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Gerald Kraak Anthology and Prize shortlist announced, honouring African writing that provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality

The Jacana Literary Foundation, in partnership with the Other Foundation, has announced the judges’ selection for the third Gerald Kraak Anthology. Created …

The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award call for submissions

If you are an aspiring author and want the chance to get published, then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Mubanga Kalimamukwento wins Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for her novel The Mourning Bird

Mubanga Kalimamukwento has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, for her novel The Mourning Bird.

Don’t miss the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award results announcement

The Jacana Literary Foundation, Exclusive Books and the University of Johannesburg Library invite you to the announcement of the results of the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award on 11 March

Call for entries for the 2019 Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award and Anthology

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) is pleased to announce that submissions for the ninth annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology will be open from 5 to 31 March 2019.

Award announcement: Submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year

News flash: From now on submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year round. Selections for the 2019 anthology will be made by the end of February 2019 – but new submissions are welcome at any time.

Otosirieze joins Gerald Kraak Prize and Anthology judging panel

The Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology has announced the appointment of Otosirieze to the 2018/19 judging panel.

2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award shortlist announced – discovering new South African literary talent

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the shortlisted finalists for the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.

Don’t miss a poetry evening and launch of The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology at the Soweto Theatre

Jacana Media and the European Union are proud to bring you The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology Vol. VIII.

Unearthing new southern African fiction – 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award longlist announced

The longlist for the 2018 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award has been announced!

2018 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award shortlist announced, including poetry in isiZulu and Tshivenda

The shortlist for the 2018 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award has been announced!

Africa! Submissions are open for the Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology

Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology: An award and anthology on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality, for writers and photographers across Africa.

Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology closing date extended to 31 August 2018

The Jacana Literary Foundation has extended the deadline for the Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology, which honours African writing and photography that ‘provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality’.

Announcing the longlisted poems for the 2018 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) is delighted to announce that the work of 63 poets has been selected for publication in the 8th annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology.

Pwaangulongii Dauod wins Gerald Kraak Award for his essay ‘Africa’s future has no space for stupid black men’

Pwaangulongii Dauod has won the R25 000 Gerald Kraak Award, which honours African writing and photography that ‘provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality’.

Africa’s newest genre – the queer Afro-modern – showcased in As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Vol 2

As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Vol 2 brings together stories of self-expression, identity, sexuality and agency, all located within Africa and its legacy.

Calling all aspiring authors! Submissions for the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award are open

If you are an aspiring author and want the chance to get published, then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Calling all poets: Submissions are open for the 2018 Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award and Anthology

Submissions for the 8th annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology are now open!

No Dinaane Debut Fiction Award winner this year; 2017 Kraak Writing Grant goes to Maxzell Lerm

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the outcome of the 2017 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award and Kraak Writing Grant.