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Saaleha Idrees Bamjee wins 2020 Ingrid Jonker Prize

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Zikr, also spelt Dhikr, is a ritual prayer (litany) practised by Sufi muslims for the purpose of glorifying Allah and achieving spiritual perfection.
Zikr, also spelt Dhikr, is a ritual prayer (litany) practised by Sufi muslims for the purpose of glorifying Allah and achieving spiritual perfection.

Saaleha Idrees Bamjee has been announced as the winner of this year’s Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry for her collection, Zikr.

The Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry is awarded every alternate year to the best debut poetry collections in English in Afrikaans. Instituted after the death of respected South African poet, the competition has ran for 55 years since Ruth Miller's Floating Island took home the first ever English award in 1965.

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