Category      : Poetry Award

Author           : Simphiwe Ali Nolutshungu

Book              : Iingcango Zentliziyo

This is a very beautiful collection of isiXhosa poetry that pulls the strings of the heart. It has rhyme and rhythm that flows freely. It expresses deep pain over loss, a deep sense of yearning. The author is open about feelings of both love and hatred. There is no mistaking his love for his language, isiXhosa, for his country, South Africa and the African continent at large. We are am expecting great things from him in the context of literature in general, and poetry in particular