Radio journalist releases first Sesotho book


A young and promising Botshabelo-based wordsmith, Lekgowa Molise, who is a radio journalist at Mosupatsela FM and a motivational speaker, has just released his first Sesotho poetry book, titled Bophelo ke ntwa, meaning: Life is the survival of the fittest.

He was not good at storytelling but did well in poetry at school. At the age of 11, he started to write his literary, fraternity miniscule, but very interesting poetry books, that are filled with words of motivation for everyone and with elements of history and social allies.

In an interview with Bloemfontein Courant, Molise revealed that the book is filled with motivation and is aimed at uplifting individuals’ self-esteem, while preserving the Sesotho language and culture.

“I must confess, I did not know that I was writing a book. I used to write down everything that was happening to me, good or bad.”

Molise further said that what distinguishes this book from other books is that it was published by other writers. He said the book brings hope to those who want to give up in life. The book has 31 poems for people to enjoy.  Molise is inspired by local authors such as Tsietse Phatswane and Teboho Masakala, just to name a few and costs R150. To get a copy of the book, contact Lekgowa Molise on 0799020925 or inbox Lekgowa Molise on Facebook.

Lebakeng Nkabi