Diphetse ta Taung, by Mothoosele Khoe

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Veteran educator and translator Motho-osele Khoe transforms Martin Koboekae’s historical fiction novel into a Setswana masterpiece. Khoe’s take of Taung Wells found a new life as Diphetse tsa Taung. It is an impeccable and well-considered to bring this moral tale that traverses the past and still echo in the present. The book is set in the 1800s and it adds to the discourse landlessness of Africans. Martin Koboekae is known as an award-winning playwright and TV producer.

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Moral tale

Veteran educator and translator Motho-osele Khoe transforms Martin Koboekae’s historical fiction novel into a Setswana masterpiece. Khoe’s take of Taung Wells found a new life as Diphetse tsa Taung. It is an impeccable and well-considered to bring this moral tale that traverses the past and still echo in the present. The book is set in the 1800s and it adds to the discourse landlessness of Africans. Martin Koboekae is known as an award-winning playwright and TV producer.

Fact and fiction blend

Fact and fiction blend together in this moral and historical novel about a group of Batswana whose migration to a village on the border of modern-day Botswana is complicated by conflicts with the customs and politics of a local tribe. The livelihood of the migrants is threatened when their leader, Reverend Ramoipone Mathe, must negotiate a web of obstacles set up by a prideful local monarch, and assuage the envy of a rival cattle owner.

Part of Repatriation

While the Reverend’s immediate problems promise to be resolved by the completion of a drought-averting well, the seeds of dispossession, entrenched during apartheid, are unmistakable in this story about the attempt of two separate cultures to settle in a colonized country. Diphetse tsa Taung is part of Repatriation of Letters m commissioned by Sol Plaatje University. It is aimed at ‘repatriating’ works from English to Setswana.

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Diphetse ta Taung, by Mothoosele Khoe

Diphetse ta Taung, by Mothoosele Khoe