The longlist for the Toyin Falola Prize 2021 was announced on September 20, 2021.
The Toyin Fálọlá Prize is an award from Nigerian-based Lunaris aimed at honouring distinguished African scholar and foremost historian, Prof Toyin Fálọlá, whose contributions to the field of African history and culture have continued to place Africa on the map and accord it its deserved recognition. The prize honours his endeavours and contributions to the advancement of African cultures, peoples, myths, and histories. The first winner of the award set up in 2020 was Fayssal Bensalah.
The award organisers have announced that they have made the necessary cuts to the many entries that they received from all over the continent. From the 495 eligible submissions, 11 stories were longlisted for the prize. They are;
1) Hold Day – Nana Adwoa Tweneboah Amponsah-Mensah /Ghana
2) Iphopho Le Vezandlebe – Tshepiso Mabula / South Africa
3) Scars Without a Wound – David Okigbo / Nigeria
4) Breaking the System – Adewunmi Aboyade / Nigeria
5) Sinmot – Blessing Nwodo / Nigeria
6) Inside the Eye – Racquel Anyango / Kenya
7) Eavesdroppers – Mary Ann Egbudom / Nigeria
8) Should have Listened to Mother – Mandisi Nkomo / South Africa
9) Lotanna Rising – Michael Nwanolue / Nigeria
10) Hunger for Crystal – Ernestine-Vera Kabushemeye / Kenya
11) Superposition – Justin Clement / Nigeria
Judging these texts and presenting the shortlist and winner, in due course, will be Nerine Dorman and Akwasi Aidoo.
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