South African Poet Musa Gift Masombuka releases his third collection

April 13, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Musa Gift Masombuka is an eighteen year old South  African author. He published his first collection at the age of 15, titled Flog A Dead  Horse: Poetry Anthology.

He got deeper into poetry and has learned a lot about it by reading other poets’ work. Having now been in the ‘industry’ for four years, this time he is back with his third poetry collection MY WORDS IN VOLUMES: Emotions Of A Poet.

In this collection he has collaborated with his friend Pule Sanny Shaku, further extending his wings through India working with the very best Indian poets. The other collaborator is a lecture of English Language and Literature at the Chandikol University, Prof. Rajendra K. Padhi.

Musa has been working on this poetry collection from November 2015 and has now released it to the public. ‘MY WORDS IN VOLUMES: Emotions Of A Poet‘ is packed with 50 poems that are food for the soul; an eye catching introduction and foreword; poetic theory and glossary. ‘MY WORDS IN VOLUMES: Emotions Of A Poet‘ is in the author’s words ‘the best book he has ever worked on”. This book has poems with a variety of themes for those who console themselves through reading.

Despite being from South Africa, none of Musa’s books have been published in his native country. He has always admired working with outside countries, because their services are excellent. He said that not all South African publishers distribute through Amazon which offers a wide range of marketing. His 2016 book ‘MY WORDS IN VOLUMES: Emotions Of A Poet‘ has been reviewed several times since it has been released and has always come out top; this is what makes him happy.

This book features most of his poems including his most famous ‘FATHERLESS ME; MOTHERLESS I [Part 2]‘. Musa says that he doesn’t write for money, that is why he doesn’t mind giving away eBooks of his collections. “It is only when you have published then you must set a price for your book then that’s where money comes in”, he said. Musa believes in creating history that is written somewhere, following one of the quotes which says that “children are born with talent but not all of them grow up with it.


Below is one of the poems from ‘MY WORDS IN VOLUMES: Emotions Of A Poet‘ and a foreword extract.



[M.G Masombuka]


In the night we stand,

and let our minds extend.

Our hearts correspond,

and our souls will bond.

Pretty corners.

They are secret holders,

and memory keepers.

They hold each moment.

All those wonderment,

and stories shared.

The rocks will tell you all.

and the street lights will film it all.

Those corners,

they hold so much of our history.







Have you ever felt that the world inside you is building up into a bitter taste? Has life to you seem to be very promising but at the end the ends couldn’t meet? Have you been spiritually abused? Is life starting to become your worst nightmare and the people closer to you seem to be invisible because you are too absorbed in your thoughts? Is your rosy garden filled with thorns, that pricks at you every time happy moments strike? Is life to you becoming more like a daydream dressed like a nightmare, wishing that you could one day wake up and find the storm all over? Are you suffering the emotional torture and life to you has started to be meaningless?

How do you feel? Do you have some magic moments you would like to share but do not know how to express them in words? Are you a cupid spreading love to others and want to express it more in a poesy way? Are stuck in a middle of a love struck and would like to get over it? Do you have reminiscent memories that are sheer than the shining moon and beautiful like the night sky full of stars? Life can be wonderful sometimes.

Are you still struggling to forgive and forget about the apartheid leap that has drenched the blood of fellow South Africans? Have you travelled and lived in your friend’s souls and would like to express your emotions about what you experienced? Are you a man of nature and has a thing for the animals and creatures? Do you appreciate your life and very thankful for as long as you breathe?

Have you seen the struggle of life? Those horrifying moments when everyone has turned the back on you and felt like you are in your own planet of troubles and helplessness? Have you ever sat down and looked at life from a different angle and see things that not everyone could ever see? Has that helped you enough to can confess that you understand life much better?

Poetry marks one of the shortest ways to express thoughts and emotions, it has been divided into a wide of ranges where writers express themselves in different emotions and situations. Poets put their pens on the paper to console their emotions and also to send us an important message about their experiences in life, they are our messengers of  life. Poets and writers have always been regarded as the titanium towers because their souls are undefeatable for they find healing and rehabilitation in their writings. Writing also serves as a big part of the rehabilitation process.

No matter how you feel, this book is designed for you with emotions and moments to share. MY WORDS IN VOLUMES: Emotions Of A Poet has been written for everyone with a troubled soul. It is a book that will help you deal with all your solutions by healing your soul while making you strong. It is again aimed to teach you the important lessons of  life and prepares you to all the walks of  life. The poems has been carefully selected and well penned for you to get the message while healing your broken soul.

By Diapayan Nair [Poet; Author and Freelancer]



‘MY WORDS IN VOLUMES: Emotions Of A Poet’ can be purchased or downloaded as an e-book via Amazon, here.



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Musa Gift Masombuka

Born on 1st April 1998, bred in Siyabuswa and grew up at Regae township in Marble Hall, South Africa. First son on his mother’s and last on his father’s side. Published poet at an early age of 15. He is an Arts group leader at his community. A SATMA Awards nominee of 2014. Musa has explored South Africa through his writings, reciting poems and accompanying performing artists of his community.


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