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YVONNE MASERUMULE: HER WORLD OF FANTASY, REALITY AND INSPIRATION FROM NELSON MANDELA




ANTWERP, July 17, 2014 - Imagine a world without books, poets, authors and writers, how is it going to be? Many writers, scientists, and people from all walks of life, continue to change the world with their wisdom and philosophical ideas.
Technology is improving daily, gradually enhancing education and our environment, giving us hope for a better world in the future.

One aspiring young writer who is gradually making her presence felt in the world of literature is Yvonne Mahlape Maserumule. Born and raised at Phokoane, Limpopo, she currently lives in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga Province in South Africa.

At a very tender age, she has always been fascinated by magazines and various works of literature.  The English language rates as one of her best subjects in High School, where she especially fell in love with the literary work of Shakespeare, Stephen King, Danielle Steel and many other authors of high calibre. During her high school years her outstanding creative abilities got quickly noticed, and in her final academic year in 1992, her short story, SCHOOL DAYS, got published in Drum Magazine.

Her then Headmaster at St Mark's College (Jane Furse, South Africa), Mr Peter Anderson, was a great fan of her writing abilities and encouraged her to consider a career that would enable her to unveil and promulgate her God-given writing talent. She's currently developing a blog titled: ‘My world of fantasy and reality, in which she acknowledges, among others, the late former President of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who has been her inspiration. 

Yvonne also blogs on issues that are of common human interest, such as SUBSTANCE ABUSE and its impact on households. On 19th June 2014, Dr Yomi Garnett broadcast a Radio Promo celebrating the creative abilities of this young lady live from the studios of VOICEAMERICA in Phoenix, Arizona. She has recently established a strong relationship with creative people in the field of writing, such as Jeannie Faulkner Barber, Marta and Merajver Kurlat, who have been tremendously supportive of her writing career in its infant stage.

One of Yvonne's aspirations is to launch a Christian blog, through which she hopes to share the love of Christ with her current and future contacts. She is also working on a collection of short stories that she hopes to publish very soon, either in print or online. Apart from her writing career, she enjoys collaborations and involves in various volunteering projects which involve working with and aiding the impoverished, the homeless and the sick. 

One of her greatest passions is working in children ministries and teaching young ones about the love of Christ.  She is therefore hoping to enroll for courses related to Social Work in the near future, to enable her to establish a career in this field.

http://yvonnemahlape.blogspot.com 
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HOW TO SELL YOUR BOOK WITHOUT REVIEW


One of the essential advantages of book review is an author getting his or her work known to readers. It enhances and facilitates the sales of books. Unfortunately, book review doesn't come easy. There are thousands of authors who have written great books, but due to lack of review, the books are unknown. 

In the past and present there has been debate on social websites on book review, if it is right to buy review or not. Actually I'm one of those authors who wouldn't pay for a review, because it's like paying a bribe or enticing someone to write about your book. Since paid, the reviewer will be under pressure to give a good review, even though he or she might find the book not good enough.

As a new author, I've never depended on book review to sell my books, because I don't want to depend on something which is not coming. So I tried something and it worked. One of my books 'The Passion of Reggae and African Music' is selling well.

What I did was introducing the book on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, then I provide a free sample link https://app.box.com/s/vxfhlbxoi7s00q2jzmml where readers can read or down some few pages. The strategy works. Those who find the book interesting purchased it. Since then I have been receiving my royalties regularly every month. The threshold of my royalty is $25 but I receive sometimes $34. 

If this strategy has worked for me, definitely it may work for other authors as well. One thing authors need to remember is, 'One can't put a lighted candle under a bucket, expecting it to brighten the environment. We need to find every necessary plan to sell our books. 
http://www.amazon.com/The-Passion-Reggae-African-Music/dp/1621373487

BOOK: REGGAE AND MUSIC FANS, KNOW THE LIFE AND PASSION OF YOUR FAVOURITE MUSICIANS

Musicians are seen performing daily, travelling from country to country entertaining fans. They have a lot of fans and followers but only few people know about them. One particular music which concert attracts large audience is Reggae. 

Even though this type of music which carries a prophetic message is not heavily promoted by MTV like other music, such as R&B, pop, soul etc; Reggae has penetrated deep onto international platform.

The only way to know the mind, life and passion of a musician is to be close to them. My love for music lead me to meet some of the great musicians behind both Reggae and African music. 

In this book 'The Passion of Reggae and African Music' is interviews with some of the musicians. They are Lucky Dube, Gregory Isaacs, Anthony B, Capleton, Andrew Tosh, Julian Marley, Tutu Puoane, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti etc.

A good product needs no publicity, yet I always try to find a way for readers to enjoy this beautiful photo illustrated book. This book is not only for Reggae fans but all music lovers. Below are free pages for readers.



WWE IS A DECEITFUL EMPIRE BUILT ON DISHONESTY, CHEAT AND BETRAYAL


Everyone has his or her favourite sports. Mine is wrestling but at times it's good to ask if it worth to watch WWE. The World Wrestling Entertainment owned and managed by Vince McMachon and family has a bad reputation often leading to conflicts with many of its past and present wrestlers.

What I've seen so far there is no honesty and truth in WWE. It is a deceitful empire built on dishonesty, cheat and betrayal by Vince McMahon and family. It is not easy to manage WWE because there is no truth and they don't want to run it in truth.

Referees are coached sometimes to favour the administration and other wrestlers, and when one fails to do 'the wrong' the management demands, he faces instant dismissal with the words "You are fired." In the name of 'It's good for business' there is hatred and discrimination in WWE.

Daniel Bryan is one of the greatest wrestlers in WWE. He has defeated John Cena, Kane, Randy Orton and Triple H, yet the management out of jealousy has failed to acknowledge and recognize Daniel as the "Face of WWE." Under the instructions of Triple H and her wife, Kane tried to end Daniel Bryan's career couple of weeks ago.

How can WWE fans continue to have faith in the sports when the whole WWE is under a bunch of tricksters and cunning liars? The cunning Vince McMahon left nothing good for his daughter and son-in-law to follow but lies, cheat, dishonesty and betrayal.

Birds of the same feathers flock together. Vince McMahon is a liar and a cheat, therefore her daughter Stephanie McMahon inherited the same disease from her father and after marrying Triple H, he also automatically became one of the treacherous, dangerous and wicked managers in the history of WWE.

Triple H calls himself kings of kings, the game, cerebral assassin, but the coward wrestler uses a sledge hammer, while none of the great wrestlers, The Undertaker, Shaun Micheals, Stone Cold Austin, Goldberg, Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar, Edge, Bret Hart etc, never used any object.

When any of the wrestlers speak against the management, they get punished in a country thriving on democracy. WWE thinks the management makes the wrestlers famous and rich but one thing they forget is, without the wrestlers there wouldn't be WWE. 

I strongly believe that the controversy surrounding Vince McMahon's WWE, costs his wife Linda the senate seat despite winning the Republican Party nomination. If the managers of WWE want the public and fans to take them serious and stop calling WWE fake, then they should quit this life of dishonesty. 

BELGIUM HAUNTED, A POEM BY JOEL SAVAGE


"It is Sunday morning, May 25, 2014, the day everyone has to go to the polls to vote for European and federal parliamentary institutions. This is a day I should have been happy, but I was so sad 
Patrice Lumumba, killed by Belgium after losing the country.

that I wrote this poem."

He was an evil king
His name was king Leopold II
He wore a sheep's clothing
And he deceived the world
As humanitarian and kind person
He killed, tortured and maimed
Thousands of children, women and fathers in Congo
He burned down villages and rendered children homeless.

This man was cruel than Idi Amin of Uganda
Yet the Belgians praised and rewarded him for his cruelty
They built statues and named streets after him
Without thinking of the crime he did to innocent people
Without taking into consideration the innocent blood he shed
Where is the justice in this world?
Belgium whatever goes around comes around
You shall surely get your reward.

Despite all these crimes against Africans
Belgium today despises Africans
They planned a system of government like Apartheid
Keeping our children to sit on the bench to watch them
Africans only eat and live without progress
How can your country progresses when you act this way?
Belgium you will surely reap what you have sown.

Belgium don't forget that your country 
Was built on the blood, tears, torture and suffering of Africans
In the name of greed, Ivory and Rubber
The spirit of Lumumba, the one you killed, is calling for justice
The spirits of the innocent blood you shed, are calling for revenge
There isn't any escape route for you Belgium
Your crime has brought dishonour to your people and country
They don't know what shame is, that is the reason
They continue mistreating Africans

But you must remember Africa is a land of culture 
We believe in our cultural values
Belgium you will never progress and move forward
If your task is to cause suffering to others
If your task to alienate and isolate Africans  
Belgium, until you change your wicked ways
Your country would be under dark clouds
Of haunts, hallucinations and fear.

You can't continue to bite the fingers which fed you
Belgium would have been nothing without Africa
Our children need better education and job 
I will die and go down happily in my grave
Even if you despise me Belgium
Because everyone would remember 
The name Joel Savage, the only man
Who faced Belgium squarely and spoke of its crime
While the world sits and watches, because justice is raped. 

Dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Kwame Nkrumah, Haile Selassie and all those who sacrificed their lives to bring the black man to this destination.