Tumaini: The Captured Story Of A Broken Man

Release Date: July 19, 2020

Title: Tumaini – The Captured Story of A Broken Man

Author: Jade Novelist

Tumaini – The Captured Story Of A Broken Man



Tumaini is a poetry anthology written by Jade Novelist, that serves as a partial memoir, a dedication to his late son. In this anthology, Jade eloquently uses poetry to retell the story of his relationship with the mother of his son, the loss of his son, and his journey towards healing.

A trip down memory lane; retelling the history of the two lovers, where love almost conquered all. It delves into the love, sex and vulnerability felt by Jade during his relationship and mourning. 

The anthology places emphasis on healing. It’s a reminder that sometimes the first step to healing, is acknowledging that you are in pain. Sometimes the pain goes away, sometimes it doesn’t but no matter what, you will get to live. 

Tumaini is for anyone who knows of loss. The loss of self, the loss of love and the loss of a loved one. Tumaini was written for those looking for Hope.

“Healing is a journey that has no specific ending nor duration, although the journey comes with uncertainty, it is one that we all embark on at least once in our life time.”

The ebook version was released on the 19th of July. It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble & Smashwords.

It will also be available for purchase on the following platforms: GooglePlay Books, Scribd, Xinxii and UKINKLIBRARY.

Print Version is available from Shop Black.

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Extracts from Tumaini

It felt like my soul was trapped and after our first kiss, I could breathe for the first time in my life.

We could not occupy the same space without our eyes exchanging stares, without our bodies chasing one another’s heat.

We were each other’s home, a safe place after lifetimes of broken hearts. 

When we said, “I’m meant to be yours”, we meant it in the literal sense; as if we were reincarnations that finally got it right. 

We loved like our lives depended on it and each day was our last to live.


What Other Readers Are Saying

Njabulo Magagula

I have read a lot of emotional books but I’ve never felt such a feeling of pensive sadness from a book in my life.”


“This is the kind of book one needs to read whenever they feel like the love is fading, just to remind that you can work things out.”

B. Mofokeng

“Society never focuses on the loss felt by a man when he loses a child, it was refreshing to see a man vulnerable.”

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