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T.N Maumela
Lifetime Achievement Literary Award
 T.N Maumela was born in 1924 in the Sibasa District in Limpopo. He qualified asa a teacher in 1945 at the well known Lemana training. institution. For three years he was the principal of Vhufuli primary school in Sibasa and he obtained his B.A degree in 1962. He became the principal of Tshivhase Secondary school the same year. He was appointed as the cultural organiser for the vhavenda ethnic group under the former Venda government in 1970.Maumela is considered as one of the foremost authors in Luvenda and has written extensively. In 1966 he won the first prize in a Luvenda novel competition sponsored by the Department of Bantu Education in 1967. He was awarded the Samuel Edward Mqhayi literature for Bantu prose by die Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en kuns. He also won Luvenda short story competition launched by radio Bantu. In 1971 he won the first prize in luvenda short story competition to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the republic of South Africa launched by the department of Bantu education.

T.N.Maumela has published the following books:
Vhavenda vho matshivha(novel)1958
Vhuhosi vhu tou bebelwa(1958)
Zwa mulovha zwi a fhela(1963)
Zwiitavhathu(short stories)1965
Maele wa vho Mathavha(novel)1967
Musandiwa na khotsi vho Liwalaga(novel)1967
Dzingano na dzithai dza Tshivenda(folklore)1968
Thikho ya luvenda ya fomo I(language manual)
Thikho ya luvenda ya fomo 2 and 3(language manual)1970
Matakadzambilu(short stories)1972
Mihani ya shango(short stories)1972
Tshianeo(short stories, a joint contribution with E.S Madima)1972
He was honoured with the South African Literary Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.