Itani Netshiongalwe, a third-year Computer Systems Engineering student
Nineteen-year-old (19) Itani Netshiongalwe, a third year Computer Systems Engineering student at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) will be launching his book titled, “The Reality of Reality”.
The book launch will take place at the VUT Desmond Great Tutu Hall on 26 May, from 10am until 2pm.
The book portrays the reality of a teenage love affair. A pair of star crossed teenage lovers become one when they get married and then they end up separating, and eventually become two separate individuals, delving into their “reality of a reality.”
Itani has always been a fan of movies and dramas. He’d often have dreams of himself watching movies. While dreaming of movies, he realized that it was just stories in his head, so he then started jotting down these stories and ideas. He realised that he could actually write a movie out of these short stories (dreams), but he ultimately decided to write a book instead. One of his biggest influencers in writing is the legendary William Shakespeare.
The Reality of Reality took a whole year to write. He started the writing process in February 2017, initially for a radio competition. However, he later backed out of the competition due to the standard of his book being much higher than the bar, he explains.
The book is fiction, but some elements in it are based on real life experiences. It is published by Club Readership, and will be available for R250 per copy at the book launch on Saturday.
General admission to the event is R20 per person and R100 for a VIP admission, which includes refreshments.