Boipelo Maetla. photo courtesy of the writer
Boipelo Maetla. photo courtesy of the writer

Boipelo Maetla is a vibrant writer, poet  essayist and scholar currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

I grew up exposed to literature and ended up finding a love for it. I have found a home in producing short stories and poetry. It’s something I do to remain peaceful and content.

What inspired you to write your story?

The story is actually a result of a sleepless night that turned into a writing frenzy. The story basically originated from abundant creativity.

What’s your favourite book/story?

Dreams Of The Kalahari by Carolyn Slaughter. It articulates history and growth so perfectly!

How much of your work reflects your 

I am one of those people that find comfort in their imagination. A place where anything and everything is possible. Writing grants me the opportunity to access that privilege  it’s my imagination put into context basically. My work and life marry each other perfectly.

If you were to write a book about  your life, What would the title be?

Dreaming Of Daddy

Everything in my life ultimately circulates around wanting (or needing rather), a father figure. The title would be appropriate because a father is all I really wish, and dream of.



Elizabeth woke up with a start and sat up in bed. She opened her eyes only to be blinded by the morning sun that filled her bedroom. She smiled as she remembered her dream. She closed her eyes again in an attempt to find her way back to one of the most breath taking dreams she had ever had.

Elizabeth was not much of an extraordinary human being. A thirty-something year old wedding planner with a…

read the rest of Boipelo’s story in our collection of short short stories. Available in print and ebook format from Book Lover’s Market and Smashwords