Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah
Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Non Fiction is an annual award for non-fiction by emerging African writers resident in Ghana administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE). This award is open to Ghanaian writers but in future will have other African nationals.

So who is this Koffi Addo y0u ask? Nana Koffi Addo was born on 6th May 1921 in Abetifi, Kwahu and passed on, the 2nd of December 2011. He loved to write, and in his retirement authored and published, ‘Letters to a Son: Guideposts to Morality and Discipline’ (Published by Dorrance U.S.A., 2000) and his second book, A Village Boy’s Dream – A Will to Succeed – An Autobiography (Self-published in 2009). He had numerous articles published in various magazines and left behind 3 unpublished manuscripts including “Guidance for Young Women”.

So what is the prize about? If you are unpublished, you have no book, and live in Ghana you will be submitting a non-fiction essay, reportage, memoir and other forms in English that is 2,500 – 3,500 words long.

The prize judging panel comprises NoViolet Bulawayo (Chair), Yewande Omotoso and Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah.

So what’s on offer for the best in the competition? Shortlisted writers will be invited to attend an arts festival in Accra, where the winner shall be announced. This winner will then be awarded $500 (USD).

If you live in Ghana and want in click here to know how to enter as well the terms and conditions. The deadline for receiving entries is April 30, 2016 at midnight GMT.