25 January 2011

New Contributor- Tallowah

Greetings all!

With Infinite FanFare, it gives me much pleasure to introduce you to our latest contributor to the U write what u like blog: Phindile Tallowah Suntsha.

Tallowah is the "Moral Regeneration Activist" and Executive Officer of Tallowah Productions.
Follow her personal blog: http://empresstallowah.blogspot.com for more inspiration.

She is also on Facebook and it was a blessed day when we became acquainted with each other through the Facebook Matrix this year. Her status updates are always geared to uplift you and inspire you to achieve and reach your greatness. You, as you are, are DIVINE, accept your divinity!

Below find her first contribution!

Love and Light!
Cape Town

It is time for us to re-assess where we are in order for us to be clear of where we are going. We need to understand where we come from and why we came from there and this will enable us to understand why we are where we are.
When we went through hardships in our past, we were troubled but when we re-assess, we understand that it all happened to train us for the present moment. The present moment is depended on the past. Whatever we are now, whatever we think and say will determine where we will be in future.
Now with this understanding, we can clearly re-assess our current situation. We will understand what kind of habits and thought patterns have brought us to this moment or situation. Are we happy about our current moment or situation?

It is the beginning of the year and this is a good time to assess ourselves because we know us better than anyone. It is a great time to start afresh, do things anew and gain new insights about ourselves.
The only time is now, the next second or breath is not guaranteed.


19 January 2011

January Theme- New Beginnings


Its Mid Month January 2011, how are you treating this year? Ready to make your mark, the time is NOW- This Is IT!
Its always a good time to create your resolutions, as its the time for new beginnings.

New Beginnings, is the theme for the month, get to writing and sketching for Volume 2 of the AfroConscious Journal.
For inspiration have a look at the First Issue, the story of Kweku Ananse- by Kofi Anane Kyeremeh (Ghanaian Folklore) appears under the New Beginnings theme.


Starting this month, for each month of 2011, I am giving away one copy of the AfroConscious Journal. How?
Submit your writings/sketches under the set themes for each month.

January- New Beginnings
February- Love, and Black History
March- Human Rights
April- Freedom
May- Africa Day
June- Youth
August- Women
September- Heritage and Nature
November- 16 days activism against women and children
July/ October/ December- FreeStyle

If you do not own a copy of AfroConscious, here's the list of retailers.

AfroConscious Stockists:
Xarra Books, Newtown, Jozi.
Clarke's Books, Long Street, Cape Town
AfroIvan Muhambe, Maputo, Mozambique
If you cant get to the above retailers, then get yourself a copy of AfroConscious from me (Inbox me) or email uwritewhatulike@gmail.com.

"Today is where YOUR book begins, the rest is still UnWritten" Natasha Bedingfield!

Write What U Like!

Love and Light!
Vuyokazi Yonke
January 2011

14 January 2011

2012 Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards

Are you passionate about theatre? Do you have a message for South Africa's youth?

If your answer is YES...
enter the 2012 Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards
What to Submit
Maskew Miller Longman invites you to submit your unpublished and original plays for children aged 12-15.

Entry Deadline: 30 April 2011


First prize: R7 500 will be awarded to the winner in each language.
The winning entry in each language category will be published by Maskew Miller Longman
Runners-up: R3 500 will be awarded to runners-up in each language.

. Entries are invited only in the category of drama.
. An official entry form MUST accompany all entries.
. The dramas should appeal to South African youth aged 12 to 15 and should be suitable for
performance and prescription at school level.
. The length of the plays submitted should be between 3000 and 10 000 words.
. Established and new writers may submit original manuscripts in any of the eleven South African
official languages.
. The work submitted should be original, unpublished and untranslated from any published material.
. The winning entry in each language category will be published by Maskew Miller Longman.
. Non-winning entries may also qualify for publication.

Contest Rules
. The competition is not open to MML staff members or their immediate families and the judges/
screeners of the competition.
. The judge's decision is fi nal and no correspondence will be entered into.
. Entrants MUST be South African citizens or permanent residents.
. Manuscripts MUST be typed on one side of unbound A4 page in double spacing with all pages
clearly numbered.
. Email entries will not be accepted.
. Authors are advised to retain a copy of their manuscript as submitted copies will not be returned.
. There are no restrictions on the number of entries.

Judging & Notification
. Entries will be judged by literature experts in each of our 11 official languages.
. Finalists will be notified in January 2012.

Entry Form
. For a copy of the printed entry form please contact antheav@mml.co.za or call 021 532 6181 / 021 532 6181 .

. Questions
. Contact Anthea Variend on Tel: (021) 532 6181 (021) 532 6181 or email antheav@mml.co.za.

How to submit
. Send your manuscript + entry form to:

MML Literature Awards
c/o Anthea Variend
PO Box 396
Cape Town, 8000

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