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Keleketla! Library

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Malose Malahlela, co-director of Keleketla! Library. Photo: Baukes Frame
Keleketla! Library engages with multifaceted cultural presentations: literary, film, music, visual art, and other, still undefined forms. Keleketla is a Sepedi word said at the beginning of a story, in response to the storyteller’s “once upon a time.” It is an acknowledgment: “I am here, willing to listen to your story with active participation.” This expression of active listening reflects the mission of Keleketla! Library, founded by Rangoato Hlasane and Malose Malahlela in Johannesburg in 2008. Nominated for the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics (2014) and the Visible Award (2017), Keleketla! Library participated in the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2018) and has been working across Africa and beyond as a member of Another Roadmap for Arts Education’s Africa Cluster. 

Established 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa