LERATO ‘Beesting’ Mohale, a Lesotho Poet and author hopes to sell her book “Purpose forgotten” in major book stores in South Africa after its second launch this Sunday.
In an interview with the Weekender this week, Mohale said she decided to relaunch the book at Cappello, in Bloemfontein, South Africa, to quickly reach the international market.
“I chose to launch in Bloemfontein because the book was also published there. I want it to touch more lives and provoke more thoughts about life and what people go through,” Mohale said.
The book was first launched at Phomolo Guest House in Maseru on the 30 September 2017. It is an explosive motivational fiction that explores how many people struggle to find their purpose in life. It reflects real life experiences, with a diverse look at life after sexual and physical abuse, among other challenges.
“It’s my call to remind people to lead purposeful lives while at the same time bringing the realities of life such as pain and how at times that draws people closer to God.”
Although she is currently studying Human Resources at the Central University of technology (CUT) in the Free State Province, Mohale is also passionate about writing.
Lerato was inspired to write this book to help other people understand that every life has a purpose, no matter the challenges.
“I would like people to draw strength from my own experiences. I however also included other people’s experiences to show the diversity that comes with life. I believe that is the essence of writing, sharing experiences with other people who might think that what they are going through is something that never happened to other people,” Mohale said.
The Bloemfontein launch will be graced by other well-known local artistes including comedian, Bofihla ‘Lilaphalapha’ Neko and Sesotho Poet, Thabo ‘Son-of-the-soil’ Marebole.
Mohale is also a pioneer of Milk teeth Smile challenge, an initiative that buys under-privileged children toys for Christmas.