Sifiso Mzobe

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Sifiso Mzobe is a South African author.[1][2][3] His debut novel Young Blood (2010) won a number of awards, including the 2012 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa, and was also listed in the Sunday Independent′s Top Ten Books of 2010.[4]

Mzobe was born and grew up in the Durban township of Umlazi. He attended St Francis College in Mariannhill, then studied Journalism at Damelin Business Campus in Durban.[5] He has worked for community newspapers and as a freelance journalist.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sifiso Mzobe". Edinburgh International Book Festival. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Percy Zvomuya (2012). "Sifiso Mzobe". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sifiso Mzobe". KZN Literary Tourism. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sifiso Mzobe (South Africa)", TOW 2011, Centre for Creative Arts.
  5. ^ "Sifiso Mzobe", Litnet, 2010.
  6. ^ "Herman Charles Bosman Prize". African Book Awards Database. Indiana University. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Chris (27 June 2011). "Sifiso Mzobe Honoured with 2011 Sunday Times Fiction Prize". Books Live. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sifiso Mzobe and Ronnie Kasrils Win the 2011 Sunday Times Literary Awards", Books Live, 25 June 2011.
  9. ^ "The 2011 South African Literary Award (SALA) Winners", Books Live, 15 November 2011.
  10. ^ Uhakheme, Ozolua (9 September 2012). "South African wins Soyinka Literary Prize". The Nation. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  11. ^ Akeem Lasisi (11 September 2012). "Mzobe wins $20,000 Soyinka Prize amidst eulogies". Punch. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  12. ^ SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH (19 September 2012). "Sifizo Mzobe Wins Wole Soyinka's Prize for Literature In Africa". Leadership. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  13. ^ Henry Akubuiro (15 September 2012). "Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature: Another South African writer shines". Sun News. Retrieved 27 September 2012.