On Saturday, March 19 2016 a new icon will be introduced to the African literary game as the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 is announced. In the running are three books The Story of Anna P, as Told by Herself by South Africa’s Penny Busetto, Tram 83 by DR Congo’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila and What Will People Say? by another South African, Rehana Rossouw.
The winner will be unveiled at the award ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island. It will embody the theme Representing the Diversity of African Voices by showcasing the richness of Africa and how our diversity converges into one unique voice of the continent. It promises to be an exciting event with performances ranging from poetry, monologues and musical performances by Darey and Asa.
As a build up to the gala, there will then be a Lagos book reading on Thursday, March 17, which will provide Nigerians with a peep into the minds of the three authors.
If you are in Lagos, we here at JamesMurua.com have partnered with the good people at Etisalat to give you an opportunity to attend either the book reading on Thursday or the award ceremony on Saturday. We shall be asking that you answer a very simple question you will answer on Twitter using the following format:
Day Answer (e.g. Monday answer or Tuesday answer): Answer @jamesmurua @etisalatreads #IWantThoseEtisalatTickets.
The Monday question which is the first allows you attend Thursday’s reading. The question is;
Monday question: What is the prize money for the Etisalat Prize for African literature?
Use this to copy and paste for your answer:
Monday answer: Answer @jamesmurua @etisalatreads #IWantThoseEtisalatTickets.
Please note: Only four tickets will be given overall. The winners will be selected by this blogger the judges decision is FINAL. I’m not playing. Entries close at 9am GMT on the next day of the competition.