Category: Lesotho

  • Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2021 shortlists announced

    Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2021 shortlists announced

    The shortlists for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2021 have been announced today, April 14, 2021. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English in the regions of Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Each of these winners are then eligible for…

  • Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021 shortlist announced.

    Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021 has been announced today March 31, 2021. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize, worth £3,000, was started in 2012 to revitalise African poetry and encourage a new generation of poets to get an international platform. It was founded by Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo who…

  • African Writers Awards 2020 winners announced in Lusaka.

    African Writers Awards 2020 winners announced in Lusaka.

    The winners for the African Writers Awards 2020 were announced at the African Writers Conference in Lusaka, Zambia on November 7, 2020. The African Writers Awards were conceived by the African Writers Development Trust to shed light on some of the best emerging writing talents on the continent. The winners in the past have been…

  • African Writers Awards 2020 longlists announced.

    African Writers Awards 2020 longlists announced.

    The longlists for the African Writers Awards 2020 were announced on September 28, 2020. The African Writers Awards were conceived by the African Writers Development Trust to shed a light on some of the best emerging talents in writing on the continent. The winners in the past have been Manu Herbstein, Maryhilda Ibe, Chiamaka Onu-Okpara,…

  • Writivism Short Story Prize 2019, Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 longlists announced.

    Writivism Short Story Prize 2019, Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 longlists announced.

    The longlists for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and the Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize 2019 have been announced on March 25, 2019. Writivism, the project of writing as activism, that works to build the capacity for writing on the continent was started in Kampala, Uganda in 2012. The initiative includes the Writivism Short…

  • African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2018

    African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2018

    Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2018. 2017 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners of the continent. Writers and readers met and interacted in many different venues in many types of environments. Some like Kaduna Book and Arts Festival and Mboka Festival were new…

  • “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” 2017 announces longlist

    “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” 2017 announces longlist

    The team organising The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!, a short story competition open to all Africans, has announced its longlist today. The Short Story is Dead, Long Live The Short Story! is a competition set up by South African based Black Letter Media which involves a short story call out…

  • African literary festivals you can attend in 2017

    African literary festivals you can attend in 2017

    Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2017. 2016 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners of the continent. Writers and readers met and interacted in many different venues in many types of environments. Some like Abantu Book Festival were new while the older ones like…

  • Ba re e ne re Short Story anthology campaign meets crowd funding targets 

    Ba re e ne re Short Story anthology campaign meets crowd funding targets 

    Ba re e ne re Short Story anthology campaign meets crowd funding targets. Ba re e ne re, an educational nonprofit based in Lesotho that promotes increased literacy, creative writing and artistic exchange as well hosts an annual literature festival in the Southern African nation. Ba re e ne re is the equivalent of “Once…

  • Four anthologies to submit your stories today

    Four anthologies to submit your stories today

    For those who are looking for spaces to submit your stories, here are four anthologies that are excellent options. Lesotho Story Anthology To promote short story writing from Lesotho, Ba re e ne re is proud to announce our first story Anthology. We know that our fertile landscape, from the mountains to the streets, cultivates the fresh stories of…

  • African literary festivals you can attend in 2016

    African literary festivals you can attend in 2016

    What a year 2015 was where African literary festivals were concerned. A record number showcased some of the coolest people and their writing in various spaces around on this rock that we live on. It looks like it’s not letting up as there are very many events for this year. Here are some of the…

  • Lesotho’s Ba re e ne re Festival 2015 dates announced

    Lesotho’s Ba re e ne re Festival 2015 dates announced

    The team at the Ba re e ne re Festival, Lesotho’s premier literary festival, announced the dates for the 2015 edition on Friday. The festival will be hosted from 5-6 December in Maseru, the capital of the mountain kingdom. Ba re e ne re which means “they say it happened that…” in Basotho was the…

  • Lesotho’s Ba re e ne re literary Festival 2014

    Lesotho’s Ba re e ne re literary Festival 2014

    The Dalai Lama is famous for many things one of which is the statement, ‘If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.’ It’s always the individual who will change the world with the help of others. In Kenya, we all love Muthoni Garland who has stayed the…