Khokahanyo ea lipale tse khutšoane (Sesotho)

Anthology 1

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 kapa moahi ea phetseng Lesotho bonyane lilemo tse tharo a ka romella lipale tsa hae. Ba re e ne re e tla amohela lipotso ho ba se nang bo ‘nete ba hore na ba oelella ka lesakaneng le feng le boletsoe.
  • Batho ba nang le thahasello ba ka romella lipale tse sa feteng boraro.
  • Lipale li se ke tsa ba tse kileng tsa hatisoa kae kapa kae pele.
  • Lipale e be tse iqapetsoeng, ‘me li be bolelele bo lipakeng tsa mantsoe a sekete le likete tse hlano (1000-5000).
  • Lipale li ka ngoloa ka leleme la Sesotho kapa la Senyesemane.
  • Lipale tsohle tse tla romelloa e be mosebetsi o qapiloeng le moromelli ka sebele, eseng o qopilitsoeng.
  • Lipale li romelloe lipakeng tsa 1 Mots’eanong le 30 Phuptjane 2016.
  • Lipale li romelloe ka mokhoa oa ho qhoaelloa posong ea marang-rang (e-mail attachment) atereseng ena
  • Ka ho romella lipale tsa bona, motho le motho o fana ka litokelo tse ikhethileng ho Ba re e ne re ho hatisa mosebetsi oa bona pampiring le marang-rang.
  • Hang hoba motho a fane ka mosebetsi oa hae o itlama ho sebetsa le bahlophisi ba buka ena ea khokahanyo ea lipale tse khutšoane ho lokisetsa hore lipale tsa bona li tle li hatisoe.

Announcing the 2016 Lesotho Story Anthology

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!

Anthology Submission Guidelines – please read carefully.

-The anthology will be published as a print book and e-book to showcase original fiction writing by writers from and based in Lesotho.

-Any person of Lesotho citizenship, or long term Lesotho residency of more than 3 years may submit stories. Questions of eligibility will be determined by Ba re e ne re.

-Writers may submit up to 3 short stories for consideration.

-Stories must not have been previously published.

-Stories should be fiction stories of 1000-5000 words.

-Stories may be submitted in English or Sesotho.

-All submitted writing must be original works of the writer’s creation.

-Stories must be submitted between 1 May and 30 June 2016.

-Submissions must be emailed as attachments to

-By entering, writers grant non-exclusive print and digital publishing rights to Ba re e ne re.

-By entering, writers agree to work with the editors of the book to prepare their story for publishing if selected.

Ba re Litfest 2015 was a success!

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 absorb the amazing energy and knowledge shared in the conversations, performances, lectures and mentorship sessions that went down at the festival.

As is always the case there were a few unexpected challenges to overcome and bumps in the road, but we stayed focused and delivered in putting on a successful event. When you see young, hungry eyes, witness incredible connections being made and feel the warmth of fingers snapping with appreciation to profound words it’s a reminder that the months of toiling are all worth it.

To share the experience of the 2015 Ba re e ne re Literature Festival please take a look at our photo albums and watch our video from the event below. We’re really proud of what we were all able to accomplish together. Thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, guests, volunteers, media team, performers, audience members and friends who helped make the festival magical.

Photos Festival Day 1

Hlubi Mboya reading Zakes Mda’s “The Sculptors of Mapungubwe” courtesy of #longstorySHORT

Ba re Open Mic Night

Photos Festival Day 2

2015 Festival Programme announced!


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 – 11:30am
#longstorySHORT story reading with Hlubi Mboya with Mbali Kgosidinsi 11:30am – 12:30pm
Break for lunch 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Student performances 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Session A: Panel – Writing for social change (Room 2)

With Lucy Kolobe, Napo Masheane and Boreng Hlalele

2:00pm – 2:50pm
Session B: Panel – Writivism Prize Winners reading (Main)

With Anthea Paelo and Saaleha Bamjee

2:00pm – 2:50pm
Break 2:50pm – 3:00pm
Session C: Panel – Cultivating new readers (Room 2)

With Napo Masheane and Moses Kilolo

3:00pm – 3:50pm
Session D: Panel – The state of African literature (Main)

With Moses Kilolo and Mbali Kgosidinsi

3:00pm – 3:50pm
Break 3:50pm – 4:00pm
Liepollo Rantekoa keynote: “Reclaim your story” – Sabata-mpho Mokae 4:00pm – 4:50pm
Day 1 closing remarks 4:50pm – 5:00pm

Saturday evening poetry event – 7:30pm – 10:00pm – Victory Arts Centre (Lapeng)

Activity Time
Welcome and “Peace Natives” poetry film screenings 7:30pm – 8:00pm
Schedule Performances with Napo Masheane, Christie van Zyl and more 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Open Mic – show us what you got! 9:00pm – 10:00pm

Sunday 6 December 2015 – Festival Day 2 – Machabeng College

Activity Time
Doors open – Arrival 11:00am – 11:30am
Writing boot camp (pre-registered – Room 2) With Sabata-mpho Mokae, Moses Kilolo, Napo Masheane and Boreng Hlalele 11:30am – 1:00pm
Break for lunch 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Artist performances 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Skype conversation with George Shire 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Break 3:30pm – 3:45pm
Session E: Panel – The power of poetry (Room 2)

With Mpho Sefali and Christie van Zyl

3:45pm – 4:45pm
Session F: Panel – The Writer’s hustle (Main)

Sabata-mpho Mokae and Lucy Kolobe

3:45pm – 4:45pm
Final artist performances 4:45pm – 4:55pm
Festival closing remarks 4:55pm – 5:00pm
Annual cleansing of the stone (Off site) 5:00pm – 5:30pm


Ongoing activities on both days

  • “French Corner” sponsored by Alliance Francaise with French language literature for browsing
  • “Sesotho Corner” with Sesotho literature available to browse
  • Food stalls and crafts sales
  • Book signings by local and visiting guests
  • Art exhibitions; the BA RE Dictionary project
  • Photo-booth – Tell us who your favourite author is!
  • Bookmaking/colouring for kids

Moses Kilolo announced as festival guest

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

Please give Moses a warm welcome when he comes all the way from Kenya for the Ba re e ne re Literature Festival 5-6 December at Machabeng College in Maseru. (Photo: Comfort Soila/Facebook)