Nick Perren Foundation-PASA Lifetime Award for Marie and David Philip

Nick Perren Foundation-PASA Lifetime Award for Marie and David Philip

Marie and the late David Philip were awarded a Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award for their contribution in the publishing industry at an online gathering of publishers in South Africa held on 24 August 2022.

The award ceremony was organised by the Nick Perren Foundation (NPF-Publishers' Association of South Africa (PASA) Lifetime Achievement Award committee. The award committee members include Brian Wafawarowa, Roy Mansell, Terry Morris, Jerome Davis and Mpuka Radinku. Roberta Perren, wife of the late Nick Perren, is the Chair of the Nick Perren Foundation.

In awarding the prize, the committee stated:   

Without the likes of David and Marie Philip, SPROCAS (Ravan Press) and Skotaville in that chronological order, South African local trade publishing could just have been dismissed as apartheid publishing and would have been understandably described as going with the grain of apartheid. David and Marie Philip are credited with introducing alternative publishing, that was opposed to apartheid in South Africa 1971.

We invite the public to join us in celebrating an immeasurable publishing  contribution made by Marie and the late David Philip.

New Africa Books' history starts with David Philip Publishers, which was founded in 1971 by Marie Philip and her late husband David.