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An exciting winter at Gaborone Book Festival Trust

The Gaborone Book Festival (GBF) Trust’s main mission is to foster a love for reading among Batswana and residents of Botswana. This main objective is supported by others being to bring readers, writers, publishers, thinkers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion on key and light issues, to promote Botswana and African literature.

GBF achieves its objectives through four platforms; the school outreach programme, monthly book reviews, book night and the upcoming and inaugural book festival in September 21-22 2018.
The monthly book reviews take the form of a traditional book club and its membership is non-permanent. The platform further gives solo readers a chance where they can discuss their favourite books and meet like-minded individuals.

Winter is a great time for book lovers as they snuggle up and indulge in their favourite pastime-reading. In May, GBF kick-started its winter book review series with Winnie Mandela’s 491, a journal published as a book detailing her 491 Days of detention by the apartheid government. Dedicated to the liberation of her people, Winnie Mandela has inspired and continues to inspire generations of men and women to never cease fighting for what they believe in.

On June 30th, the Trust and its patrons will spend an afternoon reviewing one of America’s leading television producer, screenwriter, and author Shonda Rhimes who has chronicled her life in the “Year of Yes’’, a book detailing her year of kicking her fears and the gains that followed.

For the July session, “Botswana’s Top 50 Ultimate Experiences” written by Thalefang Charles will be the centre of discussion and Thalefang will also be in attendance. “Featuring Batswana authors across our platforms is at the core of our existence as a Trust,” said Kenanao Phele, Co-Founder at the GBF Trust. Kenanao further said “We are still appealing to individuals, families, companies and different entities for sponsorships, support and partnerships to stage the book festival in September, a platform which doesn’t at the moment in our city.”

The August book review session will be dedicated to two contemporary African authors who will be in Gaborone at the time to launch their books and conduct a workshop for upcoming and aspiring writers.

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Vee Mampeezy wants to marry again!

28th November 2022

In May 2014, controversial pint sized musician, Odirile Sento married his longtime girlfriend, Kagiso Sento in a glamorous wedding, not knowing that eight years later, the two will be fighting until the very end of their holy union.

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TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch

14th October 2022

On Saturday 29 October 2022 (11:00- 15:00) Bash Connektor will be presenting their 1st TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch which will be hosted by Basadi’Bash’Masimolole. Tatso. A Setswana word. Taste  .Tatso / ta-tso/. verb.

The Brunch will be held at Myhomecafe by Mogobane Dam and tickets are selling at P650 per person. Only 50 tickets available and sold through pre-booking. The value of the offering will be a brunch meal + bottomless mimosas + connekting conversations that matter with leading women in corporate and entrepreneurship. This is an inspirational / empowerment connekting session for Women.

Bash Connektor is a Marketing Company with a twist founded in March 2022 by Basadi Bash Masimolole who has 15 years plus Marketing Experience. The INTENT of Bash Connektor is to Link People, Experiences, and Brands. The K instead of C is INTENTIONAL. We are all about contributing towards AMPLIFYING brand and country messages through curating experiential offerings and connekting conversations that matter, said Basadi Masimolole.

With a sponsor or funding, Basadi Masimolole’s ultimate goal is to have visual podcasts and empowerment connektor sessions at villages as part of cultural tourism and contributing towards the Botswana Government’s Rural Areas Development Program (RADP).

Individuals interested in purchasing the limited number tickets or Brands interested in participating on the TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch through sponsorships/ brand placement opportunities can reach Basadi’Bash’Masimolole on +267 7140 6660 / masimololebasadi@gmail.com / Bash Connektor Facebook page.

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