2021 Longlist Namibian writers, poets, and visual artists longlisted for the 2021 Bank Windhoek Literary Awards.

From Issue 1: A Story Happened Here (August, 2019) to Issue 6: Tomorrow/Together (July, 2021) Namibian writers, poets, and visual artists have been adding their voices and stories to the country’s literary consciousness and finding their voice on the continent. Arranged by section and alphabetical order, the following Namibian literary artists published in Doek! Literary Magazine are longlisted for the 2021 Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards:


Filemon Iiyambo:December” (Issue 4: November, 2020)
Ndawedwa Denga Hanghuwo:Silhouette” (Issue 5: March, 2021)
Tessa Harris:A Cure For Loneliness” (Issue 6: July, 2021)
Dalene Kooper:The Letter” (Issue 4: November, 2020)
Ange Mucyo:Subterwhere” (Issue 1: August 2019)


Frowin Becker:Is There A Doctorate In The House?” (Issue 5: March, 2021)
Kavena Hambira:
The Trip North” (Issue 1: August, 2019)
Ndakolute Ndilula:Auralgraph: Spice In The Wind” (Issue 5: March, 2021)
Natasha Uys:Ouma Sofie’s Gold” (Issue 6: July, 2021)


Alacia Armstrong: “From The Fury Of A Dying Sun” (Issue 5: March, 2021)
Hugh Ellis:
Yoga Practice” (Issue 5: March, 2021)
Verushchka Garises:
Slaves To Alcohol” (Issue 2: February, 2020)
Undjizuva Kaputjaza:What I Am” (Issue 4: November, 2020)
Ros Limbo:Queens In Your Bloodline” (Issue 3: July, 2020)
Esperance Luvindao:Drag” (Issue 2: February, 2020)
Jayson Museta:A Goddess” (Issue 4: November, 2020)
Beata Namene:Her Yearning Soul” (Issue 4: November, 2020)
Pauline Buhle Ndhlovu:Green And Greening” (Issue 4: November, 2020)
Ndaundika Shefeni:Church Of The Informally Settled” (Issue 6: July, 2021)
Pedro Vorster:Embalming The Past” (Issue 2: February, 2020)


Namafu Amutse:Chrysalis” (Issue 4: November, 2020)
Summer Du Plessis:
Carving Out A Home” (Issue 5: March, 2021)
Immanuel Natangwe Hafeni:
Reach” (Issue 5: March, 2021)
Katherine Hunter:
Becoming Home” (Issue 4: November, 2020)
Natache Sylvia Iilonga:
Absent Normal, Normally Absent” (Issue 4: November, 2020)
Inger Junge:
Fragments” (Issue 4: November, 2020)
Jean-Claude Tjitamunisa:
Gentle Alpha” (Issue 3: July, 2020)
Nina Van Zyl:
Threshold” (Issue 3: July, 2020)

Congratulations to all of the longlisted writers, poets, and visual artists.

Cover Image: Windmill.
© Juanita Swart.