04-08 September 2019

Open Book Festival

04-08 September2019

Nozizwe Cynthia Jele

Nozizwe Cynthia Jele

Nozizwe Cynthia Jele is a South African novelist. Her debut novel, Happiness is a Four-Letter Word won numerous awards including the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in the Best First Book category (Africa region) and the 2011 M-Net Literary Award in the Film category. The film adaptation was released at the box office countrywide in February 2016. Nozizwe also writes short stories. She supports various initiatives to promote reading amongst young people, including The FunDza Literacy Trust. Her latest novel, The Ones with Purpose, has just been published through NB Publishers.

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