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By Busisiwe Mbatha | Mar 16, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 31 ]

I try to dispel notions like 'men have no feelings' or 'men don't feel pain'

BUDDING North West writer and dub poet Abueng Ntsimane, aka Abueng Jnr, believes strongly in love.

"My aim is to ignite people's faith in love and its power," says Ntsimane, who has just released a new book and CD titled In the Scheme of Things.

"My book chronicles the thoughts and emotions I felt when I experienced love and heartbreak in my own life.

"The book and CD are my way of explaining these moments and feelings," the young artist says.

The book is an anthology of his poems, while in the CD the young artist showcases his rapping and singing skills.

"Normally it is women who tend to show their emotions in matters of love," he says.

"In both my book and CD I try to dispel notions like 'men have no feelings' or 'men don't feel pain'.

"It is wrong to think men do not feel the heartbreak of a love affair gone wrong.

"The work tries to show love and heartbreak as experienced by men. The work is from a man's point of view."

Ntsimane only discovered his love for writing after studying tourism and fashion design.

The poet says video editing also contributed to his love of writing.

"I feel happy every time I write something down.

"Though poetry is my first love, writing has given me reason to find meaning in my life."

The dub poet also helped start the Ukukhanya Arts Project with University of Rochester community educator Kingdom Mufhando and immuno-pathogenesis expert Professor Clive Gray in 2005.

Ukukhanya is a nongovernmental arts project which was established in Rustenburg but is now based in Chicago in the United States.

The Ukukhanya concept raises HIV-Aids awareness through the arts and also raises funds for Aids orphans and child-headed households.

One of Ntsimane poems, titled Who am I, was the theme song at an International Aids Conference in Durban in 2005.

He says his parents are his role models.

"They were strict, but now I realise that they only wanted the best for me.

"I thank them for everything," he says.

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Good morning

Today's scripture:

Romans 13:13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.

Mar 16, 2012 8:29 | 0 replies

I still don't know the meaning of Love

Mar 16, 2012 11:14 | 0 replies

Most men will only allow themselves to get hurt once by a woman in their lives and when that happens in almost all subsequent relationships, it will be about "doing unto others before they do unto you", ori kanjani Mosquer ? ne bible isho njalo mos.

Mar 16, 2012 11:14 | 0 replies

So what###

Mar 16, 2012 11:48 | 0 replies

Nice one Junior. "The family" ya wits Tech Majuba via Panorama!

Mar 16, 2012 12:14 | 0 replies

@SeshegoGuY
I still don't know the meaning of Love
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stop trying to understand it bru......there is no such thing......!

Mar 16, 2012 1:56 | 0 replies

noni1978
do they hev feelings kodwa ? i just wonder
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yes......watch Chiefs & Pirates 2moro......you will see some grown men crying indeed......that is feelings for you.

Mar 16, 2012 1:58 | 0 replies

Love do not hurt me again....

Mar 16, 2012 2:28 | 0 replies

@Raven

you woman must forget about love....it does not exist ma lady.

Mar 16, 2012 2:30 | 0 replies

I didn't know NW people could read and write,they are buzy with drinking and sleeping around.

Mar 16, 2012 3:1 | 0 replies

itsme4sure
@Raven

you woman must forget about love....it does not exist ma lady.
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You sound like a frustrated dumped 16 years school boy,who had manyobisto 2 years ago. Now the pile is up. hlogo ya fisa.

Mar 16, 2012 3:31 | 0 replies