From beggar to best-selling author: Meshack Bevhula inspires SA

From beggar to best-selling author: Meshack Bevhula inspires SA

- Meshack Bevhula was once unemployed and as took to the streets to appeal to publishers to consider his book

- He is now a published author

- Meshack is only 320 copies shy of achieving the National Best-Selling Badge

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Author, Meshack Bevhula, reflected on his long journey to success on social media. The talented author enthused about how he went from stressing about finding a publisher to buy his book, to stressing about only having 320 copies left before he hits the National Best-Selling Badge.

The 28-year-old man went from being an unemployed street beggar to a published author — and inspired thousands of South Africans in the process. In 2016, Meshack, who is from Giyani in Limpopo, wrote a book but couldn't find a publisher after several rejections, previously reported.

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Desperate, he took to a street corner in Vooslurus, Gauteng, with a placard appealing for help in finding a publisher for his book. Finally, Classic Age Publishers accepted his novel, Drowning In Own Tears. The novel is set in Soweto and highlights issues facing the black community, especially poverty.

Seeing his post on Twitter, many South Africans were eager to be part of the 320 buyers who put his book on the prestigious list.

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Many users also thanked him for being such an inspiration for everyone to always follow their dreams

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