Isaac Tlaka


Isaac Lethau Tlaka was born and raised in Glen Cowie South Africa. He began school at Hlabje primary school and progressed with his secondary education at Ponti secondary school, where he completed Grade 10 and went to Matshumane secondary school to acquire his Grade 12. He discovered himself artistically when he began writing poetry and pieces of self expression. He was also chosen as a hip hop commentator on Sekhukhune FM, where he frequently shared his insight regarding hip hop culture.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
General fiction.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up at Glen Cowie village in Limpopo Province South Africa. This influenced my writing as it is a good place where I set up my stories. I mainly write about the things that I observe from the society around where I grew up.
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The Spirit of the Optimist
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,530. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
This is the story told by Gemini Ramalahla, whose hope for the best in his life got lost after he failed to raise six thousand rand registration fee for his Social Work studies at the University of Limpopo. But as the story went on, it came to the point whereby he eventually managed to retrieve his hope with the help of his good friend by the name of Conscious.