As part of Ba re e ne re's work with the Another Roadmap for Arts Education network we produced a collection of educational curriculum customized for classrooms in Lesotho. Another Roadmap refers to this curriculum as a Learning Unit. Our learning unit titled "Decolonising Literacy with Critical Pedagogy" is finally online along with the units … Continue reading “Decolonising Literacy with Critical Pedagogy” Learning Unit – now online!
As part of the visit by the Inkanyiso team to Lesotho, Ba re e ne re hosted a celebration of Zanele Muholi's book Somnyama Ngonyama at Cafe What in Maseru on 31 January 2019. The event also featured the screening of a newly released Art21 documentary about Johanessburg-based artists which profiles Muholi. Sir Prof Muholi … Continue reading Ba re hosts Somnyama Ngonyama Book Celebration at Cafe What
Ba re e ne re kicked off 2019 by leading a free creative writing workshop aimed at novice writers. The workshop, held at Alliance Francaise de Maseru consisted of 5 activities designed to stimulate and refine story ideas. The workshop was in high demand with over 30 people in attendance, and we didn't turn anyone … Continue reading Jumpstarting 2019 with a Creative Writing Workshop
Between April and August 2018 Ba re e ne re organised a series of 3 workshops called "Skima Sesotho." These workshops married exercises and discussions about critical multimedia literacy with our imaginative BA RE Dictionary Project. The workshops were designed to get Basotho excited about Sesotho language and demonstrate the playful malleability of Sesotho. Through … Continue reading Skima Sesotho Workshop Series offers critical relationships to language and media
Props to the South African author Mpho Matsitle who came through to our festival in January and documented the experience. Here's a quote from the article about our keynote speaker 'Me Mpho Letima. Click the link below to see the full article. "In our bid as the young, wild and free of Africa to control … Continue reading Ba re Litfest 2018 covered by Art State
The 3rd Colloquium gathering of the Another Roadmap Africa Cluster (ARAC) will took place in Maseru, Lesotho from 7-13 January 2018. The aim for this meeting was to present prototypes of learning units for arts education that ARAC working groups have been developing. In this context, learning units are considered resources for implementing educational activities in which local experience … Continue reading 3rd Africa Cluster Colloquium went down in Maseru – January 2018
Please check out the gallery with images from our 2018 Ba re Litfest. Once again, we're filled with pride seeing the wonderful turnout and hearing the amazing discussions – on and off the stage. Thank you to all of our speakers and audience members. Ba re Litfest 2018 Gallery
Supporters of Ba re e ne re, We wanted to let you know that since our short story collection Likheleke tsa puo: New writing from Lesotho sold out following the Ba re e ne re Literature festival this past December, we've made the book available to order from Amazon as an ebook or print copy. We … Continue reading Likheleke tsa puo book on Amazon!
The Ba re e ne re Literature Festival 2016 programme “Find your voice” 9 – 11 December 2016 Friday 9 December 2016 - Festival Day 1 – Rock View Restaurant Activity Time Arrival and set up 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome to Ba re e ne re Opening Night 7:00 pm - 7:15 pm … Continue reading Ba re Litfest 2016 Programme
The campaign to publish our short story collection is live! Please contribute if you can and spread the love to support the literary revolution in Lesotho! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ba-re-e-ne-re-short-story-collection-from-lesotho-book/x/319732#/ Be part of Lesotho's literary revolution Ba re e ne re was founded in 2011 when local visionary Liepollo Rantekoa hosted the first Ba re e ne re Literature … Continue reading Book funding campaign is live!