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
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 … Continue reading 2015 Festival Programme announced!
Africa is a Country features Ba re e ne re
On October 6th the legendary African media website Africa is a Country published an article co-written by Lineo Segoete and Zachary Rosen about Ba re e ne re Literature Festival founder Liepollo Rantekoa the evolution of the festival. Full text below. Enjoy! In Sesotho, the language of Lesotho, the words “Ba re e ne re…” … Continue reading Africa is a Country features Ba re e ne re
Ba re e ne re Lit Fest Day 1 (photos)
In spite of concerns about the political environment we carefully evaluated the risks and decided to go forward with the festival. The festival was opened with a musical performance by Ceci. Then introductory remarks were given by Lineo Segoete, the Festival Director. Lineo was followed by 'Mantsane Rantekoa, who spoke beautifully about her daughter Liepollo … Continue reading Ba re e ne re Lit Fest Day 1 (photos)
Niq Mhlongo to give keynote address at Ba re e ne re
We're proud to announce that South African author Niq Mhlongo will give our keynote address this year at the Ba re e ne re Literature Festival reception. On September 5th at Alliance Française de Maseru, he'll be speaking about supporting a new generation of readers and writers. Accept our event invite here:https://www.facebook.com/events/1443778395902976/ Full programme and … Continue reading Niq Mhlongo to give keynote address at Ba re e ne re
Ba re e ne re Poetry Night + Open Mic
When: September 6, 2014 at 7:30pm Where: Lehakoe Cultural Hut Join us at the Lehakoe Cultural Hut on the evening of Saturday, September 6 for poetry performances and live music. There will also be an open mic session, all styles welcome. Join the event on Facebook!
Literature Festival Day 3
When: September 7, 2014 at 10am until 5pm Where: Maseru Prep School Join us at Maseru Prep on Sunday, September 7 at 10:00am for the last day of the Ba re e ne re Literary Festival. There will be poetry readings, panel discussions, creative performances, and a publishing workshop. There will also be books and craft … Continue reading Literature Festival Day 3
Literature Festival Day 2
When: September 6, 2014 at 10am until 5pm Where: Maseru Prep School Join us at Maseru Prep School on Saturday, September 6 at 10:00am for a variety of literary events, including storytelling, a panel discussion, and creative writing workshop. There will also be activities for younger children, including bookmaking and games. Throughout the festival there will … Continue reading Literature Festival Day 2
Literature Festival Reception and Keynote
When: September 5, 2014 at 5pm until 8pm Where: Alliance Française de Maseru We will be kicking off the 2014 Ba re e ne re Literature Festival on Friday, September 5 at 5pm at Alliance Francaise. We will have an opening reception with refreshments, remarks by Festival Director Lineo Segoete and 'Mantsane Rantekoa, live music, student … Continue reading Literature Festival Reception and Keynote
Official poster is here!
We are excited to announce the release of our official event poster for the Ba re e ne re Literature Festival. We can't wait to see you September 5-7!