HDN (Diphete) Bopape ke morutiši ka modiro. Diphete o gotše e le modiša wa dikgomo yo a dišitšego go fihla ge a eya go šoma bjalo ka morutiši. Le ge a na le mengwaga ya go feta 15 a tlogetše modiro wa borutiši, thuto e sa le kgauswi le pelo ya gagwe. Yo ke moisa yo tee yo a ratago segagabo. O dumela gore go bohlokwa gore a thekge, a godiše le go hlabolla segagabo ka go ngwala dipuku.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small farming community. My parents had livestock but also ploughed fields for crops. I had two options when I was not in school: help my parents with the crops in the field or look after the livestock. I chose to look after the livestock, setting free my younger brothers to help parents on the fields. Herding livestock allowed me plenty of time to read. Being a teacher by profession, my father had a lot of books for reading. I also borrowed books from neighbours and spent a lot of time reading while looking after livestock.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was about 15 years old at the start of high school.
Adi ya "Lenong la Gauta" ke mohuta wa padi ye e bitšwago padi ya botseka. E bitšwa bjalo ka ge e ithekgile godimo ga dinyakišišo tšeo di nepilwego go kgoboketša bohlatse bjo ka bjona yo mongwe a kago begwa goba go latofatšwa ka bosenyi.