Jolyn Phillips Wins 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Tjieng Tjang Tjerries

09 Apr 2018
Jolyn Phillips Wins 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Tjieng Tjang Tjerries

Congratulations to PEN SA member Jolyn Phillips, whose book Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and Other Stories won the Best Fiction (Single Author) at the third annual Humanities and Social Sciences Awards, hosted by the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS).

“The book’s quality and style of writing is of high standard. Its content is South African. Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and Other Stories… is a long-awaited body of knowledge about the lives of the very ordinary, the poor and marginalised. It is a strikingly original work of narrative fiction based on the mimetics of life. The texture of the writing is finely laced and covers a wide range of emotional modalities from the tragic to comical.”

The full list of winners may be found here.

(Image by Antonia Steyn courtesy of Modjaji Books)

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