Pabi Moloi inspires us with an Insta-essay ...on books

2014-08-02 13:00


It seems a sudden burst of nostalgia coupled with a sudden desire to just talk has got Pabi preaching... about books... on Instagram.

Local presenter Pabi Moloi was going through some old stuff recently when she stumbled upon an old book from when she was a teeny-tiny little girl. She was so inspired by the book and the story attached to it, that she posted a pic of the old thing on her Instagram account on Thursday morning.


"Found this recently at the house I grew up in," she wrote in the caption, which looked more like a school essay than a picture description. "In my grandpa's writing you can see this book is labeled like a library book.  A 'Pabi's Library' book," she wrote.

Pabi then went on a looong speech about how important books were to her growing up. "People often ask me why I speak the way I do. I've thought about it and the only difference I can think of between myself and many of the other kids who grew up with me ko Diepkloof Zone 4 and Pimville Zone 4 Soweto is this," she wrote.

"Books! I was read to from a super young age. This specific book was from a special children's book club that my parents signed me up for at age six. I was obsessed with picking up my book packages from the post office and diving into the stories all day! Yip! I hardly played mgusha or 'Chicago' or ho zumana on the streets. My nice time was sitting with grandpa hearing his stories or being read to or immersing myself in some magical tales... I know I'm lucky as fuh to have had that at home," she mused.

She finished off with the hope that "one day my babies will pick out books from 'Pabi's Library" and the hope that her fans were doing the same for their children already. Preach, sister. Preach!

At least we know that if her presenting gigs don't work out Pabs can always be a motivational speaker at the local library.


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