Napo Masheane at Ba re litfest

Our next guest to announce is the talented Napo Masheane! Napo is a renowned poet and playwright and is the director of Village Gossip Productions. She is also a founding member of Feela Sista Spoken Word Collective and has written a book of essays and poetry called Caves Speak in Metaphors. Show a little love…

Dear Apples,

September was crazy for Ba re e ne re. I landed at OR Thambo airport to represent this wonderful dream you founded at the inaugural PAN!C meeting/conference and Jo’burg Art Fair from 5-13 September and the first soul I connected with was Kadiatou. She knew you from Cape Town and we shared stories. Her aura…

Decolonizing Arts Education in Africa – Another Roadmap

Another Roadmap for Arts Education is an international initiative under the aegis of the Another Roadmap School. It involves 22 regional research groups working to critically analyse the UNESCO Road Map for Arts Education (Lisbon 2006) and the Seoul Agenda for Arts Education (2010) in terms of their framing of history and terminology, subtexts and…

ESSAY: “The Right to Be Me” by Mammatli Molefi

In this short essay “The Right to Be Me”, Mammatli Molefi talks about the power and importance of creative expression. — Thousands and thousands of years ago humans used drawings, songs, dance, and simple gestures to tell stories, stories of hunting expeditions, love and death, and a brighter future. If they hadn’t applied creativity, their…

2015 Festival Dates Announced!

The Ba re e ne re team is excited to announce that this year’s literature festival will be held from 5-6 December 2015. We are working hard to put together an incredible programme so please stay tuned for more information. We can’t wait to see you at the festival.