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Qarnita Loxton: Winner of the Philida Literary Award in 2021

Today, on the sixth anniversary of André Brink’s death, we pay tribute to his life and work and announce that the Philida Literary Award, established in his memory in 2020, goes to Qarnita Loxton and is awarded to her for an oeuvre of literary excellence.

Qarnita Loxton by Retha Ferguson

Qarnita Loxton was born and lives in Cape Town. She has practised as an attorney in the financial services industry. Her first novel, Being Kari (Kwela, 2017), was longlisted for the 2018 9mobile Prize for Literature and shortlisted for the 2018 Charles Bosman Prize. Being Lily (Kwela) followed in 2018, and Being Shelley (Kwela), the third book in the series, a year later.

Qarnita Loxton on accepting the Philida Literary Award: “You have brought the very best news! Thank you and the judges so much for considering me, I am beyond thrilled. It will be my absolute pleasure and honour to accept the Philida Literary Award for 2021.”

2017 Being Kari

2018 Being Lily

2019 Being Shelley

‘Funny and poignant, with characters so believable I feel I know them.’

– Pamela Power about Being Lily

‘I loved crazy, funny Shelley even when I wanted to strangle her.’

– Dudu Busani-Dube about Being Shelley

The 2021 Philida Literary Award judges were Desiree-Anne Martin, Helen Moffett, Joanne Hichens, Karina M. Szczurek and Sara-Jayne Makwala King.

Fentse Mokale reviews INTRUDERS by Mohale Mashigo

IG: @fentsefents

There are weird things going on in here.

And I’m here for all of them!

What do you get when you cross an alien ship, a woman whose eye has been gorged out without her knowledge and another with wings – who has killed a man at the taxi rank, using her shoe?

You get Intruders, by Mohale Mashigo – that’s what you get!

This book is a blend of numerous creative short stories – the kinds that fuse reality with things that exist in other realms. It’s the things of nightmares and colourful imaginations. Just my kind of read …

Continue reading: @fentsefents

Mohale Mashigo part of the writing team of Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King

Sins of the King sees T’Challa’s rule threatened by his father’s unintended resurrection. The story, described as an adventure thriller, follows Black Panther as he faces the mistakes of the past, as well as dark forces seeking revenge on Wakanda.”

Sins of the King‘s writing team is led by Ira Madison III and also includes Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Geoffrey Thorne and Mohale Mashigo.”

The audiobook series, Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King, is due out in January from Serial Box.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Mohale Mashigo has been selected for the international author residency ARIEL in Nancy, France

ARIEL 2020-21 : Mohale Mashigo – ARIEL L’auteur sud-africaine Mohale Mashigo a été sélectionnée parmi 12 candidats pour être la troisième invitée ARIEL en 2020-21. Elle vient de recevoir le premier prix littéraire Philida, créé en l’honneur d’André Brink. Elle est l’auteur d’un premier roman, The Yearning, qui a reçu le ‘Debut Prize’ de l’Université de Johannesburgh en 2016. Le prix Philida qui vient de lui être remis récompense l’ensemble de son oeuvre littéraire à ce jour, qui inclut également le recueil de nouvelles The Intruders (2018) ou le livre pour enfants Where is Lulu? (2019). Elle écrit le scénario des albums de la bande dessinée Kwezi, illustrée par Loyiso Mkize. Elle est aussi chanteuse et compositrice (voir par exemple le single « Today is the Day » de son premier album en 2012, InvincibleSummer).Toute l’équipe d’ARIEL se réjouit de la recevoir en Lorraine du 1er octobre 2020 au 31 janvier 2021!

Source: ARIEL

Congratulations to our recipient of the first Prix Littéraire Philida, aka Philida Literary Award!