WHAT INSPIRED ME TO WRITE THE BOOK AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME?
MY BOOK IS WRITEN IN FIRST PERSON AND THIRD PERSON NARRATION, AS MUCH AS I
TRIED TO SHIFT BETWEEN THE TWO NARRATIONS, THE BOOK WAS AS MUCH AS PERSONAL
TO ME BECAUSE I EXPRESSED MY COUNTLESS EMOTIONS. MAYBE SOMEONE OUT THERE
CAN RELATE TO MY STORY CAN KNOW THAT THERE’S SOMEONE OUT THERE HAVING
EQUAL EXPERIENCES AS THEM AND GOING THROUGH A PHASE YOU ARE GOING THROUGH
IN LIFE. THE SOMNAMBULIST WAS INSPIRED BY MY “SO CALLED” SLEEPWALKING
DISORDER, WHICH IS A DISORDER IN THE SOMNIAC FAMILY THAT AFFECTS ONE’S PATTERNS
OF SLEEP. I HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH THIS DISORDER FOR ABOUT 14-15 YEARS AND IT HAS
AFFECTED MY SLEEPING PATTERNS, THIS MEANT 14 YEARS OF DISTURBED SLEEP FOR ME.
THE BOOK WAS WRITTEN IN THOSE NIGHTS WHEN I WAS HAVING MY EPISODES, I WOULD
WRITE ABOUT MY EXPERIENCES EVERY TIME I AM AWAKE AT NIGHT AND SOME OF THE
CHAPTERS I WROTE THEM WHEN I WAS DOING MY MATRIC THUS THE BOOK MEANS SO
MUCH AS MY PARENTS DO TO ME.
WHAT DID YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR CONDITION TEACH YOU?
HONESTLY, I FEEL LIKE MY CONDITION IS NECESSARY FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND
AND GRASP THE OTHER DIMENSIONS OF LIFE, THE REALITY SIDE OF THINGS YOU KNOW.
THIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE WHOLE DISORDER “THINGY” TAUGHT ME THAT WHEN THE
WORLD TURNS COLD AS ICE YOU NEED TO LIGHT UP YOUR OWN FIRE, IN THOSE COLD
NIGHTS WHEN I COULDN’T SLEEP, I OPENED THE LAMP IN MY MIND AND TAUGHT MYSELF
THAT I NEED TO MAN UP AND CRACK OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE IN ORDER TO SURVIVE.
WHAT ARE YOU VENTURING ON NEXT?
I AM OUTSOURCING, GOING FROM FILMMAKING, ACTING, SCRIPT-WRITING AND TO MY
OWN TERRITORY OF COURSE, MUSIC AND AS AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST I AM ALSO ON A
VENTURE FOR FUNDING AND IT IS REALLY A JOURNEY TO DISCOVERY. I WANT TO VENTURE
OUT TO PROFESSIONS THAT I KNOW I AM GOOD AT AND BE ABLE TO MAKE MY MESSAGE
REACH SO MANY LIVES, OH! AND I AM VENTURING INTO TOUCHING PEOPLE’S LIVES AND
HEARTS ALSO.
WHAT CAN YOU SAY TO THOSE WHO WENT THROUGH THE SAME PHASE AS YOU?
BASICALLY, WE ALL GO THROUGH PHASES HENCE WE JUST HAVE TO FACE THOSE
CHALLENGES AND CHALLENGES OURSELVES TO SWAY AWAY FROM THOSE SITUATIONS,
YOU ARE ALL YOU NEED TO BE ANYTHING AND DO ANYTHING, YOU HAVE YOUR OWN
ADVICES AND MEMORANDUM, JUST TEACH YOURSELVES TO UNLOCK YOUR OWN
EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, PHYSICAL, AND SPIRITUAL CHAINS. WE ALL HAVE TO GO THROUGH
SOMETHING TO LEARN SOMETHING, MY ADVICE IS TO FACE YOUR OWN DEMONS, YOU ARE
YOUR WORST DEMON AFTER ALL.
WHO IS OLEBOGENG PHEFO BESIDES AN AUTHOR, EDITOR, RAPPER, INTER ALIA?
BESIDES MY SKILLS, I AM JUST A MOMMA’S BOY, I SPEND MORE TIME OBSERVING MY
PARENTS AND LEARNING FROM THEM AS THEY ARE SO MUCH DISCLIPILNED AND THE COOL
THING IS THAT I GET TO LEARN SIGNIFICANT TENETS OF LIFE LIKE RESPECT, MORALS, INTER
ALIA. I AM ALSO AN INTROVERTED PERSON WHO VALUES HIS OWN PERSONAL DOMINACE
HENCE I SPEND TOO MUCH TIME READING BOOKS AND GOING OUT ON ADVENTURES, AND
I AM ALSO A VERY POLITICALLY ACTIVE PERSON, I HAVE JOINED SEVERAL POLITICAL
MOVEMENTS AND SINCE AT A YOUNG AGE I HAVE BEEN SO VIGILANTE ABOUT POLITICS
BECAUSE POLITICS IS LIFE BASICALLY AND I BELIEVE THAT SOMEDAY WE WILL LIVE IN A
WORLD THAT IS LEAD BY THE YOUTH NOT WHITE OFFICIALS WEARING BLACK MASKS AND
PROMISING PEOPLE CHANGE, I AM HERE TO ACT UPON CHANGE NOT TO TALK ABOUT
CHANGE, SO UHM, BEWARE! OLEBOGENG BESIDES A RAPPER AND OTHER THINGS IS
RESPECTIVELY THE CHANGE. I AM THE CHANGE!

Olebogeng Phefo 062 778 1135 Theleonphefo@gmail.com
Olebogeng (owupress.com)
Olebogeng Phefo | Free Listening on SoundCloud
olebogeng911 – MOGALE HAPPENINGS (home.blog)
Smashwords – The somnambulist – a book by OLEBOGENG PHEFO, Sr
(NB: FOR PRE-ORDER OF THE HARDCOPY REFER TO EMAIL MENTIONED ABOVE)
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