Thabiso Tsietsi Lakajoe

Biography

Thabiso Tsietsi Bafana Lakajoe ke mongodi wa dithothokiso le tse ding tsa dingolwa tsa Sesotho. Lakajoe ke mongodi ya lwanelang ditokelo tsa puo ya letswele hore le yona e tshwane hape e hlokomelwe jwaloka puo tse ding. Maqephe Buleha ke buka ya hae ya pele ya dithothokiso tsa Sesotho. O ngola ka Sesotho ho kgothatsa hape le ho kgothalletsa bangodi ba dingolwa tsa Sesotho le puo tse ding tse fumanwang Afrika Borwa hore ba phahamise puo tsa bona tsa letswele. Tse ding tsa dithothokiso tsa hae di phatlaladitswe ho ITCH Journal, Poetry Potion, 2017 AvBob Poetry Competition, Love letters to My Child, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Sol Platjie EU Poetry Anthology.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born and raised in Soweto, in a location called Moroka North, ha MmaMosa le Mokhele ka hodima anfolopo. I was raised by my grandparents who are both from Lesotho and as the first grandchild - I was tasked with a responsibility to read and reply to letters from the relatives in Lesotho and South Africa addressed to my grandparents. This is where my journey started as a writer and passion for the passion for Sesotho language was born. throughout primary and high school, I was always the top learner in my class when it came to vernacular. My Sesotho Teachers also served as influence - they would ask me to read in front of the class, and encouraged me to write and read widely.
When did you first start writing?
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Maqephe buleha
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,650. Language: Sesotho. Published: September 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry
Maqephe Buleha which is title of the book, when loosely translated means pages open up so that I can write. This a 66 page (A5 book) Sesotho poetry collection that presents 47 poems covering different themes like hope, land, motivation, love, current affairs, hope for a better Africa and for an African child, friendships, disappointments etc.

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