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MEDIA COVERAGE

Archive of some press mentions of Kolanyane-Kesupile's work.

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"LGBTQ+ Members Explain Community Acronym"
Pride Flag
"Africa is Queer" (OkayAfrica)

BLOOMBERG QUICKTAKE: PRIDE 2020 

Katlego formed part of a collective of LGBTQ+ people  who spoke to Bloomberg Quicktake - a branch of Bloomberg - about the meanings behind the community alphabeticism. This video came out in celebration of Pride 2020, as an effort to humanize the people behind the letters.

Watch video: HERE

"Africa is Queer" feature on OKAYAFRICA

Katlego was interviewed by Zinhle Ngema for OkayAfrica to hear about her life in 2020. 8 other LGBTQ+ Africans from across the continent were interviewed for this article, which forms the beginnings of the "Africa is Queer" queer ethnography project. 

Read the article: HERE

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"BOTSWANA DECRIMINALIZES CONSENSUAL SAME SEX ACTIVITY"

SABC NEWS SA: THE GLOBE INTERVIEW 11/06/2019

Following the High Court of Botswana's ruling in the case LM vs Attorney General, Katlego was interviewed by SABS News to unpack the ruling and its impact on Batswana going forward.

 

Watch video: HERE
 

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DW Interview on Botswana's Decriminalization Ruling
"QUEER LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN AFRICA"
TRANSGENDER NUNS, GAY CABARET AND THE POLL TAX: HISTORY TOUR WITH A DIFFERENCE UNCOVERS HACKNEY’S LGBT HERITAGE

POWERFM: #POWERZONE INTERVIEW 15/11/2016

 

Katlego talks with Zamantungwa Khumalo on PowerFM in South Africa about Queer Literature and Culture . 

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HACKNEY GAZETTE: 22/06/2017 

 

Nell James Grace from Queer Tours of London speaks to Emma Bartholomew about the tour she is hosting this weekend as part of Pride 365 – Hackney’s year-long celebration of the borough’s LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex) community.

 

Read more HERE

AFRICA: STORIES IN THE 55

RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL INTERVIEW 01/11/2016

Laura-Angela Bangetto talks to Katlego about her poem '#berekamosadi' and how she is using poetry to give voice to young black queer Africans. 

Read more HERE

"FORMER PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA SPEAKS IN SUPPORT OF LGBT RIGHTS"

THE WASHINGTON BLADE 21/01/2016

 

Kat Kai Kol-Kes, founder of Botswana’s Queer Shorts Showcase Festival, acknowledged Mogae’s comments in a statement to the Blade. 

 

Read more HERE

"BUA POLELO SHOW IMPRESSES"

THE MONITOR (MMEGI): 05/05/2014 

 

Katlego K Kol-Kes who displayed her vocal prowess while narrating the story performed the character of the bat beautifully. Incorporating pre-existing Setswana tales, the crew managed to create new songs that addressed the themes of road safety, love, bullying, tolerance and community. 

 

*Please excuse the misnaming as it appears in the article. 

 

Read more HERE

"LGBTI IN AFRICA: FROM VICTIMS TO VICTORS"

HUFFINGTON POST GAY VOICES: 19/01/2016 

 

To anyone asking: "Can you really take the sex out of Pride and change what it means -- especially in Africa?" My response is a big fat "YES!" and I'll tell you why..

 

Read more HERE

"BOTSWANA TO BE REPRESENTED AT A US BASED CONFERENCE IN EARLY FEBRUARY"

SUNDAY STANDARD: 02/02/2014 

 

Botswana is to be represented at a US based conference in early February. The inaugural Mellon Mays Fellows Professional Network (MMFPN) conference will be taking place from February 6-8 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA.

 

Read more HERE

Keledi: A Dance Solo

IDAHO 2012 theme is Stopping Gay Teen Suicides. Kalvin K Kol-Kes offers a dance interpretation of this theme in a human rights awareness protest through dance

 

More HERE

"INTERGALACTIC LISTENING SESSION WITH CHASING JAYKB"

THE AFROLUTIONIST: 27/01/2015

 

I found myself in the heart of Gaborone at a jam session where i heard Chasing Jaykb would be showcasing their EP “Bongo Country”. This very untried (at least for Botswana), alternative sound that this duo has going on is really a dubstep/folk/pop admixture with a radical feel to it. 

 

Read more HERE

"AROUND THE WORLD, MAY 17 RECOGNIZED AS 'GAY DAY'"

LGBT rights advocates in more than 100 countries around the world will commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17 with a series of marches, workshops, performances and other events.

 

Read more HERE

"WHEN ART INSPIRES DIALOGUE"
"BOTSWANA ACTIVIST WINS WRITIVISM MENTEE"

THE MONITOR (MMEGI): 12/02/2015 

 

 

The Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE Africa) recently announced its 32 Africa-wide 2015 Writivism Mentees. Among the selected few is Gaborone based transgender activist, writer, performer and entrepreneur, Kat Kai Kol-Kes.

 

Read more HERE

MIDWEEK SUN: 23/02/2012

 

Bigger isn’t always better. Sometimes small gatherings have as much power as vast crowds. The Inside/Out Valentine’s Day Art Show, which was held last week on Thursday at the Tshedisa Institute, was one example. The atmosphere was warm, the art thought provoking, and the music subtle.

 

Read more HERE

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