Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards

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The Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards were established in 2007 by Maskew Miller Longman, an educational publishing company in South Africa. The competition was created to encourage writing in all of South Africa’s eleven official languages, with a particular focus on literature suitable for a youth audience. The genres rotate each year between novels, drama and short stories. It is the only competition to invite entries in all official languages. Past judges include Andre Brink, John Kani, Riana Scheepers, Andries Oliphant and Niki Daly.

2013 Novels[edit]

[1] Afrikaans
Winner: François Verster, Een teen Adamastor

English
Winner: Maria Phalime, Second chances

IsiXhosa
Winner: Zukiswa Pakama, Idaba likasithembele

IsiZulu
Winner: Mandla Ndlovu, Imfihlo ngujuqu

Sepedi
Winner: Jimmy Moshidi, Tahlego maleka

Sesotho
Winner: Lehlohonolo Mokoena, Mpho ya ka

Setswana
Winner: Richard Moloele, Itlho le le losi

Xitsonga
Winner: Connie M Lubisi, Ndzhwalo

2012 Youth Drama[edit]

Afrikaans
Winner: Cecilia du Toit
Runner up: Braam van der Vyver
Runner up: Maretha Maartens

English
Winner: Karina Szczurek
Runner up: Mark Scheepers
Runner up: Richard Street

IsiNdebele
Winner: Cecilia du Toit
Runner up: Sovumani K Mahlangu

isiXhosa
Winner: Athini Watu
Runner up: Sipho R Kekezwa
Runner up: Sipho R Kekezwa

IsiZulu
Winner: Mbongeni C Nzimande
Runner up: Dumisani Hlatshwayo
Runner up: Jeffrey V Gumede

Sesotho
Winner: Kgoeli E Phlosi
Runner up: Morena S Tsie

Sepedi
Winner: Tebogo D Maahlamela
Runner up: Martin K Lebotse

Setswana
Winner: Letia J Gabonnwe
Runner up: Othusitse M Lobelo

SiSwati
Winner: Petras T Jele
Runner up: Dumisani Magagula

Tshivenda
Winner: Hednar R Tshianane
Runner up: Rudzani Mafhege
Runner up: Maswole Netshirando

Xitsonga
Winner and runner-up: Masocha Lubisi

2010 Children’s stories[edit]

Afrikaans
Winner: Jelleke Wierenga, Kat in die pan vir die Fransman
Runner-up: Carina Diedericks-Hugo, Die Groenmambas en Shaka se spies
Runner-up: Jelleke Wierenga, ‘n Bosluis red die koningshuis

English
Winner: Gail Smith, Bongani's Secret
Runner-up: Pamela Newham, Three Blind Dates

IsiXhosa
Winner: Sivuyile Mazantsi, Unyanelizwe

Sepedi
Winner: Norman Mahlanya, Kgetha Nna

Xitsonga
Winner: Conny Lubisi, Lembe Lerintshwa

2009 Short stories[edit]

Afrikaans
Winner: Annami Simon vir die storie Johanna Magdalena Matthee
Runner-up: Jeanetta Basson vir die storie 'n Bed vir Johnny
Runner-up: Fanie Viljoen vir die storie Verneukkind

English
Winner: Karen Jennings for the story Mia and The Shark
Runner-up: Jayne Bauling for the story Dineo 658 MP

IsiNdebele
Winner: Moses SK Mahlangu for the story Amaberha
Runner-up: Moses SK Mahlangu for the story Incwajana necwadi

IsiXhosa
Winner: Phakamile Gongo for the story Itonga kaGugile
Runner-up: Sipho Kekezwa for the story Lelikabane eli Tyala?

IsiZulu
Winner: Mandla Ndlovu for the story Ungayithi Vu!
Runner-up: Thabo Raboteng for the story Kwasha

Sepedi
Winner: MP Mathete for the story Ke yo dula kae?
Runner-up: MP Mathete for the story Molato ke wa mang?

Sesotho
Winner: Kgotso PD Maphalla for the story Moetapele ke moetapele
Runner-up: Kgotso PD Maphalla for the story Yaba re emere eme

Siswati
Winner: Mpumelelo N Mkhatshwa for the story Yangena intfombi lemhlophe
Runner-up: Mpumelelo N Mkhatshwa for the story Kwaphela Emaphupho

Tshivenda
Winner: Lufuno Ndlovu for the story Ndo lovha nga dzi 22 Lambami 2004
Runner-up: Rudzani Tshianane for the story Vha sokou nadzo goo!

Xitsonga
Winner: Conny Lubisi for the story Rivoni
Runner-up: Conny Lubisi for the story Ndzi fikele

2008 Drama[edit]

Afrikaans
Winner: Cecilia du Toit, Boetie Beter Bester

English
Winner: Charles J. Fourie, The Lighthouse Keeper’s Wife
Runner-up: Barbara Woodhead, The prize

IsiXhosa
Winner: N. Tutani, Gawulayo! Gawulayo!

IsiZulu
Winner: P. F. Kekane, Isihlahla Sendlela

Sepedi
Winner: Aletta Motimele, Ditokelo
Runner-up: Mmathwane George, Morutisi wa Sejato

Sesotho
Winner: Teboho Letshaba, Ntshunyakgare
Runner-up: Teboho Letshaba, Lejwe la Kgopiso

Setswana
Winner: Kobelo Stephen Naledi, Maikotlhao

Tshivenda
Winner: Domina Napoleon Munzhelele, Bodzandala

Xitsonga
Winner: Conny Lubisi, Mangwa

2007 Novels[edit]

Afrikaans
Winner: Jaco Jacobs, Verneukpan
Runner-up: Francois Bloemhof, Stad aan die Einde van die Wereld
Runner-up: Braam van der Vyfer, Helpers uit die Kryt!

English
Winner: Dianne Case and Yvonne Hart, Katy of Sky Road
Runner-up: Mabonchi Motimele, The Boy with the Guitar
Runner-up: Becky Apteker, Written in Water

IsiZulu
Winner: MM Ndlovu, Amathonsi Abanzi

Sepedi
Winner: A Motimele, Mepipi ka Moka e a Na
Runner-up: MC Mphahlele, Dilo Tsela ke Batho

Setswana
Winner: P Tseole, Ke Go Jetse Eng?

Tshivenda
Winner: HR Tshianane, Vhuanzwo

Xitsonga
Winner: Conny Lubisi, Xijahatana
Runner-up: WR Chauke, Vito Ra Mina
Runner-up: Conny Lubisi, N’wina

Illustrations[edit]

Winner: Lizette Duvenage
Runner-up: Dale Blankenaar

References[edit]

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