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Jacob Dlamini’s ‘Safari Nation’ wins 2021 UJ Prize; SA Book Awards shortlist announced

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Scatterlings by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe is an historical novel set around the time of the passing of the Immorality Act. (Jacana)
Scatterlings by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe is an historical novel set around the time of the passing of the Immorality Act. (Jacana)

The winners of the University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English have been announced, following on the earlier announcement of the winners in other categories. 

Safari Nation by Jacob Dlamini, an account of how black people in South Africa responded to the existence of the Kruger National Park, has won the main UJ Prize, worth R70 000. For the debut prize, worth R35 000, joint winners were announced: Scatterlings by Rešoketšwe Manenzhe, an historical novel set around the time of the passing of the Immorality Act, and the memoir of growing up queer, Khamr: The Making of a Waterslams by Jamil F Khan. All those titles are published by Jacana. 

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