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Ngoana-Matala

Pretoria, South Africa

#1 Oct 19, 2009
"Basotho, chaba se setle, chabana sa ho beoa peo"

Do you think our nation has lived up to these, especially the generations of the mid-80s and beyond?

Indeed, it was a great nation with giants to be proud of. While these geniuses performed, wrote, composed, illustrated, painted, wrote poetry about their land, themselves and who they are, these brought recognition and accolades to the little mountain kingdom.

Literature:
1. Mofolo Thomas Mofolo
2. Seeiso Matlosa
3. Z A Mats'ela
..and many more colleagues, please put up your list

Music
1. J P Mohapeloa
2. Nkau Lephea
3. Marema Raseleso
4. Letsema Mats'ela
5. Sankomota
6. Phau-Manyetse
7. Apollo Ntabanyane
...bolela ba bang motho oa heso hoba ba bangata

Visual Arts
1. Leetsang Paul Ncheke
2. Meshu Mokiti
3. Ntate Makoanyane
...any more. Think about clay sculptors, potters/ceramists etc

Performing Arts
1. Lihoba tsa ka Belina le Lestsema Mats'ela
2. Likhibi tsa Matsieng ( ha ke tsebe lebitso la sehlopaha)
....tlatsetsa Mosotho oa heso, especially in the area of theatre if you know any individual or group that performed to place Lesotho in the world map.

Does our country still have the capacity to produce this calibre of talent?
Max

Maynooth, Ireland

#2 Oct 20, 2009
Ngoana-Matala wrote:
Does our country still have the capacity to produce this calibre of talent?
Lingoling mono ke hopola le Ntate T'seliso Ramakhula. Karabo ea potso ke hore ha ho joalo. Mabaka a mangata. La pele ke hore re ne re se ntse re se na lerato le tebileng la ho bala (boholo libuka re li tseba hoba re ithuta lingoloa tsa Sesotho sekolong)'me 'culture' ea ho bala e ntse e ke ke ea phahama, e ka mpa ea theoha. La bobeli ke hore lineo tseo re li fuoeng, naha ea rona ha e re fe monyetla oa ho li tseba le ho phela ka tsona. Mohlala, Rafael Nadal o qalile ho t'soara 'rekete' ea tennis a le lilemo li peli, eaba ke moo bophelo ba hae bo qalileng, ebile tsa likolo ha a sa li kena. Hona le bana ba Basotho ba neo li t'sosang hampe empa ba fella feela.
Tsoelopele

Providence, RI

#3 Oct 20, 2009
But Max, regarding reading: that was not our culture to start with, and the very books were not easily accessible - le tsa sekolong re ne re li siea hona sekolong moo hobane batsoali ba sena mokhoa. So we might talk about litsomo, ho ea masimong, lipapali tse kang lesokoana, those were part of our culture that were both educational and entertaining.

Lea hopola ha pula e ne e le sieo, eba re se re tla bapala lesokoana le motse o haufi? Lea hopola na ho kopa mahali, ho kopa lesokoana e ne e le lintho tse monate ha ka kang tsa lenyalo la Sesotho?

“Likenkeng Marapo”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#4 Oct 20, 2009
Ngoana-Matala wrote:
"Basotho, chaba se setle, chabana sa ho beoa peo"
Do you think our nation has lived up to these, especially the generations of the mid-80s and beyond?
Indeed, it was a great nation with giants to be proud of. While these geniuses performed, wrote, composed, illustrated, painted, wrote poetry about their land, themselves and who they are, these brought recognition and accolades to the little mountain kingdom.
Literature:
1. Mofolo Thomas Mofolo
2. Seeiso Matlosa
3. Z A Mats'ela
..and many more colleagues, please put up your list
Music
1. J P Mohapeloa
2. Nkau Lephea
3. Marema Raseleso
4. Letsema Mats'ela
5. Sankomota
6. Phau-Manyetse
7. Apollo Ntabanyane
...bolela ba bang motho oa heso hoba ba bangata
Visual Arts
1. Leetsang Paul Ncheke
2. Meshu Mokiti
3. Ntate Makoanyane
...any more. Think about clay sculptors, potters/ceramists etc
Performing Arts
1. Lihoba tsa ka Belina le Lestsema Mats'ela
2. Likhibi tsa Matsieng ( ha ke tsebe lebitso la sehlopaha)
....tlatsetsa Mosotho oa heso, especially in the area of theatre if you know any individual or group that performed to place Lesotho in the world map.
Does our country still have the capacity to produce this calibre of talent?
I'm impressed by Sesotho literature and am now adding my own list to that:
Ntate Khaketla B.M. haeba le hopola buka e bitsoang Mosali a tla Nkhola kapa Mosali eeo u 'nehileng eena etc. etc.
Ntate Ntsane with his Masoabi, Ngoana Mosotho'a kajeno
Mofokeng le Sekhona sa joala
Majara - O Sentse Linako kapa 'Makotulo
Lebakeng - Koting sa Lihele
Maile - Ngoanana ha a botsa telejane

Some of 'em books like Chaka, have been translated into german language!! hape ho na le likolo tse speshalaesang ka African Literature studies, so bahale bana ba Basotho ba ea fumaneha likolong tsa majeremane.
Stjoetla

Malawi

#5 Oct 20, 2009
Ngoana-Matala wrote:
"Basotho, chaba se setle, chabana sa ho beoa peo"
Do you think our nation has lived up to these, especially the generations of the mid-80s and beyond?
Does our country still have the capacity to produce this calibre of talent?
We certainly have'nt lived up to them, but our country, every country, has a potential to produce talent, I just has to be nurtured, an on-going process. Capacity, eona kannete e tlase.

“back to my roots!!”

Since: May 09

Hona teng

#6 Oct 21, 2009
Likenkeng wrote:
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I'm impressed by Sesotho literature and am now adding my own list to that:
Ntate Khaketla B.M. haeba le hopola buka e bitsoang Mosali a tla Nkhola kapa Mosali eeo u 'nehileng eena etc. etc.
Ntate Ntsane with his Masoabi, Ngoana Mosotho'a kajeno
Mofokeng le Sekhona sa joala
Majara - O Sentse Linako kapa 'Makotulo
Lebakeng - Koting sa Lihele
Maile - Ngoanana ha a botsa telejane
Some of 'em books like Chaka, have been translated into german language!! hape ho na le likolo tse speshalaesang ka African Literature studies, so bahale bana ba Basotho ba ea fumaneha likolong tsa majeremane.
Hobaneng u siile mohatsa ntate Khaketla, nkgono 'Masechele, le ena u ngola hore. Batho ba kang bontate Thabonyane Mafata ka Mehaladitwe ha e eketheha, Mosikong wa lerato le E.S Morojele ka Serumola.
Ha u ka bua ka buka tsa Sesotho teng u ka ntlhantsha mosadi towe, tse kang bo Arola naheng ya Maburu (monate o mooo), Sefofane sholu la metebong le tse ding tse ngata.

Matsatsing ana ha ke sa bona bangodi ba bacha, re se re setse ka bo 'M'e Mpho Makara ene le ena e se ele motho e moholo kannete.

“Likenkeng Marapo”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#7 Oct 21, 2009
Mmisisi wrote:
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Hobaneng u siile mohatsa ntate Khaketla, nkgono 'Masechele, le ena u ngola hore. Batho ba kang bontate Thabonyane Mafata ka Mehaladitwe ha e eketheha, Mosikong wa lerato le E.S Morojele ka Serumola.
Ha u ka bua ka buka tsa Sesotho teng u ka ntlhantsha mosadi towe, tse kang bo Arola naheng ya Maburu (monate o mooo), Sefofane sholu la metebong le tse ding tse ngata.
Matsatsing ana ha ke sa bona bangodi ba bacha, re se re setse ka bo 'M'e Mpho Makara ene le ena e se ele motho e moholo kannete.
was not my intention to leave 'Me 'Masechele out. in fact she's the one who penned Mosali eeo u 'nehileng eena. Le 'na ke hlanya hore ka buka tsa sesotho uena mokhotsi ua ka! Arola Naheng ea Maburu, Mopheme, Mosonngoa, Liakhela, Meokho ea Thabo, Moroetsana Moshate, Monono joalojoalo. I intend to secure this collection of literature for my children, my grant children and other generations that'll come after us (hahahahaha). and you my friend, i feel like sending you to the nearest bookshop for many more!

Ke 'nete libuka tsena li ngotsoe ke bahale bana long long ago; and no author can come close to their mark and close to the high standard they set!

“back to my roots!!”

Since: May 09

Hona teng

#8 Oct 21, 2009
Likenkeng wrote:
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was not my intention to leave 'Me 'Masechele out. in fact she's the one who penned Mosali eeo u 'nehileng eena. Le 'na ke hlanya hore ka buka tsa sesotho uena mokhotsi ua ka! Arola Naheng ea Maburu, Mopheme, Mosonngoa, Liakhela, Meokho ea Thabo, Moroetsana Moshate, Monono joalojoalo. I intend to secure this collection of literature for my children, my grant children and other generations that'll come after us (hahahahaha). and you my friend, i feel like sending you to the nearest bookshop for many more!
Ke 'nete libuka tsena li ngotsoe ke bahale bana long long ago; and no author can come close to their mark and close to the high standard they set!
U tsebe nna ke boholo ba tsona tseo ke di badileng ene ele di set book tsa batswadi ba ka le baholwane ha ba sa le sekolong, hobane nna ha nka ba ka fumana monyetla wa ho etsa boholo ba tsona sekolong. Ke etsa bonnete ba hore ke di bala hangata-ngata feela. Bokgeleke bo bokaalo, kannete buka tseno ke letlotlo!!

“Likenkeng Marapo”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#9 Oct 21, 2009
Mmisisi wrote:
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U tsebe nna ke boholo ba tsona tseo ke di badileng ene ele di set book tsa batswadi ba ka le baholwane ha ba sa le sekolong, hobane nna ha nka ba ka fumana monyetla wa ho etsa boholo ba tsona sekolong. Ke etsa bonnete ba hore ke di bala hangata-ngata feela. Bokgeleke bo bokaalo, kannete buka tseno ke letlotlo!!
ena ea hore na ha u ile Lesotho na u ka nsechela libuka tse ling moo di bookshopo ha u e so e arabe.
Ha re ne re tletse 'Me ua ka matsoho, u ne a re balla buka e bitsoang 'Makotulo every evening, a re ha re sa ichebe, re tla qetella re tsoana le 'Makotulo. ke batla ho ipalla buka eeo hape!

“back to my roots!!”

Since: May 09

Hona teng

#10 Oct 21, 2009
Likenkeng wrote:
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ena ea hore na ha u ile Lesotho na u ka nsechela libuka tse ling moo di bookshopo ha u e so e arabe.
Ha re ne re tletse 'Me ua ka matsoho, u ne a re balla buka e bitsoang 'Makotulo every evening, a re ha re sa ichebe, re tla qetella re tsoana le 'Makotulo. ke batla ho ipalla buka eeo hape!
Ke tla u shebela ha ke ile, kapa ke kope batho ba teng hae.'Makotulo e monate hore, ke e badile hobane ausi wa ka a ne a e etsa sekolong, ke ne ke qala ho utlwa mosadimoholo a ditori hakaalo, oweeee!! Hara buka tseo ke di badileng, ke rata Serumola ya E.S Morojele, ha u ka e bala u ka qetella u utlwa u batla ho ya tseba Mapholaneng, Tlokoeng, Ha Morena Setempe Sekonyela, e monate eo buka heee!
Ngoana-Matala

Pretoria, South Africa

#11 Oct 21, 2009
Baheso,'n ke hopola mabitso a libuka haholo ho feta lingoli,'me ke soaba haholo ke taba eo.

Ana ntle le lingoloa, ha re fihla 'mminong teng ha le hopole liqapi tse ling?
Ke hopola pina tse ts'oanang le bo-Chu-chumakhala, Mokhotlong, Taung Ha-Moletsane joalo-joalo. Mona botle ba Lesotho bo pepesoa ka manoni a puo hoo o ka rothisang likeleli!

Athe lingoloeng, le ho fihlela kajeno, ha ke so etse sets'oantso se hlakileng sa liketsahalo ho feta ha ke ne ke mametse 'Bhuda' a bala Phakoana-Ts'ooana.(moea oa hae o phonole ka khotso).
Athe Mopheme o ne a e 'sampola'. Le sets'oants'o sa eona sa TV ha sea fihlela seo Ntate Matsepe Masa a neng a se beha ka pela mahlo a ka 'na Matala.
Unena o reng?

“back to my roots!!”

Since: May 09

Hona teng

#12 Oct 22, 2009
Ngoana-Matala wrote:
Baheso,'n ke hopola mabitso a libuka haholo ho feta lingoli,'me ke soaba haholo ke taba eo.
Ana ntle le lingoloa, ha re fihla 'mminong teng ha le hopole liqapi tse ling?
Ke hopola pina tse ts'oanang le bo-Chu-chumakhala, Mokhotlong, Taung Ha-Moletsane joalo-joalo. Mona botle ba Lesotho bo pepesoa ka manoni a puo hoo o ka rothisang likeleli!
Athe lingoloeng, le ho fihlela kajeno, ha ke so etse sets'oantso se hlakileng sa liketsahalo ho feta ha ke ne ke mametse 'Bhuda' a bala Phakoana-Ts'ooana.(moea oa hae o phonole ka khotso).
Athe Mopheme o ne a e 'sampola'. Le sets'oants'o sa eona sa TV ha sea fihlela seo Ntate Matsepe Masa a neng a se beha ka pela mahlo a ka 'na Matala.
Unena o reng?
Jonnaweee, ha u bua ka Taung Ha Moletsane o nkgopotsa batho ke ba lebetse...u binne dinoto? Na u ilaka bina "Obe" chehe!! Diqapi tse ding ke bo ntate Pudumo Mohapeloa boMarema Raseleso, batho ba ne ba fuwe bao. Chehe!!
Mopheme o tsekisitsweng tsa ona ka sehloho?? Jonna, ke ne ke rata eno ya t.v. haholo, Khotso Nkhatho o ne a fana ka yona ele joalo feela.....kgidi!!
Ngoana-Matala

Pretoria, South Africa

#13 Oct 22, 2009
Tsoelopele wrote:
But Max, regarding reading: that was not our culture to start with, and the very books were not easily accessible - le tsa sekolong re ne re li siea hona sekolong moo hobane batsoali ba sena mokhoa. So we might talk about litsomo, ho ea masimong, lipapali tse kang lesokoana, those were part of our culture that were both educational and entertaining.
Lea hopola ha pula e ne e le sieo, eba re se re tla bapala lesokoana le motse o haufi? Lea hopola na ho kopa mahali, ho kopa lesokoana e ne e le lintho tse monate ha ka kang tsa lenyalo la Sesotho?
I like it right there. As we acknowledge in Music, graphic productions and others, couldn't we do the same with those traditions? Transform them accordingly. Make them live contextual with the times we live in.
I suppose literature served the same purpose of story telling, but in that advancing way, which was then becoming our life. And believe me, they did it wonderfully!
I recall vividly when UKZN recieved a donation of African Literature Collection from some US University. Of the writers whom the Prof wha wsa handing the collection mentioned by names were such as Mofolo Thomas Mofolo, Chnuia Achebe etc.
I felt like i owned the earth

We need to document this things and make them live forever in various ways
Monna oa monyesemane!

“TSOAKELETSANE MAOTO BETHENG”

Since: Oct 08

MAFETENG

#14 Oct 22, 2009
Banna hjoale la nkhopotsa sesotho sa mannete ea koma se neng se bu uoa ke lichechefa tsa banna le basali ba basotho. Ao ka hlomoha hake bala tse latelang:
Khooanyana oa ho hopoloa
Lipshamathe
limomonyane tsa barali ba thesele
Mosonngoa
Liapole tsa khauta
Monono ke moholi ke muuoane
Thahameso
Moroetsana moshate ETC
AS for Visual Arts & Performing Arts i have no idea as to me their exsistace had not been seen or felt
Ngoana-Matala

Pretoria, South Africa

#15 Oct 22, 2009
KHANYAPA wrote:
Banna hjoale la nkhopotsa sesotho sa mannete ea koma se neng se bu uoa ke lichechefa tsa banna le basali ba basotho. Ao ka hlomoha hake bala tse latelang:
Khooanyana oa ho hopoloa
Lipshamathe
limomonyane tsa barali ba thesele
Mosonngoa
Liapole tsa khauta
Monono ke moholi ke muuoane
Thahameso
Moroetsana moshate ETC
AS for Visual Arts & Performing Arts i have no idea as to me their exsistace had not been seen or felt
I can only say something about the visual arts, with the limited info i have.
I know those that i mentioned at the beginning, whom i think are the pioneers, then people like Lesenyeho, Masoabi, i mean those people who use to show at the French place kapa Kerekeng ea Majoe, pela Lancers Inn.
Well, there's also Mashoabathe guy, Thibeli and others. I have seen these guys works Mokorotlong. The draw and paint Lesotho scenery, thus somehow documenting and selling the country.

SELOMO

Lesotho

#16 Jan 21, 2011
ACHE METSOALLE LE SECHABA LUMELANG,LE NHLATSOA PELO HORE KE KHATHALE.
lenyekathipa

Bargoed, UK

#17 Jan 21, 2011
Ke tseo he likakapa,kere tsona li veteren hantle se le li boletse.Hona jwale Lesotho mona ha hona letho,lingoli tsa libuka li felile,esele bo Naleli ya Thota Mpho Sefali ka ho phapha,ho ho holo ke sekhowa,Bo chakela,ho ho holo ke ho thunyana.Motho ha o re o bala buka ya Sesotho matsatsing aa ba bua ka Aids feela,he motho ke celebrity eo Aids hae kea mo hlompha.
ngoana mosotho

Maseru, Lesotho

#18 Sep 27, 2011
ha re buoeng ka tsa moroetsana ha ana shobelisoa leha ane a nyaloa mehleng ea ne...
ngoana mosotho

Maseru, Lesotho

#19 Sep 27, 2011
lenyalo la mehleng ea khale ho ne ho le monate haholo haho nyaoa hobane..

“being in love is so good.”

Since: Jul 11

Nna le motho waka.

#20 Sep 27, 2011
Ke motlotlo ka hoba ngwana Mosotho

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