By Mpho Kuhlmann
First time author Mpho Mothobi will be debuting her book titled The Silver Lining tomorrow, Thursday November 15. The book is a collection of short stories that will make you smile and shed a tear as you reflect back on where you are coming from. It is aimed at preparing young people for what is likely to become their experiences seeing as a lot of them nowadays don’t take failure lightly. The Silver Lining reveals to them that what they deem disappointment could be them being pointed in the right direction.
“The Silver Lining is a collection of short stories that will make you smile and probably shed a tear as you look back from where you are coming. It also prepares young people for what is likely to become their experiences,” Mothobi says. “Nowadays our kids don’t take failure or challenges lightly but The Silver Lining reveals to them that disappointment could be just being pointed in the right direction. This is a light hearted family collection, with exciting characters that everyone could relate to.”
She says people are faced with situations that are deemed unfortunate, and going through them can be challenging and tough. However looking back it becomes evident that each one of them resulted in some form of enlightenment or gift that we couldn’t grasp before. There is a dark cloud floating over almost everyone’s head and often it is just the darkness you are seeing but there is a silver lining!
The book launch is set for 6pm at the University Of Botswana, Block 247 (behind the library) lecture room 035. Admission is P150 with a free copy of the book. The Silver Lining book is meant to show readers that in all the times life has thrown hard times, the dark cloud that was hovering above them was a prelude to the light at the end of the tunnel. The book is a light hearted family collection with exciting characters that everyone could relate to.