Poetry winners announced

2016-03-16 06:00
Shlupheki Ngcobo represents Amanzimtoti, Athlone Park and Kingsburgh libraries in the eThekwini district 5 Libraries Poetry Competition. Photo: tania sandberg

Shlupheki Ngcobo represents Amanzimtoti, Athlone Park and Kingsburgh libraries in the eThekwini district 5 Libraries Poetry Competition. Photo: tania sandberg

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AMANZIMTOTI Library announced the winners of the District 5 Libraries Poetry Competition on 8 March at a function at the Amanzimtoti Civic Centre.

“The purpose of the event was to market and promote this year’s chosen book, The Last Rhinos, by Lawrence Anthony which mostly covers rhino poaching,” Amanzimtoti librarian, Slie Mosia said.

The book forms part of the “One City, One Book” initiative of the PRC department of eThekwini Municipality, and is aimed at cultivating and promoting the culture of reading among citizens.

“District 5 libraries were using the medium of poetry to market the book. Rhino poaching is an important issue globally as rhinos are becoming extinct. Poaching is also predominantly driven by the illegal trade in rhino horn, and it is our duty as libraries to educate and make society aware of social ills,” Mosia added.

Participants had to read the book, add information related to rhino poaching and recite the poem for the competition.

The target audience competed in four categories, namely 12-14 years, 15-18 years, 19-25 years and 26 years and above.

The 12-14 year category winners are Mazibuko Lethokuhle, representing Amanzimtoti, Athlone and Kingsburgh libraries, first, Nkomo Nqobile, representing Umlazi AA and W libraries, second, and Masuku Nombuso, representing Umbumbulu library, third.

The 15-18 category winners are Gumede Ignatia, representing Amanzimtoti, Athlone and Kingsburgh libraries, first, Erin Campbell who represented Amanzimtoti, Athlone and Kingsburgh libraries, second and Hlongwane Nelile who represented Umlazi AA and W libraries, third.

The 19-25 category winners were in first place, Nzala Sibusiso representing KwaMakhutha and Adams Mission libraries, Philani Kunene, representing Umnini, Umkomaas and Craigieburn libraries, second and Masuku Mthabiseni, representing Umlazi AA and W libraries, third.

The 26 years and older category winners are Mlangeni Mathew, representing KwaMakhutha and Adams Mission libraries, first, “Iciko the Art” representing Amanzimtoti, Athlone and Kingsburgh libraries, second and Bhengu Shepherd, representing Amanzimtoti, Athlone and Kingsburgh libraries, third. - Supplied.

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