Tag: Lesotho

Poetry, Tale Africa

This Truth but no Further

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho, the Mountain Kingdom The truth is I am scared. I am really scared. But I will not tell you that. I will tell you only of how scary the things I fear are. I will speak about them as vaguely as I can. I will not personalise them too much. Because when I speak truthfully, I […]

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Between Walls (Finale)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho She closed her eyes and buried her head into her knees. She was still crying. For herself. For her mother who would have wanted her to choose herself over anything. Passing so easily caused her herself, which was everything. How could she have told Patrick or Mellissa without them judging her? Her judgement of herself […]

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Africa

By Sekantši Sitsane, Lesotho  Like Thabo Mbeki, I’m an African. I was born in this land and in it I shall die And everyday Africa is reborn in me I eat from her soil and drink from her streams She too is replenished by the hands of her people Their flesh and blood fertilise the plains Our heroes: who gave […]

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Between Walls (3)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho Libuseng stared helplessly at the cubicle’s door. There had been two knocks on the door and three attempts to open it. She had just kept quiet. She had heard one girl say the toilet was locked because it was probably not working. At some point, she had heard Mama Lydia humming a sefela, in her […]

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Between Walls (2)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho A packet full of stuff. He had always called her this. “You are like a packet full of stuff- I think I have grasped one thing about you and the next thing, I find another,” he used to say this with marvel. Patrick had always admired her for that. Libuseng had met Patrick during their […]

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Between Walls (1)

By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho Libuseng rushed to the bathroom, into the small toilet cubicle and locked herself in. Beams of the Tuesday afternoon sunlight gushed in through the small, circular window located high on the wall opposite to the toilet door. The walls of the tiny cubicle which, in their prime time, must have had fresh, white glazing paint on them, […]

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Her Tears

  By Sekantši Sitsane, Lesotho There was a beautiful girl Her innocence almost taken But a warrior stood up for her Through speech and spear Again with words and swords He protected her all he could So when all the other lillies got picked, The roses whose petals were picked- She remained… Like an oasis in the midst of a […]

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Reflections

Born a Monster

By Katiso Thatho, Lesotho This morning I woke and something felt amiss although I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I wasn’t sure whether it was just my imagination or perhaps something I had eaten the night before didn’t sit well with me. I left my home for school as I had done every other morning and as I […]

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The Haunted House

By Katiso Thatho, Lesotho: I find myself standing out here once again, peering through the window when I think no one is looking. As I look inside I see the chubby young boy burst into the house with every kind of stain imaginable on his school uniform and the biggest smile on his face. He hurriedly takes off his shoes […]

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