by Morabo Morojele
How we buried Puso is a novel which deals with themes characteristic of post-colonial African literature – identity, spirituality, community, and Africanness. It examines the impact of exile on the individual and the community, as well as the related problem of alienation. The themes of colonialism and dispossession are presented through Molefe’s, often rather wry, observations. The manner in which the recent history of Lesotho is narrated is a graphic take on the neglect of Empire, and the understated cynicism of the narrator’s tone is extremely eloquent.