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Ret’sepile Makamane


Makamane was born in Lesotho. She studied Philosophy & Theatre at the National University of Lesotho, and Drama & Film at the University of Witwatersrand. She was Commissioning Editor for SABC TV. She went to the UK in 2008 on a Graça Machel Scholarship. She has a Creative Writing MA from the University of East Anglia and is currently a Charles Pick Writing Fellow there.

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Sesotho Speakers    11 (Fiction)

Seta stopped breathing in the late afternoon. The lorry carrying him was inches away from reaching the concrete road. The cows were returning home as he slipped from life. The shadows of the mountains were reaching out too far over the dry ground, chasing the lorry like ghosts unfed. He had watched those shadows, thinking they would catch him and freeze him solid — but he had resisted, and said to himself, No, I am not dying yet, not today.








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