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Monday, October 21, 2013


(Kobus Moolman. Pic by Val Adamson)
Kobus Moolman wins the third Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for his poem Daily Duty.
The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the winner of the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award 2013. Kobus Moolman accepted the honour for his poem Daily Duty at a prize-giving ceremony at the Poetry Africa Festival in Durban on October 19. Second place went to Vonani Bila for his entry Memory. Third place went to Nedine Moonsamy for her poem me=mycelium=me. The winning, second-place and third-place poets win R6,000, R3,000 and R1,000 respectively.
The jury was comprised of distinguished South African poets Johann de Lange, Goodenough Mashego, and Liesl Jobson. Head judge Dr Mongane Wally Serote chose the winner.
The three winning poems, as well as a selection of poetry entered for the competition, have been published to coincide with the award ceremony. The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology Vol III honours the spirit of the legendary intellectual giant, Sol Plaatje, the activist, linguist, translator, novelist, journalist and leader.
The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award is supported by the European Union and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
It is published in paperback ISBN 978-1-4314-0985-3. Retail price R120. (Price subject to change.)
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