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Soldier launches two books

Chris Theko

A member of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF), Private Bothata Silase has announced the launch of his two books, The Recoil 2 (Days of the Hunting Past) and Against All Odds. ‘The great launch’ is set to take place on October 2 at the Manthabiseng Convention Centre in Maseru.  

The event will also include the launch of ‘The Save Lesotho Campaign’, which is set to take place through a fanfare occasion.

Professor Patrick Loch Lumumba, the founder of the Plo Lumumba Foundation and the Advocate of the Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika, will be the keynote speaker under the theme: Lesotho – what now? Way forward informed by historical lessons from the five erstwhile leaders of Africa including King Moshoeshoe I, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Captain Thomas Sankara, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and Dr John Pombe Magufuli.

Other remarks are expected from but not limited to among others Professor Calvin Motebang, leading Lesotho entrepreneur and business magnate Sam Matekane, LDF’s Deputy Commander Major General Matela Matobakele and the Deputy Director of the Plo Lumumba Foundation Lesotho Chapter along with Private Silase himself.

“I appreciate how much the international community has received and actually bought the book in numbers,” said Silase.

‘THE RECOIL’ left readers fervent of what to expect next in the story and therefore inspired THE RECOIL 2.

The book explores the journey of the main character Masilo Mokoena, whose intellectual strength was not well yoked as a result of the bad company he kept.

Mokoena had forgotten about his contemptible conduct during his days at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) when his life was inclining towards a different path.

But because there is no bad deed that ever goes unpunished, his previous crimes resurface and impact significantly on his life.

Again in the story, there was a raid conducted by police at a prestigious night club where he had caused trouble.

There are now diabolical machinations from his past life which place his destiny at stake.

With the upcoming edition, Silase says readers can expect more about Mokoena’s troubled past.

The author leaves his readers on a cliffhanger on what happens after the discovery of Mokoena’s ugly past.

The novel was published by Reach Publishers.

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