The first ever Pan African prize celebrating debut African writers of published fiction
Nigeria’s fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat has announced the call for entries for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature which is in its third year. The prize is the first ever Pan African prize celebrating debut African writers of published fiction.
According to Matthew Willsher, the Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, “Etisalat Prize for Literature serves as a platform for the discovery of new creative writing talents out of the African continent.”
The CEO highlighted that following the success of the second edition, the literary community is eagerly awaiting the third edition. NoViolet Bulawayo won the maiden edition with her highly celebrated debut novel, We Need New Names, while Songeziwe Mahlangu emerged winner of the second year of the prize with his novel, Penumbra.
The Judging panel for the 2015 edition will be chaired by Professor Ato Quayson, a Professor of English and inaugural Director of the Centre for Diaspora Studies at the University of Toronto; alongside Molara Wood, writer, blogger, journalist, critic and editor and Zukiswa Wanner, author …read more
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