By Titos Makondo
The University of Limpopo student, Amos Baloyi did not wait to turn thirty to chase his dreams. All he wished for was to be an author of fiction to rejuvenate the lives of many.
At the age of 21, a gifted young man from Jim Nghalalume village in Limpopo inked a thriller Xitsonga novel titled ‘Bya Jika vutomi lebyi’ published by Chaval publishers on the 3rd of September 2021.
With wrinkles of smiles on his face, Amos told Mathonsi Media Express that ‘Bya Jika vutomi lebyi’ Is not just a book but a life coach to aid people to deal with life’s ups and downs.
“The novel entails of the protagonist who faced tremendous challenges in the highway of self-actualization but he never gives up until his dream came credible”, the author summarised his book.
The author of ‘By Jika vutomi lebyi’ said that his novel has a message from the moon to share with the world, so interesting, and perusing it would be like enjoying honey.
” You will never put it down until you turn the last page. So by buying my book you are not flushing down your money in a chamber. Get yourself a copy and support your local artist at www.CHIH.co .za or info@CHIH.co.za”, he assured.
Amos was a book wizard from a tender age. He couldn’t turn to bed before turning on few pages on ‘swi tlula magandzelo’, a book penned by the late Isaac saki Shabangu.
“As reading turned to be my hobby at grade 11, a burning desire to be an author filled my heart”, The novelist highlighted.
The new budding writer is currently shaping his life with education at the University of Limpopo where he enrolled for a Bachelor’s degree in Administration in local government.
Though unemployment is a national crisis, Amos is not a parasite. Apart from writing, he owns a small printing business called Baloyi Printworks where he raises instant cash to make ends meet.
“If you dream it you can do it. Be on your mark to embark on your dream”
He concluded by persuading south African youth to prioritize education as Nelson Mandela’s quote says, “Education is a weapon to eradicate poverty”.