30 June 2022

Unbound Twitter thoughts for the heart and mind  book by  Author Verlaine-Diane Soobroydoo was launched at  the residence of Tariq Al-Ansari, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of South Africa, in Pretoria.

Unbound Twitter thoughts for the heart and mind is a collection of tweets, poetry, and affirmations that have already reached over 500,000 thousand people on Twitter.

Author Verlaine-Diane Soobroydoo shares the lyrical writing journey that saved her in moments of darkness. Her collection, written in seven parts, reflects our journey as human beings ascending from darkness, growing, changing and eventually reaching completeness.

Each ode incorporates enduring tweets and tips to becoming Unbound…taking you on a journey of reflection, healing and transformation and one that allows you to hear the whispers of your heart so you can and sings them whenever you feel. The words on the pages engage the power to conceptualize being in community with each other.

Everything your heart needed and you didn’t know it…

“I have taken daily inspiration from Verlaine-Diane’s Twitter feed for some time and this collection is an incredible extension of what my heart needs to hear….Not only is it beautifully written, it uplifts my spirits and leaves me feeling empowered, hopeful and grateful…she’s championing the human experience…and connecting us as a community!”

–Malia Baker, Actress

“We are experiencing a world traumatized by a pandemic that is harshest on the poor, unconnected and the discriminated. You long for a voice to soothe the pain, words to get lost in and words to boost the confidence of women and girls. Verlaine does that beautifully in Unbound.”

–Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Former Executive Director of UN Women

“Verlaine is a true champion for women…I am so glad she is using her unique voice to share her wisdom through this collection of heartfelt poems. Unbound is a handbook for finding beauty, tenacity and strength, even in life’s most difficult moments. By sharing her struggles, and her path out of it, she gives us words of encouragement to keep pushing forward to find an inner peace that cannot be broken.”

–Shelly Zelis, CEO, The Female Quotient

The  author Author Verlaine-Diane Soobroydoo  was born in Paris to a Mauritian mother and a Congolese father.

She worked at the United Nations (UN) for UN Women headed by South Africa’s former Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka who attended the book launch at the residence of  His Excellency Tariq Al-Ansari who also worked with Verlaine at the UN when he was Chief of Staff at the UN High Representative and he acknowledged Verlaine for her outstanding contribution to his mission.

The Diplomatic Corps,  academics, government dignitaries and officials  were among those who attended the book launch and had the opportunity to interact with the author and received signed copies of the book.

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