Mohale Mashigo Awarded the UJ Debut Prize

07 Aug 2017
Mohale Mashigo Awarded the UJ Debut Prize

Congratulations to PEN SA member Mohale Mashigo who has been awarded the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize for South African Writing in English 2016 for her novel, The Yearning. The Main Prize was won by Nthikeng Mohlele for his novel, Pleasure.

The University of Johannesburg is pleased to announce the winners of its annual literary award:

The main prize of R75 000 is awarded to Nthikeng Mohlele for Pleasure (Picador Africa).

The debut prize of R35 000 is awarded to Mohale Mashigo for The Yearning (Picador Africa).

A formal prize-giving ceremony will be held later in the year.

Read more on Books LIVE and see the shortlist here

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