Letters to my children is a series of nostalgic dummy letters that the author wrote while furthering his studies in the U.S.A., far away from his wife and children. The novel also depicts a number of concerns of the author whose home state of Lesotho finds itself surrounded by the oppressive regime of South Africa just before Nelson Mandela was released from prison. The author displays his broad view of international politics by also showing concerns about the United States'' foreign policy that has brought unnecessary antagonisms and human suffering of the peoples of the 3rd World. Much as the author supports democracy in the western sense, he questions its approach and worries over the situation in Southern Africa concerning the future of his children and the region after apartheid. The work can be viewed as a political novel suitable for use in education and for leisure.