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Niq Mhlongo’s “Paradise In Gaza” launches at Goethe Namibia’s Virtually Yours.

Niq Mhlongo’s newest novel Paradise In Gaza launched at the new Goethe Namibia series Virtually Yours on October 10, 2020. He was moderated by author and publisher Zukiswa Wanner. Virtually Yours is a new series that brings you to the centre of contemporary African literature with discussions between leading African authors curated by Zukiswa Wanner […]

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Niq Mhlongo wins Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Fiction 2019.

Niq Mhlongo won the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Fiction 2019 at the Media24 Book Prize 2019 for Soweto, Under the Apricot Tree on June 13, 2019. Media24, the print media arm of South African media company Naspers, owns Jonathan Ball Publishers and NB Publishers which has the imprints Human & Rousseau, Tafelberg, Kwela […]

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South Africa’s Media24 Book Prizes 2019 shortlists announced.

The shortlists for South Africa’s Media24 Book Prizes 2019 were announced on May 13, 2019. Media24 is the print media arm of the South African media company Naspers. The organisation owns several publishers in its portfolio of investments like Jonathan Ball Publishers as well as NB Publishers which has the imprints Human & Rousseau, Tafelberg, […]

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Fiction New Books South Africa

Fred Khumalo’s “Talk of the Town” now available for your reading pleasure.

Fred Khumalo’s short story collection Talk of the Town was made available for your reading pleasure on April 19, 2019. Fred Khumalo is a Johannesburg based journalist, short story writer, and novelist whose writing has appeared in various publications, including the Sunday Times, the Toronto Star, New African magazine, the Sowetan and Isolezwe. His books […]

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The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018 shortlists announced.

The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018 shortlists were announced at a ceremony in Parkview, Johannesburg on May 12, 2018. The Sunday Times Literary Prize is an award scheme that was founded by South African newspaper The Sunday Times in 1989. It is divided into two categories of fiction called the Barry Rouge Prize and nonfiction […]

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9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 longlist announced

The nine books on the longlist for the 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017, formerly the Etisalat Prize, have been announced. The 9mobile Prize for Literature was born in 2013 as the Etisalat Prize for Literature to showcase the best in African literature. The prize, then sponsored by Nigerian telecommunications company Etisalat, was open to a […]

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Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016 were announced over the weekend. There are two awards available to the writers in the awards; the nonfiction category is called the Alan Patton Award while the fiction category is called the Barry Ronge Prize. Both prizes named after famous South African white men. The Alan […]

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Henrietta Rose-Innes on winning the Francoise Sommer Literary Prize

Author Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African with four books to her credit. The first two of her books Shark’s Egg (2001) and The Rock Alphabet (2004) were published by Kwela books. On her debut novel Shark’s Egg J.M. Coetzee had this to say, “Henrietta Rose-Innes writes an admirably taut, clean prose. Shark’s Egg is […]

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Etisalat Prize Shortlist 2014 announced

And then there were three. The judges for the Etisalat Prize for African literature have whittled down the long list of writers and those next in the line were announced. The three shortlistees in the running for next awards are Nadia Davids, for An Imperfect Blessing (Random House Struik-Umuzi), Chinelo Okparanta for Happiness Like Water […]

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Lauren Beukes, Novuyo Tshuma win South African Awards

South African Lauren Beukes and Zimbabwean Novuyo Tshuma have been collecting awards today. Beukes won the 2013/2014 University of Johannesburg Prizes going home with 75,000 South African Rands. On her part Tshuma won the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for the best literary work in English at the Media24 literary awards. Lauren Beukes won for her […]

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Zukiswa Wanner’s newest book London, Cape Town, Jo’burg out in May

Zukiswa Wanner’s latest book London, Cape Town, Jo’burg launches in May in Johannesburg, SA. Zukiswa Wanner is one of the most recognised names in South African literary circles. She emerged in 2006 with the Oshun books published The Madams about a black South African woman who takes the services of a white South African maid. […]