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

The Miriam Tlali Reading and book Club to look at the man who founded ANC

It is well known that the African National Congress (ANC) was formed in 1912 and is considered the oldest political organisation on the African continent. What is often not widely known is that the person who founded it was one Pixley ka Isaka Seme, a thirty-year-old black South African from Inanda outside the city of Durban.

The Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club will therefore host a book reading and discussion on the 26 October 2019 at 74 Mimosa Road, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg, to delve deeper into this man’s life looking into the book, “The Man Who Founded the ANC”

Penned by author Dr. Bongani Ngqulunga– The Man Who Founded the ANC- A Biography of Pixley Ka Isaka Seme – tells the remarkable story of the man’s life.

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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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