. I can’t allow small minds to make me believe that my dreams are too big

I refuse to set the sky as the limit, because I can reach mars. I refuse to limit myself here on earth, because there are footsteps on the moon. I can, because I am able to do whatever I set my mind to! I am a child of God, and therefore I can proudly tell you that I was destined to succeed, for my Father is a God of greatness. Don’t judge a book by it cover!

I didn’t come empty handed into this world. I am armed with the tools to succeed and the weapons to conquer. Though my appearance may not grab your attention at first glance, dear, do not just look but see, see that I’m a diamond in the rough. Don’t underestimate me thinking that I was born to exist and not live. In me lives an eagle, ready to soar, I was born to fly! Do not put a full stop in my book of life, because the story is not over yet, not until I say it is.

I AM NOMUSA KHUMALO and I am the only author to the dictionary that defines me.