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 chronological order (publishing date), the following Namibian literary artists published in Doek! Literary Magazine are longlisted for the 2021 Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards:


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


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


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


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

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

Cover Image: Windmill.
© Juanita Swart.