Date:24 December 2017 - By: Mbulaheni Ridovhona
An author, Ndanduleni Jeffrey Manthakha from Lwamondo-Tshifulanani has recently released another book, Bomepome.
He said that the book focuses on the life of a young girl who lives to have fun. “The teenage girl loves pleasure and shun her parents’ advice. She ends up not achieving university entrance and falls pregnant,” he added.
He encouraged young people to focus on their dreams irrespective of the adversities. “I've seen many young people throwing away their dreams, because of temporary pleasures of life. I want the youth to learn from Tshenuwani, the main character,” he added.
Prior to Bomepome, he wrote a drama, Ndi Vha Magaweni and it was very popular with its readers. He also published a short story, Mbebo Dzashu and a drama, Vivho Ndi Mavhulaise. The drama received the first prize in a literacy competition (Tshivenda category) by the Limpopo Department of Sports, Arts and Culture. “I also wrote a serial drama entitled Hu Na Gombakomba which was aired by Phalaphala FM in 2008,” he added.
He added that he was inspired by reading the literary works of the late Dr TN Maumela.
He is a graduate from University of Limpopo (Turfloop campus), and obtained a BA in Languages in 2008. He is by profession a Tshivenda language practitioner, who conducts a literature workshop, but is also a translator, interpreter and editor who works with mostly Tshivenda authors.
The book is available in bookshops in Johannesburg and Thohoyandou and was published by Lesedi Publishers.
Ndanduleni Jeffrey Manthakha. Photo supplied
By: Mbulaheni Ridovhona
The 22-year-old Mbulaheni (Gary) Ridovhona has been passionate about journalism to the extent that he would buy himself a copy of weekly Univen students' newsletter, Our Voice. After reading, he would write stories about his rural village, Mamvuka, and submit them to the very newsletter for publication. His deep-rooted love for words and writing saw him register for a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at the University of Venda, and joined the Limpopo Mirror team in February 2016 as a journalism intern.