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.