Short Stories and Poetry by a South African is the title of a book authored by 2021 UKZN PhD in Public Health graduate Dr Sevani Singaram and published by Verity Publishers.
Now available for sale through various outlets, the book has been described as ‘delightful and an entertaining read that contributes to literature written by South African authors.’
Said Singarum: ‘There are lessons to be learned from each short story, and the various themes relayed in the collection of poems which portray real aspects in modern day society.’
She believes many readers will identify with her fictional characters. ‘It’s definitely worth a read for young adults, middle-aged folk and the older generation.’
It took Singaram about two years to complete the work which is a collection of poems and short stories all set in South Africa.
Singaram said writing had always been one of her favourite hobbies, ‘Compiling this book has been cathartic and fulfilling.’
She is inspired by those who overcome adversities to achieve their goals – ‘I am also inspired by authors such as Rayda Jacobs, Ronnie Govender, Jean Sasson, Manju Kapur and Chitra Banerjee.’
The book is on sale at Loot.co.za, Amazon.com and the Verity Publishers website.
Words: Nombuso Dlamini