Motsoalle Relationships of Lesotho

Motsoalle Relationships of Lesotho

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About this episode

In our final episode of Season Two of /Queer, we interview Dr Mamoeketsi Ntho from the Ministry of Gender, Youth, Sports and Recreation in the Lesotho Government. In our investigations into Motsoalle relationships- relationships which blurred the boundaries of platonic and romantic love between Mosotho girls- we come to understand how ideas of kinship have been impacted by Eurocentrism.

Delving into the complexities of defining womanhood, sexuality and kinship across African communities, this episode investigates how Motsoalle relationships were maintained- and lost- in the culture of Lesotho- and what this means for understanding human connection through the lens of a heterogeneous African continent.

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This episode was edited by Sam Clay, transcribed by Bronya Smith and scripted and presented by Georgie Williams. Music in this episode was composed by Sam Clay.