Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature deadline is 31 March

Jomo Kenyatta. Photo/ Rex Coleman, for  Baron Studios
Jomo Kenyatta. Photo/ Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios

The Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature is the brainchild of the Kenya Publishers Association. It was established in the early 1970’s and is open to Kenyan writers whose work is published in Kenya. It is awarded every two years with Henry Ole Kuletwinning in the English category for his epic book Vanishing Herds (my review) published by Longhorn Publishers.

This year KPA will be awarding the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for literature at the 18th Nairobi International Bookfair in September 2015. The secretariat is currently accepting entries for the following different categories.

a) Adult Fiction- Kiswahili and English
b) Youth Fiction- Kiswahili and English
c) Children Fiction- Kiswahili and English

As exclusively reported on this blog the organisers will be increasing the prize money quite a bit for this years edition. Thus you need to be keen on the deadline for submission which will be on 31st March, 2015.

For more details and an entry form kindly call Kenya Publishers Association Secretariat on +254 724255848 or +254-020-2635498/3752344.

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