A letter to my past, Lisebo Mokoena
“A letter to my past” is a personal reflective conversation between Lisebo and her past. The now adult Lisebo looks at the evolving Lisebo to whom fate bequeathed a precious gift of life but with unforgiving exposures and mixed experiences emerging from her pristine innocence. For the first time the adult Lisebo discovers that a journey into the past requires more than human courage as it takes one back into the joys and graves in which her deaths, pains, fears, hurts and life itself lied buried with no hope of resurrection until she discovered that, a pen and not a trumpet, can resurrects the dead and that skeleton can, like the dry bones of Ezekiel, put on their sinews, veins, tissues and skin and come back to life.
In this book the adult Lisebo braves it into the secret precincts of the evolving Lisebo and discovers that a secret ceases to be a secret if it is known by two subjects. Lisebo the adult confronts the evolving Lisebo and dialogues with her about the anatomy of child rape, teen mother, struggles with multiple miscarriages, battle with cervical cancer and wrestling with depression. These two Lisebo’s challenge every reader to make own time travel into the past to engage in scary, brutal but honest conversation with our buried past. The promise which these two Lisebo’s give to us in going back into our personal past, is that in doing so, we double our own existence. You live once if you lead an unreflective life, but you live twice if you go back to revisit, interrogate and converse with yourself.
- Arts & Culture
- 10 Jan, 2023
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