PRESS RELEASE – ANTI-APARTHEID ACTIVIST AUTHOR, MIRIAM TLALI, DEPARTS YONDER AT 83

PRESS RELEASE – ANTI-APARTHEID ACTIVIST AUTHOR, MIRIAM TLALI, DEPARTS YONDER AT 83

PRESS RELEASE 28 February 2017 ANTI-APARTHEID ACTIVIST AUTHOR, MIRIAM TLALI, DEPARTS YONDER AT 83 South Africa and the literary world mourn the passing on of Miriam Tlali, a world-renowned award-winning anti-apartheid crusading author and South Africa’s first African woman to publish a novel. She was 83. Miriam Masoli Tlali-Lehutso was born in Doornfontein in Johannesburg, in the then Transvaal (now Gauteng) and grew up in Sophiatown. She’d wanted to study

2016 SALA WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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The 2016 South African Literary Awards Nominees

PRESS RELEASE 7th October 2016 The 2016 South African Literary Awards Nominees Are Announced. Celebrating 11th anniversary of their existence, the South African Literary Awards (SALA) have shortlisted eighteen (18) authors from a total of one hundred and thirty-two (132) submissions received for 2016. The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on the 7th November at UNISA. The awards ceremony will be preceded by the 5thAfrica Century

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Media release – SALA Celebrates a Decade of Excellence

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2015 Conference Media Release

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Somali-born Author Scoops Prestigious South African Lifetime Achievement Literary Award

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