first ever
pan-African prize
celebrating first
time writers of
published
fiction books

Prize Profile

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The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first ever pan-African prize celebrating first time writers of published fiction books. The Prize aims to serve as a platform for the discovery of new creative talent out of the continent and invariably promote the burgeoning publishing industry in Africa.
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The 2013 Longlist

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Etisalat has unveiled the long list for the inaugural 2013 edition of the Etisalat Prize for Literature. “I have never been more in love with the range, depth and wonder that is literature by writers of my continent. There are some writers that I feel really privileged to have discovered through this Prize.” said Chair of Judges, Pumla Dineo Gqola.
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Call for Entries

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Etisalat Nigeria today announced the 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature call for entries, this marks the second edition of the much celebrated innovative literature prize launched in 2013. The Etisalat Prize is the first Pan African Literary Award to celebrate debut African fiction writers and seeks to recognise, celebrate and reward debut fiction.
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