Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Child of the Universe From Zero To Hero by Katleho Mosotho

Child of the Universe From Zero To Hero by Katleho Mosotho
Self published on the 12th February 2020.

How I got this book:
Received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Child of the Universe: From Zero to Hero consists of forty-six poems with powerful messages aimed to empower you, add taste to your life and help spread your wings to the fullest potential.

These poems are about the author’s personal day to day real-life experiences as a vulnerable African child exposed to many challenges including parental negligence.

His growth was bittersweet. Numerous miracles happened. The author was lifted-up from a severe sickness. Many times, he found himself in great despair after being expelled from his home by his father. He became like a lost sheep in exile and potential prey. Then he met a loving friend and mentor Dr. Anne, who continued to support him through thick and thin.

These poems speak about life’s challenges, leadership, and how to work hard to achieve your dreams and make a difference to others.

The author was at The Zero point of his life, but today he is a Hero-Child of the Universe.

These poems are not to be missed.

Child Of The Universe is an interesting poetry memoir through which Katleho Mosotho tells the story of his rise from a childhood laced with neglect and abuse to his present successful career as a teacher with university qualifications. His determination to succeed shines through the poems as does his fervent Christian faith - in fact I felt as though several of these works could be read as uplifting prayers as well as personal poetry. I was disappointed that the collection doesn't give a picture of Lesotho life as I had expected elements of this from the synopsis. Instead I would say that Child Of The Universe is an aspirational and motivational work. Mosotho picks out themes and people that had a profound influence on his blossoming, immortalising them in accessible poetry which I appreciated having this opportunity to experience.

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  1. It sounds like it wasn't quite what you expected it to be, but it was still a good enough poetry collection. I do like that it is motivational - definitely something needed right now.

    1. I actually found myself responding more to the prayer poetry which surprised me, but I could appreciate the sentiments