The Call for Submissions for 2019 closed on the 30th April. SALA would like to thank all who responded to the call for submissions.

 The announcement of the shortlist will be on the 27th September 2019.

The award ceremony will be on the 7th November 2019


 Press Release

Immediate Release

Released by the wRite associates – 09 July 2019

The Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club Celebrates Natalia Molebatsi, a South African writer, performance poet and cultural worker.

Taking place on the 20th July 2019, at the wRite associates offices, 74 Mimosa Road, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg, the discussion will focus on the book “Elephant Woman Song”, the book is an artistic encounter between two women, visual artist Tiziana Pers and poet Natalia Molebatsi.

Pers’ work of environmental justice and Molebatsi’s work of ancestral reverence converge into a common space where the intersections between words and paintings, culture and nature, as well as ancestry and origin, give birth to Elephant Woman Song. For Molebatsi and Pers this book also manifests a poetic and visual deconstruction of colonialism, speciesism and other forms of violence against animals, women, human beings and ecosystems.

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Call for Papers

The 8th (eighth) annual Africa Century International African Writers Conference (ACIAWC) invites

papers and panel proposals, interpreting the theme:

“Africa Writing in Tongues: Towards Social, Political, Heritage and Culture Justice”

Celebrating UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019)

Date:

7th November 2019

Venue:

University of South Africa (UNISA), Muckleneuk Campus. Preller Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria,

Gauteng, South Africa

Abstract Submission Opens: February 25 2019

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: June 10 2019

Deadline for submission of full papers for accepted abstracts: September 23 2019

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THE 14TH CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN LITERARY AWARDS (SALA): 2019

The wRite associates, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) invites South African writers to submit their work for the 14th South African Literary Awards (SALA) in 12 categories.

The main aim of the South African Literary Awards is to pay tribute to South African writers who have distinguished themselves as groundbreaking producers and creators of literature, while it celebrates literary excellence in the depiction and sharing of South Africa’s histories, value systems, philosophies and art as inscribed and preserved in all eleven official languages of South Africa. The awards have become the most prestigious and respected literary accolades in South African literature.

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