Awards Fiction South Africa

Mandla Langa wins University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing 2022

Mandla Langa’s The Lost Language of the Soul was declared the winner of the University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing 2022 on October 4, 2022. The UJ Debut Prize was shared by A’Eysha Kassiem and Lisa-Anne Julien. The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English, also known as the UJ […]

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Africans galore on International Dublin Literary Award 2016 longlist

The International Dublin Literary Award, formerly known as the IMPAC Award, is the richest in the world for a single work of fiction in English with the winner going home with €100 000. If the winning book is a translation, the author receives €75 000 and the translator €25 000. Just like last year, there […]

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A snapshot of the Time of the Writer 2015

It was all happening at the from when a whole bunch of writers converged at Durban, South Africa on 16-21 March. This bunch of writers or is it gaggle of writers or a bar of writers or wit of writers or a… Anyway these writers from all corners of the continent were joined by a […]

Events Kenya Uganda

Beatrice Lamwaka in Johannesburg, Oduor Jagero in Kampala

For those in Kampala and Johannesburg there are some very cool literary events for you today. In Jozi, Caine Prize nominee 2011 Beatrice Lamwaka will be joining South Africans Mandla Langa, Makhosazana Xaba and Masande Ntshanga to read extracts from their latest novels and poetry collections. They will be discussing their work with Michele Magwood […]