Mpho ya gaNgoepe o belegetšwe motseng wa Makgabeng tikologong ya Senwabarwana. Ke moprofesara Yunibesithing ya Afrika-Borwa. Gape ke molaodi wa projeke ya boditšhabatšhaba yeo e bitšwago InterPARES go tšwa Yunibesithing ya British Columbia go la Canada. Ye nngwe ya dingwalwa tša gagwe ke kgobokanyo ya dikanegelokopana e lego “Morole o mosesane” yeo e thupilego maemo a pele ka 2007 diphadišanong tša dikanegelokopana tšeo di bego di swerwe ke Kgoro ya Bokgabo, Dipapadi le Setšo ka profenseng ya Limpopo.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the rural village of Makgabeng in the north west of Polokwane near a small town called Bochum (now Senwabarwana). Growing in this village contributed a lot to my writing as there were no social activities. After school you either go play soccer or tender the livestock. So I spent most of my time reading every piece of work I could lay my hands on. As there were few books, I was left with nothing to read. So I started writing.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing my first manuscript at the age of 19 in 1995 when I was a sophomore at the University of the North. My first manuscript was in English but after the language was constructively criticized by both my former school principal, Mr EB Koka and Via Afrika publishers in Polokwane, I switched to Northern Sotho. Then it was easy for me to express myself in my language.
A short story collection in Sesotho sa Leboa. Ntshwê kê kgobokanyo ye e kgahlišago le ye e nwelelago ya dikanegelo kopana tša mmakgonthe le tše gakgamatšago ka ga mehutahuta ya ditaba tša leago bjalo ka boloi, go fiša baloi, go ngwega le go thinya; tlala le bosenyi, HIV/AIDS; tlaišo ya bana le basadi.