Kennedy Mofubetsoane, a promising Botshabelo-based writer and lecturer at the Botshabelo Campus of the Motheo TVET College, has just launched his first book, titled Madimo a Rakotsoana.
The book, which contains a series of short stories in Sesotho, is all about the rich history of Basotho people and their culture. The official launch of the book took place at the recent Macufe Word Fest.
The young wordsmith wants his book to serve as an inspiration for the youth to protect and love the Sesotho language. He touches on issues that young people shy away from because of their modern upbringing.
Mofubetsoane’s passion of writing drove him to the FUBA Arts Centre in Johannesburg in the 1980s to advance his skill as a writer. This is where he wrote his first TV drama called Black Cyborg in 1990. He directed and starred in the drama.
Mofubetsoane has been influenced by some of the local authors, such Thabo Mosole, who introduced him to the world of book publishing.
In an interview with Bloemfontein Courant, Mofubetsoane said that the book is aimed at the youth and attempts to uplift and motivate people with low self-esteem.
The book is available as e-book on www.smashbook.com. For the hard copy you can WhatsApp him on 082-486-5126. – Lebakeng Nkabi