UKZN alumnus, Ms Kaylah Boyce has self-published an anthology of poetry titled, The Exposition on Amazon Kindle.

Boyce who obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Media and Cultural Studies and an Honours degree in English Literature said that her journey to become a writer started at a very young age. ‘I developed an immense passion for reading and writing during my teenage years and I decided to pursue my dreams in the world of literature wholeheartedly after matric.’

Boyce, who started this project in her third-year of study at UKZN, said that the book is a compilation of poems written and edited over a few months.

It was inspired by her personal experiences and those closest to her, as well as the literature she studied during her postgraduate year. The book explores issues of growth, self-love, empowerment and healing which she hopes will impact the lives of many, giving them hope, comfort, a new perspective and the strength to face new challenges.

Boyce shared her sense of accomplishment and excitement at becoming a first-time author, ‘I’m in a state of bliss about becoming a published author. It has been my dream from a very young age and I feel blessed and grateful that it has come true, especially in my youth.’

Her plans for the future include publishing another anthology of poetry as a sequel to The Exposition. She currently works as a social media content writer for a creative agency called Muse Libra and in her spare time enjoys blogging and crafts.

Boyce thanked her lecturers at UKZN for nurturing her writing skills and her family and friends for helping her at different stages of the book and encouraging her to fulfil her dreams. ‘I am very grateful and blessed to have such an amazing support structure,’ she said.

To access The Exposition on Amazon Kindle click here.

Words: Hlengiwe Khwela

Photographs: Supplied