The Mbokodo Awards are presented annually to recognise women in the arts, highlighting the contribution by women in the ongoing development of the arts in South Africa.
As you can expect, there are ladies who have been nominated for this award who we cover regularly on this blog. In creative writing those nominated are Rehana Rossouw, Angela Makholwa and Lauren Beukes. This is a very strong group of ladies and my personal favourite is Angela, no Lauren, No Angela, no… Damn. Thank God I don’t get to decide who wins that category
Poetry has Helen Moffett, Busiswa Gqulu and Mbali Vilakazi in the running. Also in the running for Promotion of Arts in the Media you find Kgauhelo Dube who is the main driving force behind the #longstorySHORT project.
You can find a whole list of those shortlisted here.