Writers in Africa bear an important skill.
A skill that preserves culture, entertains and develops language all through the power of pen. This talent has inspired Telecommunications powerhouse Etisalat to host another Prize for Literature.
Previously won by Congolese writer Fiston Mwanza Mujila in the past year, Etisalat Prize for literature 2016 offers prestigious prizes for the African writer that seeks to bring boost their talent through opportunity. The winner of the prize receives a cash prize of £15,000 as well as a fellowship at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, under Professor Giles Forden’s mentorship. May we add that Professor Giles Forden is the author of ‘The Last King of Scotland’, an award-winning book turned to award-winning movie starring Forest Whitaker?
Judges for the literature prize include Nigerian novelist and poet Helon Habila, South African Writer and Activist Elinor Sisulu and Ivorian writer Edwige Rene Dro. CEO of Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher noted that the prize serves itself as a leading platform for the discovery and encouraging of creative writing talents as well as celebrating literary arts by African Writers.
This prize is open to African writers based anywhere in the world who are published no later than 2 years before entry. Entries can only be made through publishers. For more information on how to enter visit their site , or fill out the application form here . Competition is open till August 31st 2016.