Archie Mhlanga


Born 20 February 1981 in Klerksdorp, South Africa. Spent youth in Zimbabwe and now live in South Africa.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Absolute favorite is anything by Khalil Gibran! 'Hiawatha' - can I say that? maybe it doesn't count, and even worse, I am breaking the rules here... Dante Alighieri's 'Inferno' as Wadsworth Longfellow would have us encounter it, and breaking the rules again... Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'Kubla Khan; or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment'
'The Silver Sword'... 'The Stone Mother and Child' by J.B. Heaton... which I learnt to read when I was four and it made an impression. From then on I mad it my mission to question the truth of things and in things. 'The Teachings of Don Juan' and anything by Carlos Castaneda
I easily get lost here because I remember reading a poem a day or whole book every three to four days from when I was five - there is a record somewhere at my first school. I had read D.H. Lawrence by the time I was 8 or 9 and was onto Shakespeare at age 7 already.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I seldom wake up without immediately feeling a sense of unease that comes from knowing that I have not lived my best day yet and then I usually decide something has to be done about it. How do I know that I have not lived my best day yet? So easy! I wake up and feel immediately challenged! The first challenge is almost always to remember what I planned to do with my day the previous night. No matter what... I always draw a blank, and then I play a game with myself: Will I remember after some TM? If I do, bonus! And if I don't, that is a perfect signal that there is something bothering me that I have not paid proper attention to! This is usually really bad cause I'm not wired for avoidance and it scares me when I'm avoiding something deep down that may be powerful enough to slow me down.
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'Let Me Gather Myself' - Discover the New You
Price: $4.99 USD. (Free until June 17!) Words: 620. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
I wrote this book to get you back to being purposeful, useful and socially responsible. I hope it gets you mad and ready. The rest is up to you. It's not a treatise on the English language and I have been lax on the spelling and grammar - the message being... it's about what you learn - from what I mean and not what I'm saying - so that you can get your head and heart right and move on.

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