Mafoko Manuscript Services

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Who we are

Mafoko Manuscript Services is an editing agency based in Gaborone, Botswana.

Dr Leloba S. Molema

Qualifications:
D.Phil., Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (African Literature)
MA, University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland (African Literature)
BA, University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland (English)
Author
The Image of Christianity in Sesotho Literature: Thomas Mofolo and his Contemporaries, Hamburg: Helmut Buske Verlag, 1989
Editor
Unearthing Herstory: Stories by Women, Gaborone, Botswana: Lightbooks, 2001
Country Editor for Botswana, Women Writing Africa, Vol. 1: The Southern Region, New York: The Feminist Press, 2003
Associate Editor
Research in African Literatures 41.3 (2010), Special Issue on Southern African Literature
Former Editor
Marang: Journal of the University of Botswana Department of English
Southern African Review of Books
Languages:
Dr. Molema is fluent in Setswana, Sesotho, English and Afrikaans, and has a strong knowledge of German as well as some familiarity with French. She has conducted research in Botswana, South Africa, England, Germany and France.

Dr Mary S. Lederer

Qualifications:
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (Comparative Literature)
MA, University of California, Los Angeles (African Area Studies)
MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (German)
BA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (German)
Author
Novels of Botswana in English, 1930-2006, New York and Lagos: African Heritage Press, 2014
Editor
The Life and Work of Bessie Head: A Celebration of the Seventieth Anniversary of her Birth, Gaborone, Botswana: Pentagon, 2008
Writing Bessie Head in Botswana: An Anthology of Remembrance and Criticism, Gaborone, Botswana: Pentagon, 2007
Associate Editor
Research in African Literatures 41.3 (2010), Special Issue on Southern African Literature
Women Writing Africa, Vol. 1: The Southern Region, New York: The Feminist Press, 2003
Languages:
Dr Lederer is fluent in English and German, and has some knowledge of French, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as some familiarity with Sesotho. She is conversant in the differences between British and American spelling and grammar, and has conducted research in Botswana, England and the United States.

Contact

Please note that the full email address in each case is (username)@mafokomanuscriptservices.com. The reason the addresses are written in abbreviated form is that writing them in full makes the users vulnerable to spam.

Dr L. Molema:
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cell (+267) 7163 1903
Dr M. Lederer
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cell (+267) 7242 3774