Mongane Wally Serote
The 23rd Poetry Africa Festival will take place in Durban from 7 – 12 October 2019.
South African Literary Awards winners announced—Mongane Wally Serote is South Africa’s new Poet Laureate
Mongane Wally Serote has been announced as South Africa’s new Poet Laureate at the 2018 South African Literary Awards ceremony.
South Africans are not buying local fiction: Jacana Media aims to Save Our Stories with a new crowdfunding campaign
Jacana Media has kicked off an project called Storied, which aims to help African stories thrive – long term – and reach worldwide audiences.
Moses Seletisha’s Sepedi poem ‘Mahlalerwa’ has won the 2017 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award – the first time a poem in a language other than English has won the prize.
2017 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for all South Africa’s official languages – longlist announced
The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the 63 poets who have been selected for publication in the 7th annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology.
Now, Serote urges the ministers of higher education and of basic education to prescribe more South African literature – literature representative of the voices of the South African people – in South African schools.
“We are a country with generation
Struggle poet and novelist Professor Mongane Wally Serote will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg.