I was born in England lived in South Africa before moving
to Los Angeles in 2009. My accent is British South African.
You'd most likely have to hear it to pinpoint it. Search for me on YouTube and maybe you'll find a couple of embarrassing home-made videos of me reciting poems.
I am deeply passionate about language, communication and
the written word. From an early age I devoured literature
and poetry and to this day enjoy a passionate love affair with
the expressive arts. I also love nature and the
Great Outdoors and exploring.
Africa is such a beautiful, albeit harsh continent.
It has provided me with much inspiration for my poetry and in
my writing. Although my poetry is not limited to any one genre
or specific style, I have written much about social issues in the
hope of raising awareness to the plight of victims.
In spite of the serious nature of some of my poetry,
I have a keen sense of humour (humor) and have written
many lighthearted stories.
I am the founder and CEO of Chanti Niven International
CNI is the holding company for Captivating Speakers,
Captivating Kids and Club Captivate, a club for professional speakers and those who wish to take their speaking to the next level. We run programs to help people develop their
communication skills in order to achieve their personal goals.
I believe that good communication skills are vital to
success in every area of life, personal and professional.
Enjoy reading my work and please offer your feedback
or feel free to contact me directly via my message board
or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Language shapes the way we think, and
determines what we can think about."
Benjamin Lee Whorf