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GORDIMER WINS COMMONWEALTH PRIZE (article first published : 2002-03-18)

SAPA reports that “two South African writers have won the Africa regional competitions for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Commonwealth Foundation said on Tuesday.

“Nadine Gordimer won the Africa regional competition for Best Book with her book The Pickup. Manu Herbstein won the regional competition for Best First Book with Ama, a Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade. Both are now competing for the Commonwealth Writers Prize. The winners in the two categories from each of the four regions compete will be evaluated for the grand prize. The four regions are Africa, the Caribbean and Canada, Eurasia, South East Asia and the South Pacific.

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