“Cripples walk, ka metsi a letsha lena!”
about the shorty:
BANA BA METSI is a childhood chronicle culled from Mpho Matsitle’s work-in-progress autobiographical novel on the St John’s Apostolic Church. In this extract, we explore the water rituals of a religious movement rooted in the water baptism of John The Baptist through the eyes of the babes as they excitedly follow the exploits of the brass band. Matsitle seamlessly paints their innocent wonder and trouble seeking, all the while elucidating on the theological and philosophical underpinnings of the rituals. It is a brilliant exercise at synergy, but more than that; it is #LitAF!
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about the author:
Mpho Matsitle was born and bred in Kanana, the mining township of Orkney in the little dorpie Klerksdorp, raised in a wonderful church by a loving family, a graduate of the University of the Free State and now by default a denizen of Bloemfontein where he works and wards off philistinism with his magic provocations.
Lover to all, friend to few, intellectual leader to some, comrade to many. A reader, Facebook griot, patron of the arts, lifestyle fraudster, God-fearing atheist, coffee connoisseur, and Jazz junkie.