Busisiwe Mahlangu won first prize in the New Contrast National Poetry Competition! Every moment is worth it.
Congratulations to second an third prize winners – Well done:
Melissa Sussens for ‘A new veterinarian spends a compulsory year working at a slaughterhouse’ (second prize)
and Stephen Devereux for ‘2020’ (third prize)
Busisiwe Mahlangu says:
It’s so crazy that last night I was “performing” in London! On BBC even!!
My reading was prerecorded. I was listening to myself in disbelief that my voice is playing from a studio somewhere in the UK. Like, I am in Mamelodi but also in a way I was in London 😭
Thank you so much to Salma for inviting me to her show. This brings back memories of Lagos when we met at Lipfest last year ❤