AFTER experiencing the trauma of almost failing matric, Zoleka Zekhethelo Madolo, 21, has written a book wrote a book to help other young people deal with failures in life.
Madolo said the book, titled Bruised Dream is a reflection of her experiences, of a girl with a broken dream, that takes readers on a journey of everyday life experiences. meant to take readers on a journey of the everyday life experiences of a girl with a broken dream.
“It was quite an emotional experience writing the book because there were times where I imagined how it would’ve felt if everything that I wrote about, was literally what I was going through. A lot of anger and emotions but most of all, the experience of crawling inside a broken- hearted girl’s mind,” she said.
The Walter Sisulu University public relations student who hails from KwaZulu-Natal, said her decision to publish a book came about after she had moved to it was when she moved to East London to further her studies. that the publishing of her book came about.
“I started writing the book in 2016 but I couldn’t find a publisher. Then when I moved to East London I met a friend and I was busy telling him that I loved radio and I asked him whether he knew anyone who could help me get into radio. He said the only person he knew was a publisher and I was like ‘jeez, I write too’,” she said.
Madolo said she hopes the book will help other people who are going through failures or anything negative in their lives.
“Not getting what I aimed for in Matric made me feel like a failure because I always aim high in everything that I do in life no matter what it is. It always has to come out as the best otherwise I’ll beat myself up. I wrote the book to change people’s thoughts on how they judge other people due to their failures or anything negative that happens in other people’s lives. This book, will now give people a picture of what goes on people’s minds before they give up in life and before they commit suicide,” she said.
“The book comes in to motivate those who are dealing with failure whether at School or in their lives in general. And it is motivational even to those who regard themselves as failures,” said Publisher Sebenzile Zinganto of Flashlight Press.