Opinion piece written by Suzette Nxumalo Mafuna It was Sam’s R180 worth Pantex camera that took him years to pay off, his passion for his work, his instinct for the right moment to get the best shot, his talent as a keen and curious photographer and his hunger for the ultimate story that enabled white […]
Poetry festival, le Marché de la Poési, has come under fire after canceling the honorary presidency of Nancy Morejón over the 40th edition of the festival. Nancy Morejón is an internationally recognized Afro-Cuban poet, academic, and translator. The decision to withdraw the honor has been considered politically motivated. Artists, activists, and writers’ organizations from across […]
Recently, NWASA sat down with award-winning author and NWASA Member Manu Herbstein to learn more about his writing journey and the lessons he has gained thus far. Manu Herbstein is the prize-winning author of historical and modern African fiction for adults and young adults. His first novel, Ama, a Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, […]
NWASA joins the call by other Writers Organisations in Africa for the immediate cessation of war in Sudan. Read the full media statement as issued and written by our Secretary-General.
On the 28th of April, 2023, National Steering Committee (NSC) Member Prof. Keith Gottschalk received the National Order of Ikhamanga, in Silver, from the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, at the auspicious ceremony held at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House. Read the full media statement written by the Secretary-General.
School learners at both primary and secondary levels have the opportunity to become published authors through the Durban International Book Fair’s (#DIBF2023) Harambee project. The concept draws on the KiSwahili word meaning “all pull together” and invites learners to submit short stories or poems along that theme. The #DIBF2023 LitFest takes place in August in […]
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, but currently residing in the EU, Don Afrika Beukes is a retired South African and British teacher. He has authored flash fiction and poetry books, and has also been nominated for a US Pushcart Poetry Prize and ‘Best of the Net.’ Recently, NWASA sat down with Mr. Beukes to […]