This year (2019) we held a nation-wide creative-writing competition in partnership with Peace Corps Lesotho. This contest was open to all primary, secondary, and high school students. The competition was split into three categories: Grade 6 and 7, Forms A-C, and Forms D-E. The first-place composition in each category will receive prizes and public … Continue reading Ba re e ne re 2019 national writing competition for students
Ba re e ne re was invited to collaborate with the Lesotho Council of NGOs (LCN) and Lesotho Association of Non-formal Education (LANFE) in hosting a community dialogue with Herders (Balisa) in Sefikeng, Berea on 10 September 2019. The aim of the outreach was to promote the value of literacy and education among Balisa. The initiative was also … Continue reading International Literacy Day dialogue le Balisa.
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
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!
Super excited to announce the list of stories selected to be in our upcoming short story collection. Thanks again to everyone who submitted, it was a pleasure reading every story. In the coming days we will launch a campaign to raise funds for the book publishing. Please share and support! "Nonyana tsa siba leng li … Continue reading Ba re e ne re Story Anthology Book
Khokahanyo ea lipale tse khutšoane Khokahanyo ena ea lipale e tla hatisoa bukeng ea pampiri le bukeng ea marang-rang. Sepheo sa rona ke hlahisa bokheleke le boqapi ba ho ngola lipale tse khutšoane ho tsoa lingoling tsa Basotho ba lulang ka har’a naha ea Lesotho. Lipehelo tse tataisang - bala ka hloko Letsoalloa la Lesotho … Continue reading Khokahanyo ea lipale tse khutšoane (Sesotho)
Friends of Ba re e ne re, we're extremely excited to announce that starting 1 May 2016 we'll be accepting submission for a short story collection we plan to publish this year. Please read the guidance below (also on our website) and submit your stories. Thank you for spreading the word! https://bareenere.com/anthology/ Anthology Submission Guidelines … Continue reading Announcing the 2016 Lesotho Story Anthology
We hope you enjoy the final chapter of our freedom of creative expression writing series. This is 'The untitled story of my life' by Mpho Leteka. --- Lately the memory of my mother keeps popping up at unexpected moments. The littlest things spark a memory; they have me wondering how she felt when it struck her … Continue reading SHORT STORY: ‘The untitled story of my life’ by Mpho Leteka
The “Freedom of Creative Expression” stories continue with "A journey of discovery" by 'Mamohau Thetsane --- It felt amazingly weird at first; everything around me seemed to have rhythm, an inexplicable yet beautiful melody that I could not understand. More amazing was the uncontrollable urge for me to reach for a pen and paper, to … Continue reading SHORT STORY: ‘A journey of discovery’ by ‘Mamohau Thetsane
The “Freedom of Creative Expression” stories continue with From the lips of ghosts by Mafa Maiketso. --- The white-bearded ghost howled and screamed in blood curdling grunts which shook and rattled the stern-looking trees, robust rocks, wet stones, rusting gates and decaying buildings in the vast wasteland nearby. The ghost was going to die again. … Continue reading SHORT STORY: “From the lips of ghosts” by Mafa Maiketso