Lehlotlo is a Sepedi folklore anthology that features stories from different genres such as myths, legends, fables, proverbs and riddles. The book was written by four authors: P. Nkomo, J. Segooa, N. I. Phala and P. P. Phokwane, who are all experienced teachers and writers of Sepedi literature. The book aims to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of the Sepedi people and to inspire young readers to appreciate their own language and identity.
The book contains 20 stories that are divided into four sections: Dikgopolo (Origins), Dinonwane (Narratives), Dika le Diema (Proverbs and Idioms) and Ditlhohlo (Riddles). Each story is accompanied by a summary, a glossary, comprehension questions and activities that enhance language skills and critical thinking. The stories are written in simple and clear Sepedi that is suitable for learners from grade 7 to 9. The book also has illustrations that capture the mood and atmosphere of each story.
Lehlotlo is a valuable resource for teachers and learners of Sepedi as it exposes them to authentic and engaging texts that reflect the diversity and beauty of Sepedi oral literature. The book also contributes to the development of Sepedi as one of the official languages of South Africa and as a medium of instruction and communication in various contexts.
Lehlotlo has received positive reviews from readers and critics who praised the book for its quality and relevance. According to Book a Book, a website that sells academic books, Lehlotlo is a \"valuable resource for teachers and learners of Sepedi\" that offers \"authentic and engaging texts\" that reflect the \"diversity and beauty of Sepedi oral literature\"[^1^]. The website also recommends the book for learners who want to improve their Sepedi language skills and cultural knowledge.
Another source of praise for Lehlotlo is AllMusic, a website that provides information and reviews on music albums. AllMusic gives Lehlotlo a four-star rating and describes it as a \"collection of Sepedi folktales\" that features \"stories from different genres such as myths, legends, fables, proverbs and riddles\"[^2^]. The website also highlights the musical aspect of the book, as it includes a CD with songs performed by Winnie Mashaba, one of the authors and a popular Sepedi gospel singer. AllMusic calls the songs \"soulful and uplifting\" and says they complement the stories well.
Lehlotlo also has a YouTube channel where readers can listen to some of the stories and songs from the book. The channel has over 1,000 subscribers and more than 300,000 views. One of the most popular videos is Lehlotlo Laka, the title song of the book, which has over 200,000 views and hundreds of comments. Many viewers express their appreciation for the song and the book, saying they are proud of their Sepedi culture and heritage. Some viewers also share their memories of listening to similar stories from their elders when they were young. a474f39169