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Announcing the Gerald Kraak Award 2016 judging panel

The Jacana Literary Foundation and the Other Foundation are thrilled to announce the judges of the Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology. They are distinguished gender activist Sisonke Msimang (chair), prominent social and political analyst Eusebius McKaiser and leading African feminist Sylvia Tamale. We couldn’t think of a more fitting triad to adjudicate the inaugural award.

Submissions are open until 31 July 2016 to written and photographic work from all over Africa on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality. The panel will be seeking pieces which promote new understandings of and insights into these issues on our continent.

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New Releases

  • End of Whiteness
  • Writing the Decline
  • River of Gold
  • Exit!
  • Permanent Removal
  • The New Black Middle Class in South Africa
  • Nicholas and the Wild Ones
  • The Struggle Continues
  • The Dot Spot
  • Banting Baker
  • More Life's a Beach Cottage
  • Piggy Boy's Blues
  • Sweet Medicine
  • Mozambique 1975/1985
  • Madam & Eve Shed Happens
  • Rhodes Rage
  • The Pavement Bookworm
  • Crashed
  • Still Grazing
  • Goodnight Zzzuma!
  • Lusaka Punk and other stories The Caine Prize for African writing 2015
  • Cape Fusion
  • Dagga: A Short History
  • When Loving Him Hurts
  • Garden Aloes
  • The Shouting in the Dark
  • The Refined Player: Sex, Lies and Dates
  • Rape: A South African Nightmare
  • The Black Sash
  • A City Refracted

Book of the month

The Struggle Continues

The Struggle Continues is a “searing, heartfelt, brutally honest account of the turbulent modern history of Zimbabwe” (Douglas Rogers author of The Last Resort). This autobiographical political history since the 1950s deals with an era of great turbulence from the perspective a person who has been at the centre of the great Zimbabwean drama for over 30 years, David Coltart. It is set to be the most authoritative book to date of the last sixty years of Zimbabwe’s history, described by the doyenne of Southern African journalists, Peta Thornycroft, as “a masterpiece”: from the obstinate racism of Ian Smith that provoked Rhodesia’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence from Britain in 1965, to the civil war of the 1970s, the Gukurahundi genocide of the 1980s,  the land invasions of the 2000s, Robert Mugabe’s Murambatsvina war on poor urban dwellers in 2005, and the struggles waged by the MDC in confronting a brutal regime.

“… a masterful account that is eye-opening and shocking, yet never loses hope” 
– Christina Lamb, author of The Africa House and co-author of I Am Malala

Click here to find out more about The Struggle Continues.

Author of the Week

Dorothy Black

Dorothy Black is a writer, columnist and journalist with a passion for relationships and self-empowerment. She is the sex and relationship columnist for Women24.com and Balanced Life magazine. Dorothy produces bimonthly videocasts for News24 Live and her Ask Dot segment has featured on 5FM. She’s written for Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Mail & Guardian, among many other publications.

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