Conversation with Nompumelelo Gcaba, a young African writer and Social Entrepreneur from Durban, author of Change your mind-set.
For those who do not know you, tell us in few words about yourself.
My name Is Nompumelelo Gcaba (27), I am original from South Africa. I am a writer. I am a book blogger at Ireadwhatilike@wordpress.com. I am the founder and Chairlady of Virtuous Women Book Club, functioning in South Africa. I am the founder of Youth Ministry Accent, which is a youth empowerment program.
I am the author of Hidden treasures of the Cross and Change Your Mind-set. And I have co-written a book with a Ghanaian author, book title is ‘The manifestation of glorious destiny’. I am currently working with an American writer on a new book coming out this year.
I am passionate about empowerment of young people and women. I was awarded in Sierra Leone for lending a voice in an empowerment of Girl and young women in Africa.
It is my mission to see Africa where illiteracy no longer threatens to take away the brighter future of a young Africa child.
What is the book about?
This is my second book titled Change Your Mind-set. It is a book written to reach readers from all backgrounds, showing individual how a wounded mind can be transformed when one changes her mind set. Born from my own experience, this is a very personal and life changing message. It will challenge a reader to move to the place of growth. In this book, I write ‘We can never be more than who we think we are, we rise in life because we think high of ourselves.’
What are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about reading books, writing books and donating books. I regard myself as a book drunkard. Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.
I am passionate about writing because it a vocation first and I just cannot live without telling my story to this and next generation.
I run a book club that gives away books to NGOs and NPOs. We are currently donating books to Idea Africa in Accra Ghana and Music for Girls Initiate Africa in Sierra Leone. We need to remember to be selfless in serving others. My favourite quote ‘It is not the sacrifice that recommends the heart, but it is the heart which gives the sacrifices acceptance.’
What can readers expect from the book?
Readers can expect their mind-set to be transformed. In addition, all my books challenges readers to move to the place of growth in life.
What is the contribution of the book to your community and Africa?
Many people are trapped in places that no longer serve them, others what to leave but scared to move away from a place of familiar, others are ready for change but don’t know how to break those bad habits. With this book ‘change your mind-set, I believe that battle are won and defeated in the mind first. No one that can talk you out of doing anything great expect yourself. This book will teach one how to monitor inner conversation.
What inspired you to write the book?
Life is what inspires me to keep on writing, what we go through on a daily basis and this urge to tell my own story. I always say I have an authority from life to tell my story.
Any advice for young writers?
Firstly, readers are better writers, so keep on reading. Secondly, do not stop writing and do not be afraid to tell your story and lastly, be Bold, be Strong and be Courageous
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