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Media release – SALA Celebrates a Decade of Excellence

 Press Release SALA CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF ADVANCING OUR LITERARY HERITAGE Celebrating 10 years of growth and exhilarating success, the South African Literary Awards (SALA) will honour over ten South African authors at a celebratory awards ceremony to be held at Tshwane Events Centre, Tshwane, Gauteng Province on November 7, 2015. The prestigious South African Literary Awards were founded in 2005 by the wRite associates, in partnership with the national

2015 Conference Media Release

Prof Micere Mugo, Scholars and Authors to add value to 4th International African Writer’s Conference Prof Mĩcere Gĩthae Mũgo, the world-renowned poet, playwright, literary critic and scholar, will headline the 4th Africa Century International African Writers’ Conference on 6th and 7th November 2015, Tshwane Events Centre and Little Theatre, Tshwane. Prof Mugo will deliver the 4th International African Writers Day Lecture, titled: African Orature Artists and Writers Birthing Humanizing Sankofa-Visions

Farewell, Comrade Nadine

On behalf of the wRite associates, South African Literary Awards (SALA) and the Africa Century International African Writers Conference, we take this opportunity to tender our heartfelt and humble apologies to the family, friends and comrades of Comrade Nadine Gordimer, who passed away this Sunday past. Our relationship with Comrade Nadine goes a long and deep way in the development and advancement of these organisations and projects, as well as

African Writers Should Write Her Stories, Samia Nkrumah & Minister Mthethwa implores International African Writers Conference

Africa will have to dig deep into her reservoirs of knowledge and wisdom if she harbours any intention to undo many years of both colonial intellectual plunder and apartheid exploitation. This realisation became the clarion call at the third International African Writers Conference held last Friday in Tshwane. The conference saw important papers delivered by Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, Ghanaian award-winning intellectual, academic, political leader and daughter

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

Novelist Nuruddin Farah (69) won this year’s South African Literary Awards’ (SALA) Lifetime Achievement Award category. The award presentation was held at the National Library of South Africa, Tshwane, where eleven other winners received their accolades. SALA is a project of the wRite associates, launched in 2005, in partnership with the national Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), the main aim of which is to pay tribute to South African

2014 South African Literary Awards Finalists Announced

After a protracted process of adjudication, the Adjudication Panel of the South African Literary Awards have picked 19 finalists out of 123 authors who submitted their books for the 9th edition of the popular SALA Awards, across all the official languages in South Africa. “We are delighted at the growth of these prestigious South African Literary Awards”, said Prof Zodwa Motsa, Chairperson of the South African Literary Awards Advisory Board.

Invitation for the Miriam Tlali reading and book club’s July session

INVITATION THE MIRIAM TLALI READING & BOOK CLUB INVITES YOU TO A BOOK DISCUSSION WITH THE 2013 SALA AWARD WINNER PROF NHLANHLA MAAKE Date:   Saturday, 26th July 2014 Time: 14H00 – 16H00 Venue: Museum Africa, Newtown Cultural Precinct, 121 Bree Street, Newtown Theme: Mangolo a Nnake, a book by renowned author and academic, Prof Nhlanhla Maake, will be discussed in addressing the adversities and the decline in appreciation and acknowledgement

Top artists, author and TV personality Mark National Youth Month In the Fight Against Drugs and Alcohol Abuse At the Tsebe Community Library on the 16th June 2013.

It was once again one of those rare and exciting occasions the Ga-Tsebe (in Tshwane) community got to experience. As part of the National Youth Month activities, the Ga-Tsebe Community Library and the Tsebe Reading and Book Club presented an artistic programme comprising poetry, music, dance, drums, reading and speeches all focusing on the fight against drugs and alcohol abuse. Themed “Speak out! Take Action & Free the community from

General report on first meeting 18th May 2013

Dear fellow artists 24 May 2013 REPORT ON THE MIRIAM TLALI READING & BOOK CLUB SESSION: WRITERS AND ARTISTS TAKE A STAND IN THE FIGHT AGAINST RAPE AND WOMEN ABUSE. (Freedom In Our Lifetime: Fighting Rape With Words) We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to those who attended and participated at the above-mentioned meeting. The aim of the meeting was to deliberate on efforts towards