My name is Tembani Kebeni and I was born and bred in the Eastern Cape, Keiskammahoek in Mthwaku village, under the Amahlathi Municipality District.
I grew up under the watchful eye of my late grandfather in association with my guardians (Nondwe Kebeni and Zipho Kebeni). In 2005, I was diagnosed with Epilepsy and passed my Grade 12 in 2008 at New Eisleben High school in Crossroads.
I am a non-smoker and non-drinker. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I’m currently a student at Over The Rainbow Foundation, an organisation which empowers the youth that have passed Matric with Life skills and Computer skills Programmes.
I am 23 years old and I live in Samora Machel, Cape Town.
I started writing after I had a session about the importance of self-confidence with a lady called Yaliwe Clarke and she’s the one who helped me write Foreign soil. The other poem, I was given a task to write about the struggles I went through in life and how I have overcome those struggles.
All I have for the youth is just this; a disability should not be a barrier towards one’s dreams.