The Star Late Edition
Accounting student to new poet
BOTSHELO Mthomboti, a 20-year-old Unisa student, amazed everyone at her school and in the community of Soshanguve when she became an accounting poet, with her book published in September.
The accounting science student has written a groundbreaking accounting poetry book titled A Black Child Transformed by Accounting, earning her the distinction of being one of South Africa’s few accounting poets.
“I come from a very dysfunctional family, and I couldn’t talk to them about anything that I was going through. I am also an outspoken person, on top of that, and that’s how I started to take my writing seriously, because I would write down all my emotions rather than telling them to someone else,’’ said Mthomboti.
“As a young person, I strongly believed that we should venture in a field with passion and the aim of putting something new on the table.
“We should approach science with the aim of curing cancer and all these deadly diseases. We should approach economics with the aim of finding that one micro-economic policy that will help us as an emerging economy.
“So I ventured in the accounting field because I wanted to do something new and something that has never been done before,’’ she added.
Her book has been making waves in the media, with features in publications like Drum and Accountancy SA magazine published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, as well as on popular TV channels like e-tv News, SABC News, and Metro FM.
“My book is serving its purpose; I have noticed that it is very helpful to many out there,” she said.
Mthomboti is poised to make a significant impact in the worlds of both accounting and poetry.