By Nombongo Nxele
Olwethu Amanda Bukeka Tyatyaza a local writer hails from East London in Mdatsane. The writer studied Physics at Sefako Makgatho University and she obtained both her Bachelors and Honours Degrees in Physics.
The title of her poetry book is WHY AM I NEVER ALONE.
The book is about the writer’s personal fears, anxieties, doubts, their impacts on her life whether it is self-image, craving external validation, seeing others through that distorted lens and her spiritual beliefs. Tyatyaza further explains that the poetry is also about her healing journey and seeing certain problems in a new light, falling in love or just experiencing love and human connection. The connection to the universe and her ancestors through writing.
Olwethu mentions that she got the idea to write her book while watching a TikTok video and she immediately went to YouTube to find ways to publish that’s where she got the idea to go with Amazon KDP since it is a free publishing platform and teaches one to format books.
The book was published on August 4. Tyatyaza said, “My first love has always been poetry, I never even thought it was possible for me to write a book of poems. Poetry has a way to thoroughly engage with my thoughts and feelings and also a great creative outlet for me”.
WHY I AM NEVER ALONE can be accessed onAmazon by using the following link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09BT69L17/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_imm_awdb_3D1ZC9JNCX30FX3EQG4P