Thamsanqa N. Ncube

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Gender MALE
Industry Accounting
Occupation Accountant
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction Where do I start? I am a citizen of the world, who happened to be born in a beautiful country called Zimbabwe, a country I love with all my heart. I have travelled around the world, including Europe, the Americas and Africa and walked and lived with people of different races, tribes, affiliations and afflictions, and that has built in me a huge understanding of the concept of the Global Village, and my place in it. I was born more than 30 years ago, (am growing old and therefore sensitive about my true age!!), in the beautiful hills of Matopo, just outside Bulawayo, and sometimes I like to think that the beauty of that area was my first inspiration towards writing. I started writing when I was probably eight or nine, and had my first published work in the Sunday News in Bulawayo, around 1994, a story about the returning from the war of Liberation of the so-called Comrades, the expectations that they had, and how it all came to nothing for some of them… So the issues of the politics of my country have always, and will continue to be close to my heart.
Interests I am interested in cureent affairs, the arts, especially literature; as well as a bit of my fav. sport, football, or soccer
Favorite Movies I am mostly interested in the grand epics of our time; Alexander, Troy, Shaka Zulu(obviuosly!), and many more ...I like to sit at the movie theatre long after the credits had rolled; tring to imagine how the creative process might have taken place, and the power of re-creating all of that history...
Favorite Music The slower, the better...
Favorite Books I have read most of the Zimbabwean greats; Marechera, Mungoshi, Ndabezinhle Sigogo, Dangarembga; and am sitting down and waiting to read the new writing from our new writers, like Pettina Gappah, Briab Chikwava and Chris Mlalazi. Internationally, my reading started with all of Enid Blyton's popular characters, right up to the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, etc; and then i graduated to the Pacesetters, those brilliantly simply written Nigerian stories of love, witchcraft and the Biafrian war. I am also a great fan of Wilbur's Smith's stories of the wide open African plains, as well as the occassional Afro-political and international biographies and accounts of the various historic events in the world.I have also had a bit of a fling with the African Writing legends of old; Wole Soyinka, Ngugi and Doris Lessing.