Sithole’s beautiful anthology of 43 short and straightforward poems begins with the most imaginative, beautiful and lively stanza from his poem “Life”: “Scribbling through skylines, in partition of words, vowels bent, into currents of light”. This beautiful book has a blossoming cover and the last two lines of this rhapsodic poem are quite befitting as Sithole writes “the cosmos of your soul, brims to life”.
Part memoir, Sithole describes this collection as something that has connected him “beyond the world of clicks and clanks, beyond the magic of dreaming”. He describes it as something which does “not only documents an evolution towards a higher understanding, but is fundamentally, an account born of its own accord”. This is evident in poems such as Peace, Born, On the day of Freedom, Time Traveller, Flying, Heziph-zar, Midnight dream, A new beginning. It is in these poems that Sithole almost jumps and literally flies away like a bird finally finding its freedom from being caged. Through these poems, we also see Sithole’s dream of flight coming true, we see Beyoncé’s lyrics “I break chains all by myself, won’t let my freedom rot in hell” from her song Freedom, coming