Hi friends, we're preparing for another incredible Ba re e en re Literature Festival aka "Ba re Litfest" and so make sure our dates are on your radar and on your calendar. This year our 3-day festival will be 9-11 December with the theme "Fumana lentsoe la hao/Find your voice". More details to come soon. … Continue reading 2016 Ba re Litfest dates: 9-11 December
We are extremely proud to present our highlights video from the 2015 Ba re e ne re Literature Festival. Masterfully filmed and edited by Lesotho's own Sehlabaka Rampeta and his team, the video demonstrates the power of the festival and the brilliance of our guests, performers and audience. So much talent in one place. Enjoy … Continue reading Watch our 2015 Festival video
We're still on cloud nine from the incredible vibe experienced at the 3rd Ba re e ne re Literature Festival held at Machabeng College in Maseru from 5-6 December 2015. We had the great privilege of hosting a wonderful crew of guests at this festival and our young audience came out to en masse to … Continue reading Ba re Litfest 2015 was a success!
2015 Ba re e ne re Literature Festival programme 5th - 6th December 2015 Saturday 5 December 2015 - Festival Day 1 – Machabeng College Activity Time Doors open – Arrival in Main Hall 9:30am - 10:30am Artist Performances 10:30am – 11:00am Welcome - Ba re e ne re team - projects, awards, Rantekoa’s 11:00am … Continue reading 2015 Festival Programme announced!
We are extremely fortunate to be hosting Moses Kilolo as a festival guest this December. Moses is the Managing Editor of Jalada Africa, a pan-African writers' collective based in Nairobi, Kenya. If you haven't read Jalada's publications, do yourself a favour and check them out at jalada.org. Please give Moses a warm welcome when he comes … Continue reading Moses Kilolo announced as festival guest
Our next guest to announce is the talented Napo Masheane! Napo is a renowned poet and playwright and is the director of Village Gossip Productions. She is also a founding member of Feela Sista Spoken Word Collective and has written a book of essays and poetry called Caves Speak in Metaphors. Show a little love … Continue reading Napo Masheane at Ba re litfest
The Ba re e ne re team is excited to announce that this year's literature festival will be held from 5-6 December 2015. We are working hard to put together an incredible programme so please stay tuned for more information. We can't wait to see you at the festival.
Ba re e ne re was featured on the online South African culture website Mahala in an article written by our Festival Director Lineo Segoete. Here is the text of the article: CULTIVATING AFRICAN VOICES by Lineo Segoete / 23.09.2014 September 5-7, 2014 saw the beginning of a revolution in the politically tense mountain kingdom … Continue reading Ba re e ne re in Mahala!
The Ba re e ne re Literature Festival was featured in an article on the Mail & Guardian's Voices of Africa blog. Here is the text of the article written by Leila Hall: Ba re e ne re: Reigniting Lesotho’s literary culture Lesotho is an interesting place to be in at the moment. At the … Continue reading Ba re e ne re featured on the Mail & Guardian’s Voices of Africa blog!
The 3rd and final day of Ba re e ne re opened with inspiring performances from Lipuo Motene, Teboho Moekoa, Ma-Lord Mefane and Juvi. Then finally getting on stage and representing Windhoek was Namibian poet Keamogetsi Joseph Molapong. For our programmes we had two interactive workshops, the first on writing strategies and the second on getting … Continue reading Ba re e ne re Lit Fest Day 3 (photos)