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New Etisalat Prize Judges 2016 seek your entry (Self-published folks need not apply)

The Etisalat Prize Judges 2016 were announced yesterday and they are already looking for your submissions. Only books by debutant authors from publishing houses who have published in the last 24 months are eligible. The current holder of the prize is Fiston Mujila who was announced a few months ago. The judges for the Etisalat […]

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Noviolet Bulawayo takes home Etisalat Prize 2014

Zimbabwean writer Noviolet Bulawayo is the winner of the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Africa Literature in a ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria last night. This has been a long journey to recognize the best African writer on the African continent in the last one year. The process had gone through a rigorous process starting with a […]

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Etisalat Writers Prize 2014 shortlist out

They announced the shortlist for the Etisalat Prize for African literature yesterday. Those in the running for Africa’s first major Pan-African literature prize are the following writers; Bom Boy by Yewande Omotoso (Modjaji Publishers) Finding Soutbek by Karen Jennings (Holland Park Press) We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (Little, Brown and Company/Chatto & Windus […]

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Inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature Longlist announced

The long list for the inaugural Etisalat for Literature, the first pan-African prize open solely to debut fiction writers of African citizenship, is out. The longlist to the prize judged by professor Pumla Dineo Gqola the Chair of Judges and Professor at the University of Witwaterstrand, Sarah Ladipo Manyika a writer and academic and Billy […]