Nelson Mandela Foundation

Invitation to Cover: Achmat Dangor Literary Prize
From: Nelson Mandela Foundation
Publishing Date: 31 May 2023

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Achmat Dangor Legacy Project and Leseding La Dinaledi Foundation would like to invite you to the launch of a new book prize aimed at supporting Black South African authors who are currently working on their second manuscript. The prize is designed to provide these writers with concentrated time and space to complete their manuscript, by offering them a writing residency, a stipend, and final editing of their complete book. 

Named in honour of acclaimed South African author, Achmat Dangor, who used his literary works to explore the themes of apartheid, race, and identity, the prize aims to continue his legacy by supporting and promoting South African literature. The project will be managed by the Leseding La Dinaledi Foundation, led by Thabiso Mahlape, the founder of Blackbird Books.

Please join us as we launch this book prize that we hope will support and elevate the work of Black South African authors.

Event Details:
Venue: 107 Central Street, Houghton, Johannesburg
Date: Tuesday, 6 June 2023
Time: 18:00 for 18:30



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