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A nation without a conscience

As the calendar turns to January, we’re filled with hope that this year is going to be different, that things are going to be better. Every year we hope things

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Thomas Thabane: the end of an error

THE decision by Thomas Thabane to step down as All Basotho Convention (ABC) leader is coming way too late after he inflicted terrible damage on his own party and legacy

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Lesotho’s children and the digital environment

THE Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted lives beyond imagination. Yet in disrupting lives it has also seen societies being forcibly thrust into a digital world they had never inhabited before. The

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Childhood trauma amongst writers

Someone once remarked that certain writers need to have had lots of childhood trauma to write great works, or something to that effect. That is not to mean that every

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Everywhere in the world : Conclusion

Last week, rattling on again about my years in Libya, I noted that one year in Benghazi (where I lived and worked) Gaddafi’s revolution of September 1st 1969 was commemorated

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Don’t give Putin major concessions

How important is humour to Russian President Vladimir Putin? Not very. Throw him a fish or two, because he’s running a bluff and you don’t want to humiliate him, but

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Basotho women deserve a life of ease too

The festive season is almost over and what a wonderful time it has been. Well, hopefully for all of us. As per every festive season there were events galore. The

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What a turbulent year it has been!

When any year comes to a close, we are filled with a level of excitement that only seems to crop up at this time of the year. Excitement for a

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Two mainstream Caribbean poets

Caribbean Literature is a distinct body of narratives from the Caribbean islands, written by people who have descended from slaves and slave traditions.Caribbean literature, like African-American literature, is a literature

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Stories from the diaspora

The current migration of young people from Africa to the West for economic reasons has given birth to a rich literary tradition that tries to open up challenges and even