Yesterday's Dream: Poet publishes book on a shoestring budget

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Mxolisi Majola’s dream of becoming a poet has been realized in this, his first book of poetry. The Kayamandi man said he writes poetry to answer his own inner questions. "I always wrote poems to keep myself busy. When I was not busy I wrote poetry. I guess poetry satisfied the desire to write,” said the thrilled Mxolisi Majola, after the publication of his first poetry book called Yesterday’s Dream.

Majola writes to inspire and encourage others. His work deals with important issues: love, pain, friendship and the trials and tribulations of life. When you read his poems, you relate to many issues he writes about. “To my teachers” is a good example. His work has a distinctive language that comes from an intimate connection between the writer and his subject.

According to Majola, writing these poems was difficult, but he persevered because poetry is his first love. He remains positive and has encouraging words for those who have been disappointed: “Don’t despair at all. You need to believe in yourself. Youth should also understand that nothing in life is for free. You need to work hard and make your mark in whatever you do. You must never give up,” he said.

  • Mxolisi Majola spent his early years in the Eastern Cape. He now lives and works as a Freelance Journalist in Stellenbosch. He holds a Certificate in Journalism and Professional Writing from Intec College and a BA degree in Journalism from Unisa. To obtain a copy of Yesterday’s Dream email or phone Mxolisi James Majola on 0833654780.



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