Alex Fan Moniz – the unusual journeys of a poet
For many years immersed in an international banking career, the writing little voice from his childhood grew louder and set free for Alex Fan Moniz.
<blockquote> “The sea is a living, fascinating world. We are so focused on discovering the Universe, yet we know little about what lies beneath the water in our planet. I need water, swimming in it, listening to it. Maybe I was a fish in a previous life?” </blockquote><p>Having chosen to remain virtually unpublished for over twenty years, this self-described “part-time” writer and photographer has now 5 books out and promises this is just the beginning:The author says: “I always thought that one day I’d like to publish a book and wrote bits and pieces of fiction, many poems, short-stories which almost invariably ended up in a drawer. That thought never went away and after years of leaving it for “later”, I felt something was missing in my life. It was one day, alone; whilst taking photographs and trekking the amazing Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, in South Africa that a book idea defined itself in my mind. It wasn’t an epiphany of sorts, more like a clear idea of how the book should look like. It took me a couple of years to find the time, and in 2013 my first book “Colours of South Africa” was launched. That was the beginning I think, as after that first ambition was achieved; I was ready to discover and explore my “writing world”. It is a process of self-discovery, growth, liberation, enormous personal fulfillment.The exhilaration of creating books and being able to share them with others is the best feeling in the world”. <a title="His books are mainly in English. From his first publication “Colours of South Africa”, the author incorporates other languages in his works. He spent months trying to find native Khoekhoe, Zulu and other poets who could translate some of his poems." href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alex-Fan-Moniz/e/B00J79LAO0#">http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alex-Fan-Moniz/e/B00J79LAO0#</a></p>