SALA honoured the following forty seven South Africa’s authors – i.e. 33 winners and 14 runners-up – at the 17th South African Literary Awards on the 31st International African Writers’ Day, 7th November 2022, Freedom Park Museum & Heritage Site, Tshwane.
Children’s Literature Award
- André Trantraal – Keegan & Samier (3) Die strokiesprent-kompetisie
2. Nandipha Nomsobo – Qashi Qashi, Injani?
3. Niky Daly – On My Papa’s Shoulders.
First Time Published Author Award
1. Razina Theba – A Home On Vorster Street
2. Herschelle Benjamin – In Slavenhuis 39
3. Mmabore Gladys Mogashoa – Bohwa bja rena.
Youth Literature Award
1. Theodora Lee – Hashtag Happy
2. Daniëlla van Heerden – As jy droom
3. Themba Qwabe – Imizila yegazi
4. Thatayaone Dire – Se sa feleng se a tlhola
5. Maureen Ngwanamahlole Ramusi – Matlampulele Meduping ya Lerato
k. Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award
1. Nick Mulgrew – A Hibiscus Coast
2. Mzoli Mavimbela – Amazwembezwembe KaGxuluwe
1. Ashwin Arendse – Swatland
2. Bafana Charlse Peter – Umkhumezelo umqulu 1, Umkhumezelo umqulu 2
3. Takalani Lishivha – Khali Ya Lufuno
4. Thatayaone Dire – Kgatsele ya puo.
Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award
1. Mzoli Mavimbela – Zigqitywa Kuhlwile Zibonwe Liwuhlabile
2. SJ Naudé – Mad Honey.
Creative Non-Fiction Literary Award
1. Ebrahim Harvey – The Great Pretenders: Race and Class Under ANC Rule
2. Nicol Stassen – Van Humpata tot Upingtonia.
1. Damon Galgut – The Promise
2. Ingrid Winterbach – Voorouer. Pelgrim. Berg
3. Yamkela Ntwalana – Intlungu Yevezandlebe
4. Patrick Khosa – Nhlokonho wa vele.
Posthumous Literary Award
1. Gisela Ullyatt – Die waarheid oor duiwe.
Chairperson’s Literary Award
1. Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang
2. Deela Khan
3. Lebogang Mashile
Lifetime Achievement Literary Award
1. Deena Padayachee
2. Vusi Benedict Mchunu
3. Mothobi Mutloatse.
The Runners-up List is attached.
Preceding the SALA Awards ceremony was the 10th Africa Century International African Writers Conference (ACIAWC), under the theme: Indigenous Knowledge and Decoloniality: The Role of Education, Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation in Rebuilding Resilience Post-Trauma and Into The Future.
Dr Nokugcina Mhlophe, actress, storyteller, poet, playwright, director and author., delivered the 10th International African Writers Day Lecture, and the respondents were Ms Jane Mufamadi, Chief Executive Officer of Freedom Park Museum and Heritage Site and former Consul-General Saul Molobi, brand architect, author, editor, publisher and entrepreneur.
Going forward, we are delighted to announce that the South African Literary Awards’s Call for Submissions 2023 will be announced on 30thNovember 2022, thereby giving all the writers, their peers, publishers, nominators and all ample time to submit their work for adjudication.
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