Ba re e ne re Story Anthology Book

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 fofa mmoho” pale e ngotsoeng ke Mansabeng Lifalakane
“Our little mystery” by Rethabile Manong
“Vain struggle” by Mojabeng Moholi
“‘Mamotimpana” by Selloane Tseka
“A letter from a suicide victim” by Ntimana Konyana
“Summer Blues” by Tebby Letsie Schoeman
“Maseru City” by Moso Victor Sematlane
“Hoja ka tseba” pale e ngotsoeng ke Lucy Kolobe
“Veneered” by Lerato Mensah-Aborampah
“Liatla tsa motsoa-ntle” pale e ngotsoeng ke Mamoholi Mokhoro
“The praying wives club” by Refiloe Mabejane
“Epiphany” by Nicole Tau
“Mohla Puseletso le Lineo ba Shobelisoang” pale e ngotsoeng ke Mpho Mokone
“Everything is relative” by Pont’so Mpholle
“Lerato? Fokol!” pale e ngotsoeng ke Ts’eliso Monaheng
“The gifts” by Lipuo Motene
“The ultimate vengeance” by Mpolokeng Leteetee
“Bophelo bo naka li maripa” pale e ngotsoeng ke Litsoanelo Nei
“The north beckons” by Folane Makututsa
“Samaritan” by Khosi Rajeke
“Kamora Setsokotsane” pale e ngotsoeng ke Masello Sello
“The two” by Kaizer Matsumunyane

“Summer in the south” by Katleho Phenduka


2016 Ba re Litfest dates: 9-11 December

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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.

Ba re e ne re……Qoi

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