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Thina Maseko wows to preserve Ndebele fiction

By Luyanduhlobo Makwati

South Africa-based literary artiste, Sithandekile Thina Maseko (pictured above) has vowed to continue growing the visibility and growth of isiNdebele as an indigenous language through her work of arts.

The promising artiste has penned two novels titled Bekunzima Endleleni and Baphila Befungile. The novels were published in 2018 and 2020 respectively by Groep Drukkers, a leading publishing house in Pretoria.

Her books are already out on the market and she is working on modalities to make them available in Zimbabwe.

Speaking to Standard Style, Maseko chronicled her writing journey saying at first she never thought that she would achieve her dreams because writing requires an individual who is thorough and highly creative.

“When I started, my creativity levels were low, but through practice and hard work this is where I am today,” she said.

“In the beginning I would write short stories which I shared with my friends. They later encouraged me to go professional. I heeded to their advice and I am now happy.”

Maseko’s literary work depicts different challenges faced in society, which she captures through moving tales of her creative output encouraging those who are faced with various life problems which resonates to her story lines.

“By and large of what I write I use fiction to a certain extent, but overall my work is informed by dictates of life and daily challenges people face,” she said.

Despite being a literary artiste Maseko doubles as a leader of a traditional dance group called Tsheba Boys, which also plays rhumba music and has performed at various gigs locally and in South Africa.

Born and bred in Plumtree, Maseko aspires to be a cut above the rest and become a renowned artiste.

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