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Desiree-Anne Martin took home the prize for her short-story "Delirium" which focuses on Mia, a teenager locked down in the Cape Flats with an alcoholic father going through withdrawals.
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee wins 2020 Ingrid Jonker Prize
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee has been announced as the winner of this year’s Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry for her collection, Zikr....
Ghana library showcases black and African literature
Based around Arthur's personal book collection, the library provides a remarkable opportunity to bring literature from the global black...
Linton Kwesi Johnson takes home the PEN Pinter Prize 2020
This year, the PEN Pinter Prize has been awarded to Linton Kwesi Johnson. The poet will receive the award and deliver an address at a...
Veteran playwright Welcome Msomi, 76, dies
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture confirmed in a statement to the media that veteran playwright Welcome Msomi has died.
Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner announced online
Kritika Pandey won the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for her short, The Great Indian Tree and Snakes.
Remy Ngamije signs international publishing deal for "Eternal Audience of One"
"Eternal Audience of One", the debut novel from Remy Ngamije released by Blackbird Books in 2019, just signed a publishing deal with...
Media24 Books apologise after outcry over lack of diversity in its annual book awards
The announcement of the winners of the Media24 Book Awards 2020 was met with strong criticism for its lack of diversity.
Iconic SA author Elsa Joubert was 'a pioneer - ahead of her time'
Legendary South African author Elsa Joubert has died.
Merriam-Webster dictionary to change its definition of racism
The American reference dictionary Merriam-Webster will change its definition of the word racism.
BOOK EXTRACT | Why Mashaba didn’t ‘wait for these fools to force me out’
In this extract, Beaumont describes the inner workings and frustrations that led to Mashaba resigning as mayor the day after Helen Zille...
BOOK EXTRACT | Masande Ntshanga's Triangulum
In the Eastern Cape, a schoolgirl maths prodigy is haunted by the loss of her mother, who disappeared during the demise of the country’s...
Jeanne Goosen – ‘An important voice who marched to her own drum’
"While Jeanne certainly marched to her own drum, she was an important voice in speaking up for those who had their rights violated."
News24 releases South Africa beyond Covid-19 e-book
A collection of 30 essays by some of the country’s foremost analysts and experts that was published by News24 has just been released as...
Queer writers win at the LAMBDA Literary Awards
With twenty-six winners in twenty-four categories, the Lammys continue their storied tradition of celebrating not only the best in LGBTQ...
Corona Fiction: Arts24 and Kwela Books launch a short story competition
In collaboration with Kwela Books, Arts24 is running a corona fiction short story competition.
Larry Kramer – The troublemaker with heart
The late American writer and philosopher Susan Sontag called Larry Kramer: "One of America’s most valuable troublemakers."
God Has a Word: A short extract from Rofhiwa Maneta
In a extract from God Has a Word, published in the recently released collection, Lockdown, a young man encounters the word of God amidst...
Aids activist and playwright Larry Kramer, 84, dies
According to The New York Times, writer, playwright, and Aids activist Larry Kramer has died.
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