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Kobus Moolman Wins the 2013 Sol Plaatje European Union Award for “Daily Duty”

The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology Vol IIILeft OverAlert! Kobus Moolman has won the 2013 Sol Plaatje Europrean Union Award for his poem “Daily Duty”. Moolman was announced as the winner on Saturday evening at the 17th annual Poetry Africa International Poetry Festival, where the The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology Vol III, comprising the best poems by the shortlistees, was also launched.

The jury, esteemed poets Johann de Lange, Goodenough Mashego and Liesl Jobson, deliberated on the entries and sent a shortlist to Mongane Wally Serote who chose Moolman as the winner of the award, presented by the Jacana Literary Foundation with the support of the European Union and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Pretoria). Vonani Bila’s “Memory” came in second place and Nedine Moonsamy’s “me=mycelium=me” took the third spot.

Last year’s award was won by Siddiq Khan for his poem “Anthem for the Old Nations”.

Jacana Media broke the news of this year’s winner on Twitter:

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