- 2014 Burt Award for African Literature Nominee/Short-listed
- 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing nominee
- Ist Prize, Adult Fiction Category – NBDCK Literary Awards, September 2008 Book Week
Africa39 Releases Names of 39 African Writers Under 39 to Watch
- Written by Moraa Gitaa
Last Updated: 15 April 2014
The call went out and the results are in! Congratulations to all.
Africa 39 recently called for applications from African fiction writers under the age of 39 from all over Africa. Africa 39 is a project that seeks to provide a snapshot into what Africa could be. It spanned across both the francophone and Anglophone countries. North Africa was also not left out in this compilation. The entries were also sent in fiction work done in native African languages.
The authors submitted their work to a panel that consisted of; Elechi Amadi, Tess Onwueme, and Margaret Busby. The reward of the Africa 39 will be to author a short story to be featured in an anthology that will be edited by Dame Ella Allfrey and have a forward by Nobel Prize winner, Wole Sorinka. The anthology will be published by Bloomsbury by October 2014.
The 39 writers were announced by Africa 39 as below;