Barolong co-founded the Writers Association of Botswana (WABO) in 1978 and was Chairperson of Bana-Ba-Afrika, sponsored by UNICEF. He attended the South African Poetry Festival in New York in 1987 and represented Botswana at the UNICEF conference on Child Survival in 1988.
His book Images of the Sun was published by the African Studies Programme at the University of Wisconsin. In 1990 he was a lecturer at the University of Botswana where he co-founded its Writers Workshop.
Here he is reading his poem ‘The Mall, Gaborone’ at the Medellin International Festival of Poetry a few years later.