Leqephe le letjha (a new page) is a Sesotho expression that is often used in moments of reconciliation or to signify a new start.
Writers tell of leqephe, a page, where they scribble thoughts that grow into stories that reach far and are received by multitudes. As Maya Angelou would argue “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”. Stories create an opportunity to learn from varied experiences. In moments of tensions or conflicts, mediators encourage others ho phetla leqephe le letjha (turn a new page). In these moments, people make resolutions which they would like to abide by. They commit to new goals or they revise old goals.
May this day bring you more creativity, care, vulnerability, joy, love and light. Phetla leqephe le letjha, if you can, and dare to share your story with us.
– Lalu Mokuku is the chairperson of ASSITEJ SA and a member of the Executive Committee of ASSITEJ International.