My name is Mziyanda Yawa and I was born on 15 January 1993. I was born and raised here in Grahamstown. I live with both my parents and we are a family of seven.
I started my lower grade at Samuel Ntsiko and went to Archie Mbolekwa and now I am at Nathaniel Nyaluza.
I joined Upstart two years ago and I attend meetings and interview people. Last year I joined the poetry group and we were taught to write poems and how to perform them.
I am so glad to be part of this group because the poetry words come from my heart. In 2010 I performed my poetry at Spiritfest which was part of the National Arts Festival. I was very nervous but it was fun and I will try my best to publish my own book.
I need to thank Upstart for this opportunity and Mr Harry Owen for everything. I will carry on writing poems for the rest of my life