Creative Non-Fiction Award

Jacob Dlamini

Jacob Dlamini is a South African journalist, historian and author. He is currently an associate professor of history at Princeton University. His first book, Native Nostalgia, presents a nostalgic account of his own childhood under apartheid. His second book, Askari, which won him the 2015 Alan Paton Award, looks at how black people were coerced into collaborating with the apartheid forces. Karin Schimke and Leon de Kock Karin Schimke is a journalist, writer, translator, editor, writing teacher and a poet. Her debut collection of poetry, Bare & Breaking, won the 2014 Ingrid Jonker Award, and was nominated for the SALA poetry award in 2013. Dlamini was a researcher at the University of Barcelona, a Ruth First fellow at Wits University and received a doctorate in history from Yale University. He was political editor at the Business Day newspaper, and a columnist for both that paper and the now defunct The Weekender.