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Samukele Ncube. Photo: Francois Mittins.

@apt613 takeover: Poet Samukele Ncube is featured in our IG Story this weekend

By Apartment613 on February 12, 2021

Ottawa poet Samukele Ncube is taking over Apt613’s IG Story this weekend. Follow @apt613 and @thesamncube.

Samukele Ncube is an artist whose gift lies in writing. As a “recovering perfectionist and overachiever,” writing has been the cornerstone of her journey towards healing and in learning self-love.

Things You Need to Hear Most is her debut collection of poetry, which Ncube says allowed to her to embrace writing for an audience for the first time. Through it, she offers readers the words that she needed on her darkest days. Ncube’s poetry is created through reflections after asking herself, “What do I need to hear most right now?”

The release date for Things You Need to Hear Most is on Sunday, February 14. However, Ncube’s virtual book tour (full schedule here) is a series of talks and IG Live events to get to know the author and take deep dives into the subject matter of her debut poetry collection. Starting at 10am on Saturday, Ncube will log onto @apt613 to share a bit about who she is, introduce the book and where it came from, and throughout the day she will read select passages from Things You Need to Hear Most.

Ncube’s @apt613 takeover will culminate in the official book launch event at 5pm on Saturday, February 13. Hosted by Chisom Adeoye, the virtual event will include readings and a meditation workshop. You’ll only see snippets of the event if you’re following on IG, so be sure to RSVP for the Zoom link if you want to attend the book launch.

“This collection serves as a powerful reminder of the fact that you are more powerful than you know,” says Ncube. “You are a gift and your existence helps to shape the world in a way that is so magical and can only be brought about by you alone. All you need to do is be yourself.”

Follow @apt613 on Instagram and RSVP via Eventbrite for Samukele Ncube’s virtual book launch event on Saturday, February 13 at 5pm.