Conversations at Morija #2

In 2013, Maseru-born curator Lerato Bereng held an interactive event at the Morija Arts and Cultural Festival titled Conversations at Morija. The event, which was free of charge and open to the public, engaged with a number of members of Lesotho’s diaspora in a series of live Skype conversations. Through the event, Bereng – whoContinue reading “Conversations at Morija #2”

Women in Resistance exhibition coming to Morija

Did you get to see the Women in Resistance photo exhibition at Alliance Française de Maseru in May? The exhibition, by French photographer Pierre-Yves Ginet, showcased different women from around the world who are in various ways fighting for equality, justice, dignity and survival. Portraits of Basotho women, taken by Lesotho-based photographer Meri Hyöky, were addedContinue reading “Women in Resistance exhibition coming to Morija”

Cultivating African Voices

Originally posted by Mahala By Lineo Segoete September 5-7, 2014 saw the beginning of a revolution in the politically tense mountain kingdom of Lesotho, with the re-birth of Ba re e ne re literature festival. Ba re e ne re means: “They say it was said…” (The equivalent of “once upon a time…”), and theContinue reading “Cultivating African Voices”

A beautiful flower wild and yet divine

By Lineo Segoete Curated by Ingrid LaFleur from Detroit, “Beware of the Dandelions” is an Afro-futuristic exhibition currently on display at Goethe on Main in the Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg. The concept was conceived by the Science-Fiction-meets-Hip Hop collective from Detroit; “Complex Movements”. It is a multimedia ensemble integrating photography, song-writing, graphics, video, music and text.Continue reading “A beautiful flower wild and yet divine”

The Forgotten Kingdom: Filming Lesotho’s Identity

Originally posted on The Culture Trip By Leila Hall Lesotho’s mountainous landscapes and turbulent political history provide the backdrop to The Forgotten Kingdom, a 2013 feature film directed by visionary filmmaker Andrew Mudge. We take a behind-the-scenes look at this spectacular production and follow it on an epic journey across Lesotho’s mountains, communities and complexContinue reading “The Forgotten Kingdom: Filming Lesotho’s Identity”