MAMOKETE LUCY MORAKE - TOOLO
Born in Thaba’Nchu, Free State Province at Tala Village. I started schooling at Tala Primary School and furthered my studies at Sediti High School situated near my village. In 1979 I trained as a teacher at Strydom Teacher’s Training College in Thaba’Nchu. I registered for a distance learning course with the University of UOFS where I obtained an NPDE. I started working in several primary schools in Thaba’Nchu until 2015 when I resigned from duty and started my passion for writing books. I wrote four books, but managed to publish only one Setswana novel – “Ga bo felele fa”.
MY SETSWANA NOVEL: A KE JONA BOKHUTLO?
"A ke jona bokhutlo?" E ke potso e mongwe le mongwe o ka ipotsang yona fa o kopana le dikgwetlho tse di kileng tsa fetola matshelo a batho lefatshe ka bophara mo ngwageng wa diketepedi-le-masomepedi (2020). Ga go gakgamatse go ka ipotsa jalo le go nna le kgopolo ya mothale o o ntseng jalo fa o bona mafelo a a jaaka dikereke, dikolo, marekelo a le mmalwa le tse dingwe di tswalwa mme go sala fela maokelo, dimmotshwari le mafelo a a botlhokwa. Mogaetsho, kana Motswana o rile: "Kgomo ga e ke e ntsha boloko jotlhe". Nama maoto o iketle mme o buise lokwalonyana lo ka phuthologo, o ikutlwele se ke go tsholetseng sona.
ABOUT THE BOOK
My story is all about the challenges and successes of the whole world, specifically, our country, South Africa, was facing during Covid 19. In the year 2020, the pandemic lockdown led most people, more especially, our elders to a lot of stress and fear, hence my title “A ke jona bokhutlo?”. Due to the high number of deaths caused by Coronavirus, lockdown measures and other restrictions like the closing of churches, and schools, regulations regarding gatherings and more especially funeral restrictions among others. Most of our elders lived in fear as they thought that this was really the “End of our lives”.