THEME: “Inspiring the future & preserving the past”

Friday September 5, 2014 – Alliance Francaise 2pm – 4:30pm

  • Reception (refreshments) and live music performance by Ceci
  • Welcome remarks from Ba re Litfest Festival Director Lineo Segoete
  • Tribute to Liepollo Rantekoa by her mother ‘M’e Mantsane Rantekoa
  • Summary of the student writing competition
  • Keynote talk by Niq Mhlongo on cultivating a new generation of readers and writers in Southern Africa
  • Closing remarks by Zachary Rosen

Saturday September 6, 2014

Daytime – Maseru Prep School

  • Bookmaking with children led by Family Art and Literacy.)
  • Storytelling performance* (Reatile Mohapeloa)
  • Creative student performances in Theatre, dance, poetry and live music by students from National University of Lesotho International School
  • Live performance by local star Juvinile and renowned Poet Teboho Rantsoabe*
  • Panel discussion facilitated by Bongani Kona (Chimurenga) – “The past present and future of creative writing in Southern Africa”* (led by Niq Mhlongo, Yewande Omotoso, Mpho Makara, Teboho Rantsoabe, Patrick Bereng and Teboho Rantsoabe)*
  • Google Hangout with Zakes Mda

Evening – Private Residence

  • Poetry performances by Siphiwe, Lineo Tsikoane,
  • Live music by Zhazha and partner.
  • After-party with live DJ

Sunday September 7, 2014

Maseru Prep School

  • Poetry performances by Kemet, Malord and international guest from Namibia; Keamogetsi Molapong*
  • Live music performance by Chino*
  • Practice-oriented discussion facilitated by Zachary Rosen – Creative writing strategies*
  • Practice oriented discussion facilitated by Zachary Rosen – Publishing Your Writing: Traditional vs. Self publishing*
  • Closing – recap and thank you from Lineo Segoete*

Ongoing throughout the festival

  • Book/craft sales (Morija Sesotho Book Depot, Guests and Chimurenga)
  • Book exhibits

*indicates portions of the festival were broadcast live on Chimurenga Pan-African Space Station (PASS) at

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