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Anthology of young writers' work

Date Released: Wed, 19 June 2013 10:59 +0200

Paperight has released the Paperight Young Writers' Anthology 2013, a new multilingual anthology of original short stories, essays, poetry and illustrations by South African high school pupils.

Compiled from thousands of submissions —in English, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho and Afrikaans —the anthology collates and celebrates the work of 65 members of a new generation of South African writers and artists. There is a foreword by Niq Mhlongo, author ofDogEatDog, After Tears, and, most recently, Way Back Home.

"Everyone has a story inside their heads," Mhlongo writes in the anthology. "But the challenge is how to get it out in a way that will make other people want to read it." Winners in each category were selected by a panel of judges, including poet and academic Sarah Rowan, Dr Hedley Twidle of the University of Cape Town Department of English Language and Literature, Professor Russell Kaschula of Rhodes University's School of Languages, and art curator Gabi Ngcobo.

THE WINNERS Poetry: James Sulter (St John's College, Johannesburg). Short fiction: Jenna Solomon (German International School, Cape Town). Essay: Triston Liebenberg (Bergvliet High School, Cape Town).

Illustration: Chad van Heerden (Eden College, Durban). The Young Writers' Anthology is published by Paperight, a nationwide network of independent copy shops and bookstores that print books on demand, quickly and legally. Paperight is funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation. To find your closest outlet, visit www.paperight.com/outlets

The Paperight Edition will cost about R60, depending on the printing charges of the individual outlet.

Article Source: The Witness