The 2019 South African Literary Award Nominees have been announced. Twenty six authors in thirteen award categories have been listed for this year’s awards. Themed, “Africa Writing in Tongues: Towards Social, Political, Heritage and Cultural Justice”, is in line with UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. The awards are now in its fourteenth year; they have become the most prestigious and respected literary accolades in the South African literary landscape. The awards have also expanded its categories to include Children’s and Youth Literature categories, a move that will encourage acknowledgement of writers writing for children. To talk to us we are joined in studio by Lebohang Masango who is Nominated for the Children’s Literature Award Category

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