Announcing the Gerald Kraak Award 2016 judging panel

The Jacana Literary Foundation and the Other Foundation are thrilled to announce the judges of the Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology. They are distinguished gender activist Sisonke Msimang (chair), prominent social and political analyst Eusebius McKaiser and leading African feminist Sylvia Tamale. We couldn’t think of a more fitting triad to adjudicate the inaugural award. 


Submissions are open until 31 July 2016 to written and photographic work from all over Africa on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality. The panel will be seeking pieces which promote new understandings of and insights into these issues on our continent.

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New Releases

  • In The Maids Room
  • Scorched Earth
  • Blacks DO Caravan
  • The Road To Soweto
  • This Present Darkness
  • Entrepreneurship 101
  • Nwelezelanga
  • Promise and Despair

Port Elizabeth! join us for the launch of Hagen Engler's In the Maid’s Room

Forgatys In the Maids Room Invitation

The Caine Prize for African Writing 2016

Caine Prize 2016 Cover

The Caine Prize for African Writing 2016

The Daily Assortment of Astonishing Things and Other Stories

Now entering its seventeenth year, the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether residing in Africa or elsewhere. This collection brings together the five 2016 shortlisted stories, along with stories written at the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, which took place in April 2016.

Sam Cowen launches From Whiskey to Water


Love Books Invite