Sunday, November 16, 2014
My wonderful son, Craig, was born in Lesotho. He loves to give unique and thoughtful gifts for birthdays, holidays, etc. He did not disappoint me on my birthday. Knowing my continued interest in Lesotho, he took the time to find books with Lesotho as the setting.
The first book I read was The Mountain School written by Peace Corps Volunteer Greg Alder. Peace Corps Volunteers have a unique perspective on village life as they live as the Basotho do. The author helped me experience what it is really like to live in the village of Tsoeneng. I found his writing insightful, and it helped me get to know the characters in his book. He was respectful of the culture and helped me experience life first hand in a Lesotho village. The book was engaging and well written. You can read more reviews and purchase it as an e-book on Amazon.
The other two books are Singing Away the Hunger, an autobiography by Mpho ‘M’ Atsep Nthunya, and Basali!: Stories by and about women in Lesotho. The books are on my nightstand and will be devoured over the Christmas break.