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David wa Maahlamela

David wa Maahlamela was born in Mankweng in Polokwane and is well known as a poet and author. He writes in both Sepedi and English, and has published a novel, Sejamoledi, a play, O Jelwe ke Aretse, six children’s stories, a short story, The Bus From Cape Town, as well as poetry in a number of anthologies and journals. Maahlamela won the Herifest Prize for Poetry, the Musina Mayoral Excellence Award for Arts development, and the PanSALB Multilingualism Award 2010/2011. Other than his literary works, he has appeared in Muvhango, a popular soap opera, Voice of Africa, a series about South African poets, and SABC News International’s Youth Expression and Africa in Literature.


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