Ba re e ne re was nominated by the Department of Culture in the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture of Lesotho to be a civil society delegate at a training of trainers from the Eastern and Southern Africa regions, this September. The training was facilitated by UNESCO and candidates included members of civil society and state … Continue reading QPR Reporting for UNESCO 2005 convention
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.
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 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!
Some conscious poetry for the times we live in. Read 'The Mountain Kingdom' by Lizzy Mochochonono. #Lesothowrites They say dynamite comes in small packages Apparently so does trouble How can a country so small be this divided? All we do in our hearts is tremble As we wonder if the next gunshot will be on … Continue reading POETRY: ‘The Mountain Kingdom’ by Lizzy Mochochonono
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
One cannot teach art, the arts are something people do. Teaching is simply a matter and means of guiding the process.
Our next story from Ba re e ne re‘s recent “Freedom of creative expression” writing contest is the provactive Rear-ended by Pontšo Mpholle. This was another one of our 3 contest prize-winners. Enjoy! *** So, my nudity makes you uncomfortable? Good. That is the whole point of art, to make people uncomfortable; to evoke-provoke-invoke emotions and incite cognitive tumult … Continue reading SHORT STORY: “Rear-ended” by Pontšo Mpholle
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