Tag: Gabeba Baderoon

  • Book Digest: Four anthologies to check out from across Africa.

    Book Digest: Four anthologies to check out from across Africa.

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest feature with anthologies from writers from across the continent. When Secrets Become Stories edited by Sue Nyathi Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers SAPublication Date: July 7, 2021Genre: FictionContributors: Lorraine Sithole, Desiree-Anne Martin, UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Shafinaaz Hassim, Cathy Park Kelly and Olivia…

  • Makhosazana Xaba’s “Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018″ out now.

    Makhosazana Xaba’s “Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018″ out now.

    Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018, an anthology edited by Makhosazana Xaba and published by UKZN Press was launched in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on July 16, 2019. Makhosazana Xaba is an anthologist, essayist, short-story writer and poet. The South African has three collections of poetry: these hands (2005 and…

  • Artists In Residency 2015 finalists announced!

    Artists In Residency 2015 finalists announced!

    The Artists In Residency (AIR) programme has provided artists across discipline (visual arts; literary arts; performing arts; music & film) with the opportunity to participate in residency programmes throughout the world. This year AIR received a record 423 complete applications across genres from 40 countries across the continent. After a rigorous selection process that invited…

  • Sillerman First Book Prize 2016 open for writers

    Sillerman First Book Prize 2016 open for writers

    The Sillerman First Book Prize has started to become one of the best prizes for African poets to show their chops in world poetry. Past winners of the prize include 2014 winner Ladan Osman and 2013 winner Clifton Gachagua, whose collection Madman at Kilifi was released as part of this year’s African Poetry Book series.For…

  • South African writers support their strays with new anthology

    South African writers support their strays with new anthology

    In 1985, American artists led by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie came up with a song called We Are The World to help the people of Ethiopia who were going through a horrible drought. It is still one of the best examples of artists coming together to alleviate suffering. South African writers, many of them…

  • Joint winners of Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2015 announced

    Joint winners of Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2015 announced

    The winners of this years Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2015 with £3000 on offer were announced yesterday. The joint winners are Safia Elhillo and Nick Makoha, poets who judges thought exemplify the quality and diversity of emerging African poetry. Sudan’s Elhillo lives in New York and is currently pursuing an MFA in poetry at…