Staff Profiles

Mr. Benjamin Lesele Janie


Faculty of Humanities

African Languages and Literature


Location: Block 201 Office 51
Phone: +267 355 2563
Email Mr. Benjamin Lesele Janie

M.A. University of London (1989)

P.G.D.E (Post Graduate Diploma in Education)  University of Botswana (1987)

B.A. (Humanities) University of Botswana (1986)

Mr. Benjamin Lesele Janie teaches in the department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Botswana. He is a poet and has a passion for creative writing, performance arts, oral literature and cultural studies.

Mr.  Janie holds an M.A. from the University of London(S.O.A.S).He is a member of the Setswana Vehicular Cross-border Languages commission of ACALAN (African Union Commission). He is a co-author a play,  A kind of Justice and an anthology of African poetry written in English , Ceremony of the Word . His Setswana poems appears in anthologies by K.Mogapi.

  •  Oral literature
  • Cultural Studies
  •  African Poetry
  •  Theatre
  •  Creative Writing
  • African Written Lierature

  • African poetry
  •  African ritual studies
  • Oral literature
  • Culture
  • Performance studies

  • African poetry
  • African ritual
  • African theatre
  • African oral literature

  • B. Seboni & B.Janie (2015) Ceremony of the Word .Petlo Literary Arts Trust: Gaborone.  
  • Mtubani.V.C.D. & B. Janie (1996) A Kind of Justice. Botsalano Press: Gaborone.
  •  Janie.B.L. Social Commentary, Change and Innovation in Traditional Popular Guitar Music in Botswana in Tumedi.S.M.,Nhlekisana. R. O. B and Ndana. N. (2010) Lips & Pages: Botswana Traditional Music as Socio-Political Commentary. Pentagon Publishers: Gaborone

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