‘Mitsa-Mahosi

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979-0-804007-33-6

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The words of this stirring love song are adapted from a poem by well-known Lesotho writer and younger contemporary of Moerane, Bennett Makalo Khaketla (1913-2000). The simple message is, ‘love is a disease that can affect anyone, even a king’. The poem may have come from Khaketla’s Lipshamathe (originally published c1950), the same collection from which Moerane chose the text for another song, Monyaka Oa Pelo. Nothing is known about when or where it was composed, however.