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What I’m Reading – Songwriting, Bassie The Politician and more…

I’m reading a whole lot of material at the same time. These range from textbooks, academic journals to novels to magazines to newsletters. Here’s what’s up this week.

1. Crack The Songwriting Code by Clive Ridgeway – my sister bought me this book at a 2nd hand book shop in Cape Town and it has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while so I finally decided to pick it up. Clive is an experienced songwriter and he shares some incredible insights in this book which, despite the fact that I have been writing music since the age of 11, I did not know.

2. Basetsana Kumalo is on the cover of Destiny Magazine and the article talks about how she is ready to make the move from business to politics in her 40s. I loved how the piece tracked her political influences from a young age and the reasons she cites for wanting to serve in public office.

Bassie On Destiny

3. Although I have already made up my mind as to which party I am voting for on the 7th of May, I still think it is important to be informed and educated in my decision. The State of the Nation Address caused quite the uproar a while ago and I did some digging of my own and found this report by Goldman Sachs that documents our country’s growth since the 1994 elections.

There are my current reads. I also want to start reading classic literature from the 19th and 20th century and have already made a list of some of the books that I want to read from that era.

If you do choose to read some of my reads, happy reading!


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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.


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