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In conversation with Folane Makututsa

A few weeks ago I slid into Folane Makututsa's DM and asked to interview him. I waited and waited for a reply. There was no reply! Until a few days ago when his name popped up. He had replied (hooray!)  and we scheduled a conversation.  After a long time wanting to meet him, I met …

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On meditation, Pula-Molomo and being a vessel: Leomile Motsetsela.

I first saw Leomile in 2010 at Machabeng College. I was in S1 and she was addressing the school as the SRC President. She finished IB2 and I never saw her again until about two years ago when she was on the exact amphitheatre stage. What was different this time was that she was with …

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ON BEING A REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE IN POST-COLONIAL LESOTHO

By Mats'eliso Mots'oane  Exactly a year ago I made the bold decision to move back to my beloved home country, with the hopes of reconnecting with myself, my roots, and falling back in love with Lesotho. A move like this among my peers is rarely ever made by choice, often times Basotho nationals come back …

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People have whole lives

Autono | ME

People have whole lives

Before we arrive | Barge in | Knock quietly

Before we ask to be let it

Before we quietly demand it

People have whole lives

Lives that are full:

  • Of friends
  • Of life
  • Of travel
  • Of love
  • Of dreams
  • Of plans
  • Of sunrise
  • Of oceans
  • Of weekends
  • Of family
  • Of fullness

I imagine you are waiting for me

Maybe not to complete your picture

Your mandala looks complete even without this particular shade of yellow

But I imagine you wait for me anyway

I don’t quite remember which reason I dreamed up

When we have created another full life

When we have chased joy and splendour in all the places we imagine they exist

Will your whole life, the one you had before I told you I would make your dreams come true

Will it still be beautiful?

Because I don’t want to ruin it with…

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A returning to home + childhood silences and their fragility

The geography of home for me has been blurry for as long as I can remember. The blurriness was and still is caused by the conflicting ideas of what I wish home was or would be compared to what it actually is. I have navigated life for a long time with an unsettling pain that …

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Innerview: Audre Lorde, The Project and the transformation of silence

One day a while ago, my Interneting led me to a life changing discovery: Audre Lorde. At the time, feminism seemed a bit complex and in hindsight, I realise that it was and it still is made to seem complex by the systems in place which thrive on the ideas that MY feminism and other …

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In Conversation: Thakane Shale on financial health, asking questions and the power of choices

  Tsebo: These interviews are weird ha li qala but who are you? Thakane: Thakane Shale, 26. Law graduate. Writer, feminist.working towards a CFP qualification Tsebo: What's a CFP qualification? Thakane: Certified Financial Planner, I am passionate about personal finance Tsebo: Also, tell me a bit about how you grew up? Thakane: My parents separated …

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