Mongane Wally Serote

International line-up announced for 2019 Poetry Africa Festival in Durban

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.

For the first time a Sepedi poem wins the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award

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.

Mongane Wally Serote calls on government to prescribe more South African literature

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

Mongane Wally Serote to receive honorary doctorate from University of Johannesburg

Struggle poet and novelist Professor Mongane Wally Serote will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg.