On Days Such as This

by Gail Dendy

(Judge of the 2022 National Poetry Prize Competition)


“Sharp as a precision knife, delicate as filigree, tender as a caress, Gail Dendy’s powerful new volume is masterly.”Marcia Leveson


Gail Dendy’s Author Page can be found here: Gail Dendy – Poet and Author (


The 2023 SprinNG Writing Fellowship

A collaboration between Nigeria and Ghana and now South Africa.
For more information, click here


Cover Reveal for Hungry on Arrival by Kabelo Mofokeng (Launching Soon!)


Literary Management:

Botsotso will be representing Jim Pascual Agustin for foreign rights to publishers/buyers, for this exceptional collection: Bloodred Dragonflies: New & Selected Poems in English and Versions from the Filipino (Deep South, 2022).



Sarah Lubala’s A History of Disappearance (Botsotso, 2022) has won the 2023 National Institute of the Humanities and Social Sciences Award: Poetry.

This exceptional work also made the following lists:

  • Brittle Paper’s “Notable African Books of 2022”

  • African Arguments‘ “The Best African Books of 2022”

  • The Africa Reports‘ “15 Must-read Books This Summer”

  • Open Country Mag‘s “The 60 Notable Books of 2022”

To order Sarah Lubala’s A History of Disappearance:

National and Direct:
(or, ask your local bookstore to order the book for you!)

International: African Books Collective: A History of Disappearance


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