Q&A: Kabelo Mabalane
Kwaito musician Kabelo Mabalane talks literature
What are you reading?
THE Steve Jobs Way by Jay Elliot, who was senior vice-president of Apple . It is a tour through Jobs' sterling career.
What was the first book that made an impression on you?
Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch. It came at a time in my life when I needed God simplified . I t portrays God as a friend and not an angry, old, bearded man who just wants to punish us for our shortcomings. On the contrary, I learnt He is merciful and just.
Which author would you most like to have at your dinner table?
Fred Stoeker and Stephen Arterburn, the brains behind the Every Man's Battle series.
They deal with issues that affect men in the area of sexuality, marriage and fidelity.
Which book do you wish you had written?
Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. First because of its success, but most importantly for its impact on many a reader. Warren helps people understand their strengths, weaknesses and essentially who they are and how to identify their purpose.
Have you ever learnt a lesson from a book?
There is the lesson from one of Ray McCauley's books - my character must keep me where my gift takes me.
If you were stuck on an island for the rest of your life, which one book would you take with you?
The Bible. It's a multi-dimensional story that will keep me entertained and occupied.