Blogs in December 2020

Singing Away the Hunger 7th December 2020

Mpho describes a life of grinding poverty and endless toil, of cruelty and tragedy, that would have crushed most people but has revealed in her a resilience and an independent spirit.

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Red Dust, Red Sky 5th May 2020

The story of a young Southeast Asian girl’s life with her eccentric “blended” family in Lesotho, and her search for the truth about her absent father, is a parable for the country’s own quest for freedom and maturity.Red Dust,...

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The Mountain School 5th May 2020

The Kingdom of Lesotho is a mountainous enclave in southern Africa, and like mountain zones throughout the world it is isolated, steeped in tradition, and home to few outsiders. The people, known as Basotho, are respected in the area...

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Innocent in Africa 5th May 2020

An amusing and poignant story of a teacher from South London who, on an overnight impulse, joins her partner in The Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.

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Everything Lost Is Found Again: Four Seasons in Lesotho 5th May 2020

Funny and heartfelt, this amalgamation of memoir and essay collection tells the story of twenty months the author spent in Lesotho, the small, landlocked kingdom surrounded by South Africa. There he finds a spirit of joyful absurdity and resolve,...

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