The Minara Chamber of Commerce recently held their Aziz Hassim Literary Award evening where they celebrated and awarded outstanding South African authors. I was honoured to have been given the debut writer award for my debut novel Diary of a Guji Girl. I was unable to attend the award evening in Durban but sent my sister instead. I am so incredibly grateful to the judges of the award for their confidence in me. Awards like this are the right thing to boost a young writer’s confidence.