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With her book Chasing the Dream, Kamogelo Masoga wants to motivate people to go after their goals and dreams.   Photo by Desmond Boshego
With her book Chasing the Dream, Kamogelo Masoga wants to motivate people to go after their goals and dreams. Photo by Desmond Boshego

KAMOGELO Masoga has been passionate about writing from a young age, and her dreams seem to be coming true.

The 23-year-old from Mmotwaneng Village in Groblersdal, Limpopo, has published a book of short stories titled Chasing The Dream.

Kamogelo, who writes under the name of Kamo, said the 10 stories in the book spoke about the challenges people experienced in their everyday lives.

She said although the stories were fictional, they were meant to inspire, motivate and entertain.

“The stories dwell on challenges like gender-based violence, spirituality, education, child abuse, fake friends and building a career,” she said.

“I hope it makes a huge impact on everyone in terms of inspiring and motivating them to keep chasing their dreams.”

She is happy to have published her first book, and is hoping to write some more. She said she was inspired by the play Nothing But The Truth by John Kani and Zakes Mda.

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“It’s unfortunate that many of our brothers and sisters have given up on their goals and dreams due to the challenges they come across in life.”

Kamogelo was confident her book would teach people things they didn’t know and motivate them to work hard.

“It’s crucial to make reading fashionable because it’s a way to mature your mind and vocabulary.

“My message is everything is possible and no one should let any challenge discourage them.”

Kamogelo said she hoped her second book would be a biography of rapper Cassper Nyovest.

“He motivates me and shows that no matter where you come from, if you work hard, you can still make it.

“I believe that his story will motivate the upcoming generation.”

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