Lauri Kubuetsile

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Lauri Kubuetsile is a Motswana award-winning author with numerous literary works. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland in the USA but moved to Botswana in 1989 where she met her husband. She is now a Motswana. She has written fiction for children and adults.



"I like creating new characters and getting caught up in their lives and their world".

Writer Profile of Lauri Kubuitsile/

"To be honest, I write stories. I just write stories. I do ocassionally think a bit about the audience, but mostly I write stories and they tend to find the audience that will engage with them. In the end I think I mostly write for me, really".

Interview with Lauri Kubuitsile January 19

"In Botswana, we don't really have trade publishers, all our publishers are educational publishers"

An Interview with Botswana Writer, Lauri Kubuetsile Accessed July 22, 2022

"It really depends on what I am writing. For short stories, I need to think about them for a long while. They must ferment in my mind for sometime until they have enough "fiction pressure". When they do I ought to be able to write an entire rough draft in one day. If I can't, the fiction pressure was not enough and the story ends up being a big fight".

Interview With Author Lauri Kubuitsile January 14, 2015

"I, the General of the German soldiers, send this letter to the Hereros....Any Herero found inside a German frontier, with or without a gun or cattle, will be executed. I shall spare neither women nor children. I shall give the order to drive them away and fire on them. Such are my words to the Herero people".

The Scattering by Kubuetsile, Lauri Accessed July 22, 2022

"I can't say books inspired me to travel, books inspired me to live other lives. They let me see the million possibilities. the million ways to live an interesting, engaged life, from there, I went looking for one".

Interview with Lauri Kubuitsile January 19

"The book is a sort of legal thriller/romance because I don't stick to my lane (in terms of genre: which is quite wise and has worked quite well for me"

Lauri Kubuitsile Makes Profound Revelations May 18, 2020

"When I set out to write this book, I thought about how horrible tragedies like war are often given to us in numbers. The mortality rate in concentration camps was between 45-75%, with 12-18 people dying everyday. You feel war and tragedy in your heart when it is brought down to the individual life. That's what I wanted. I wanted to create a novel that made war real through individual stories"

The Scattering Lauri Kubuetsile Accessed July 22, 2022

"I think all of us can accept that the publishing industry in our country is weak, and at the moment, with few to no school books being bought-it's nearly dead. We lack any vibrant book buying public".

Sebilo Book Services: A new piece in the publishing puzzle May 18, 2018

"Prizes tell you that you are doing something right, that you are not an incompetent poser"

Lauri Kubuitsile, scribbling her way to the top November 18, 2010