PROMINENT poet and author, Sheila Khala, is set to launch a book written by budding poet Limakatso Seeko at Ka Rona Guest House in Ha-Leqele through her company Sheila the Eagle Productions.
Khala, who is one of Lesotho’s most renowned poets, promotes and showcases up-and-coming local talent.
Speaking to Xpress People, Khala said she saw a lot of potential in Seeko, hence her unreserved support for the 14 February 2015 launch.
“Limakatso contacted me last year saying she had material ready for publishing and needed my assistance,” Khala said.
“At first I was not sold to the idea, since she could not perform any of her material, but when I went through them, I related with the messages her poems carry.”
“She will be the second upcoming writer my company will be publishing, and I find her to be an author, teacher and motivator not only to her peers but the rest of the human race.”
Khala said she had since given her protégé a ringing endorsement saying: “I believe her passion and dedication to this craft will aid her achieve great things, and hope this country will give birth to more people like her.”
Despite being shy and soft-spoken, the affable Seeko takes on the mantle of a warrior when penning her poems. The 20 year-old said she is yet to gather the courage to stand in front of audiences and has thus far not performed any of her poems.
The irony of her stage fright is made all the more apparent by the fact that Seeko is in the third year of studying to be a teacher at the National University of Lesotho.
The Lithabaneng-born Seeko chronicles her life experiences in the 115-page anthology, Our Destined Paths, which explores issues of disappointment and hope for the future.