The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology longlist announced

The 2020 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award longlist has been announced!

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to a poetry celebration on Africa Day!

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers for a poetry celebration to commemorate Africa Day 2021.

Nou beskikbaar – kosmos en komete deur Instagram en Facebook digter Kaalwoorde / Ane Kotze

kosmos en komete, die debuutdigbundel van Kaalwoorde, ook bekend as Ané Kotzé, is nou beskikbaar by LAPA!

Margaret Atwood’s new book Dearly – a landmark collection from one of contemporary poetry’s most highly regarded names

The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist, poet – and cultural phenomenon.

Call for entries: Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award

The Jacana Literary Foundation is pleased to announce that submissions for the 10th annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology are open.

home body by rupi kaur: a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself

From rupi kaur, the bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers, comes a greatly anticipated third collection of poetry. 

Don’t miss Jacana Media’s classes in publishing, writing, and other forms of insanity!

From 2 to 15 December, Don’t Shut Up Jacana Masterclasses will offer a series of seven two-hour seminars for interested readers, practicing writers and publishers longing for a fresh take.

‘Aitsa, sy boots het stars … Hy’s John Wayne in Afrikaans!’ God praat Afrikaans deur HemelBesem is nou beskikbaar by LAPA

In God praat Afrikaans nooi die gewilde kletsrymer HemelBesem jou om saam te stap op sy lewenspad. Nou beskikbaar by LAPA Uitgewers.

Rhythm, Rhyme, Reason, Rage at the Red Table by Fred Khumalo

Read ‘Rhythm, Rhyme, Reason, Rage at the Red Table’, a new poem by Fred Khumalo.

Saaleha Idrees Bamjee wins 2020 Ingrid Jonker Prize for debut poetry for Zikr

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

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Fifty-two | Twee-en-vyftig by Philip Myburgh, with Michiel Heyns (26 May)

Join The Reading List for a virtual book launch, as Philip Myburgh introduces his new collection of poetry Fifty-two | Twee-en-vyftig. Myburgh will …

Dearly – Margaret Atwood’s first poetry collection in over a decade – out in November

Before she became one of the world’s most important and loved novelists, Margaret Atwood was a poet. Dearly is her first collection in over a decade.

Visions of Corona by Mphuthumi Ntabeni

[To be read with Bob Dylan’s Visions of Johanna and Rodriguez’s Crucify Your Mind on loop]

The winner of the 9th Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award has been announced!

Zukiswa Adonis has won the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for her poem ‘Ubumama’.

Don’t miss the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award winner announcement and award ceremony in Cape Town

The Jacana Literary Foundation in association with the European Union Delegation to South Africa will announce the winners of the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award at a relaxing evening of poetry, cheese and wine. 

New from Minimal Press: Ingrid Jonker – Waterfall of Moss and Sun

Ingrid Jonker (1933–1965) was an Afrikaans author and poet. Interest in Jonker’s works during her short tragic life became much greater after her death than when she lived.

New poetry from Minimal Press – My Father’s Blazer by Phelelani Makhanya

Phelelani Makhanya’s second poetry collection My Father’s Blazer pokes on diverse subjects, from environmental concerns to nostalgic reflections, to the vivid imagery of our natural landscape.

Nuut by Minimal Press – Duifiedorings deur Thomas Deacon

Hier kry die leser met ʼn eiesoortige talent te make wat sonder pretensie of mooidoenery ontgin word – in ooreenstemming met die landskap en sy mense. As stylkenmerk vorm hierdie kombinasie van eenvoud, eerlikheid en deernis die mees uitstaande eienskap van Duifiedorings.

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.

2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award shortlist announced!

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award.