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Etisalat Prize for Literature announces Longlist

23 November 2015, 12:16

Lagos - The longlist of the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 has been selected from an array of over 100 titles submitted from across Africa, reports Bellanaija

This year’s longlist of 9 books was selected by a panel of three judges chaired by Professor Ato Quayson, Professor of English and inaugural Director of the Centre for Diaspora Studies at the University of Toronto, and also comprising Molara Wood, writer, journalist, critic and editor; and Zukiswa Wanner, author .

The 2015 longlist, for the Etisalat Prize for Literature is:

Ifeoluwapo Adeniyi (Nigeria), On the Bank of the River
Penny Busetto (South Africa), The Story of Anna P, as Told by Herself
Z P Dala (South Africa), What About Meera
Kurt Ellis (South Africa), By Any Means
Paula Marais (South Africa), Shadow Self
Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Democratic Republic of Congo), Tram 83
Masande Ntshanga (South Africa), The Reactive
Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria), The Fishermen
Rehana Rossouw (South Africa), What Will People Say?

The judges now have the task of selecting a shortlist of three at a retreat in the Seychelles in December.

The winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature will receive £15,000, an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen and will attend an Etisalat sponsored fellowship at the University of East Anglia, mentored by Professor Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland.

The Etisalat Prize for Literature launched in June 2013 is the first pan-African prize that is open solely to debut fiction writers of African citizenship.

Read more at Bellanaija

- News24


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