The Academic and Non-Fiction Authors’ Association of South Africa launched the inaugural New Literary Voices: Writing and Publishing in Indigenous Languages is a project funded by the Department of Sports Arts and Culture. This project aims to make an impact on the cultural and economic development of the creative sector by empowering authors writing in indigenous languages.
ANFASA hosted provincial workshops in eight of the nine provinces.
Over 160 authors writing in indigenous languages attended and 50 manuscripts were submitted for selection, five manuscripts were selected, and four books were published and will be unveiled at an official book launch on 23 May 2023.
It is our honour to announce the 2022/23 winners of the New Literary Voices project:
Umbimbi Nababulali an isiZulu Novel by Euclene Busie Maphumulo from KwaZulu Natal,
Intsini Ilotyolwa Ngeenyembezi an isiXhosa Novel Selina Velaphi from Eastern Cape,
A Ke Jona Bokhutlo a Setswana Novel by Mamokete Lucy Morake-Toolo from the Free State,
A Nge Swi Rivali a Xitsonga Novel by Gerrie Magwaza from Limpopo!
Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity.
Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.