Katucia Moussongo Bitsaka is officially a published author
Twenty-six-year-old (26) Katucia Moussongo Bitsaka, a Vaal University of Technology (VUT), Public Relations, Master’s Degree student never imagined that she’d one day be a published author. Nor did she plan on pursuing a career in writing.
Katucia has published her first book, titled; BLUES – We are all concerned. The book focuses on the effects of depression and rejection. She challenges the societal myth that claims depression as a “stage that will pass”. It’s an illness that needs to be attended to. Through this book, Katucia aims to help the reader overcome rejection, anxiety and depression.
The 35 page, self-published book was Katucia’s way of expressing her thoughts and sharing her experiences with others who are going through depression. “I was often overcome by emotions of sadness and feeling lonely, and I thought it best to express this. After observing my peers, I soon realised that I’m not the only one going through these emotions. It was easier for me to write about my observations and experiences. I realised after a few chapters that I was actually working on a book and then I decided to publish it. I published the book myself, I’m also promoting it myself, however, Reach Publishing assisted me with the editing,” she said.
The book delves into the life of a young girl named “BLUES”, the reader is taken through her life journey and her first experience of rejection – which then leads to a series of events that causes her to go into depression. “I decided to give depression a life-like character, so as to make it easily relatable to the reader. BLUES is a solution to fighting off depression. It takes you through the healing processes and also highlights the importance of faith and prayer,” said Katucia.
BLUES, is Katucia’s first project, it’s currently available as an e-book on Amazon, Kindle, Smash Words and on her website www.katuciamoussongo.com. She is currently working on her second book titled; Women Empowerment. With an online magazine that was launched in August, called “Thoughts on life”, Katucia is proving to be a very busy woman, with a mission to change the world – one book at a time.
I was sitting on my bed last night, I stood and asked myself the question,
IS TOMORROW OURS?
Well, we can say yes , it does, i will stand, wake tomorrow and do this and that. I will plant my potatoes, travel, do some some shopping and live.
It sounds nice
But in the past and even today, i learned that tomorrow is not ours whatever we planned.
Some people woke up at 9AM and at 11AM, there was a sad news mentioning that they are no more part of this existence.
Even, in our plans, things does not often go as we wished. We are so limited , not knowing the future.
This world is becoming so uncertain, so unstable. You hear about hurricane in Porto Rico and the next day it is near your house.
You go out and you can get robbed or even stabbed.
Many things are happening, making me think TOMORROW IS NOT MINE.
I thank the Lord for protection and all. I cannot stop living and close the doors, deciding not to go out and do nothing.
What i do is to pray for his HAND on me and my family as well as …
It's a novel dedicated to those in constant torment with the purpose of encouraging them.
I had some difficulties explaining what my book is all about. But after meeting people and having a feedback from relatives and acquaintances, i can say that BLUES is a novel dedicated to people who are suffering with the aim of encouraging them in their life journey.
I am still new in the Publishing industry.Therefore i learn from my everyday mistakes.
WE LEARN EVERYDAY RIGHT?
Do not hesitate to look for it on Amazon, Smarshword, my website...
WE ARE ALL CONCERNED
can never understand the pain caused by the loss of a dear friend, relatives or
acquaintance. Putting yourself in the shoe of the person crying in front of you
is not enough. You have to have felt that pain before, to
know that it's tough.
It’s more than any other pain, because you
realise that you ll never see that person again. That s even what makes it more
painful. And all what you possess of him or her, are and will be the memories
you once shared.
It is only after I lost someone that I
understood the meaning of, "I don’t know if I could ever be fine" "I don’t
know if I will make it" " life will never be the same again without.".. Clearly
there are other expressions you can get from people who are wrecked after
losing a dear person. It can take months even years before they can really heal
from that shock and it’s simply understandable. However, it is important to know and
realise that we are born and we are made to die. God has allocated to eac…