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The National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) in partnership with the National Arts Council of Namibia (NACN) presents a Storytelling Evening with storyteller and praise poet Felicitas Mogotsi. Virtual and physically attending audiences can look forward to an evening into the indigenous Setswana story ‘Molemathite’, resonating the value of humility and the communal principles of love and kindness.

Born in 1953 in Aminuis, Omaheke, Felicitas Mogotsi is a retired Teacher, Praise Poet and Storyteller. She completed her standard 7 at St. Joseph’s RC High School Dobra and then went on to complete Lower Primary teaching certification at the Augustineum School in Windhoek.

Mme Mogotsi’s love for storytelling developed in her Primary School days, where she was drawn to the art of storytelling, emoting and orating. She saw it as a means to allow learners from various backgrounds and groups to express themselves and understand one another. Her house was also filled with storytellers including her parents and Grandmother. From a young age, she was drawn to Praise Poetry, and to this day promotes the practice, as she sees it is a culture and technique that is fading away. Ms Mogotsi has worked as a Primary school teacher till 2013 until her retirement.  She however continues to do community work in Aminuis. She believes that storytelling and education go hand in hand, as education prospers through the medium of storytelling.

The event will be livestreamed on NTN’s Facebook page (@nationaltheatreofnamibia) on 8 April 2021, 18H30. Physical seating is available, but limited. Book your seat by emailing pro@ntn.org.na by latest, 2nd April 2021, 17H00.

Furthermore, there will be a meet and greet session for artists and the public to meet with Ms Felicitas Mogotsi, on 7 April 2021, 15H00.This will take place in Windhoek at the National Theatre of Namibia. Individuals wishing to attend this meet and greet session should reserve their spot by emailing pro@ntn.org.na  by latest 5 April 2021, 15H00.

For more information, call 061 374 403.