Selina Velaphi is an Author, who has self-published her debut book; a memoir, titled ‘Beautifully Broken. As a qualified Teacher and HR professional, she has always been in the corporate space until her ancestral calling as an Indigenous Healer started knocking. She left the glitz and glamour of Johannesburg and moved back home to East London. This is when she started to write with the intention to publish her work. As a Healer, her writing has a common theme of African Spirituality. She believes that she has been called to heal through storytelling and to educate the spirit of the African child. When she takes off her HR hat, she is a Healer, a Spiritual Life Coach, a Public Speaker, a mother to her teenage son, Endinako and a dog named Spike. She finds soul therapy in reading, writing, gardening, baking and tea. Intsini Ilotyolwa Ngeenyembezi is her first novel in her indigenous language; isiXhosa.
MY ISIXHOSA NOVEL: INTSINI ILOTYOLWA NGEENYEMBEZI
Intsini ilotyolwa ngeenyembezi libali elisekwe kwiphondo iRhawuti; liyokugqibezeleka kwiPhondo leMpuma-Koloni. UNosipho Luswazi oyinzalelwane yase Mdantsane, kwiPhondo leMpuma-Koloni, ligqiyazana elifundile, eliphila ubomi belixesha ngakumbi obuza nemali. Imingeni yobomi bumenza aphatheke kakubi kwingqesho, aphazamiseka empilweni ngokwasenyameni, nangokomoya bade oogqirha basentshona, bathi unesimo sokudakumba. Uzibona, ehlangabezana nobunzima okuphupha, iingqaqambo zomzimba, umbilini nakukushiywa ngabantu abathandayo. Emva kokuxhathisa, enyamezele nakubeni eziva ukuba ingathi ushiywa zingqondo; uye wahlalutya lemiba ngokubuyela kwikhaya lakhe eMdantsane. Kulapho athe watyhilelwa ngengulo yakhe emhlophe, yobizo lobugqirha.
Sililandela elibali naxa esamkela ubizo lwakhe, elungisa umnombo wakhe ngokubuyisela amasiko awalahlwayo kowabo emaTshaweni nakulonina kooNdlovu. Ibali lika Nosipho, liyasikrobisa kumasiko nezithethe zakwaXhosa nokubaluleka kwawo. Ibali eli liyasifundisa ngokubaluleka kokubeyela embo, ukubaluleka kwemiyalezo evela kookhoko nokuzazi ukuba ungubani ukuze ufumane impilo. Umyalezo webali uchaza ukuba ukugcoba emoyeni nasenyameni kwandulelwa ziintsizi nobunzima.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Intsini ilotyolwa ngeenyembezi is a story based in Gauteng and completed in the Province of the Eastern Cape. Nosipho Luswazi, a native of Mdantsane, in the Province of the Eastern Cape is an educated woman, who lives a modern life that comes with money. Life challenges see her suffering badly in the workplace. She suffers from both physical and mental health until Western doctors diagnose her with depression. She experiences anxiety, strange dreams, physical pain, mental health and losing her loved ones. After resisting even though she felt like she was losing her mind; she decided to go back home to Mdantsane. It is there that it is revealed to her that she has an ancestral calling.
Through Nosipho’s journey, we see that modern life can throw us off our path and disconnect us from our roots, leading to mental and physical discomfort. However, by embracing our ancestral heritage, we can find healing and connect with our true selves. This message is important for all of us, regardless of our cultural background, as it reminds us to honor our roots and seek guidance from those who came before us. Furthermore, the story highlights the importance of restoration and preserving cultural traditions for future generations, which is necessary for a rich and diverse society. Overall, Intsini Ilotyolwa Ngeenyembezi is a touching and inspirational story that teaches us about cultural wisdom, self-discovery, and the transformative power of embracing our heritage.
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