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The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology


Part of the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology Series

The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology Synopsis

Now in its 9th year, the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award is a launching pad for upcoming poets. From slam poetry to formal rhyme, the anthology is a celebration of language and cultural diversity. Assembled by a brilliant team of judges, from a blind selection, this year's compilation contains the best poems from over 600 entries, in 10 of the 11 South African languages. Named after Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje (1876-1932), the award recognises the life and vision of this highly respected political and social activist. We always hope that it reveals the political and social attitudes of our time and reflects the complex, nuanced and uncomfortable truths of life in South Africa.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781431429547
Publication date: 1st March 2020
Publisher: Jacana Media an imprint of Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 248 pages
Categories: Poetry anthologies (various poets),


Professor Mongane Wally Serote is a Black Consciousness icon, poet and writer. His poems speak of the realities of apartheid and have been invaluable in provoking thought about oppression, as well as capturing the truths of the era. He is the chairman of the Jacana Literary Foundation, has founded several NGOs and sits on advisory boards with the aim of promoting matters of arts, culture, indigenous knowledge and African renaissance. Rustum Kozain is a poet, reviewer, essayist and short fiction writer. He is the winner of the Nelson Mandela Poetry Prize (1989); the Philip Stein Poetry Award (1997) for a poem that ...

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