On March 19, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria island, will be held the Award ceremony of the 3rd edition of Etisalat Prize for Literature, the first pan-African prize to celebrate writers of fiction novels. This year the theme of the event is “Representing the Diversity of African Voices”.

Photo credit: quattrostagioni via Foter.com / CC BY

Photo credit: quattrostagioni via Foter.com / CC BY

The three books competing for the prize are: Tram 83 by DR Congo’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila (http://prize.etisalat.com.ng/news-update/tram-83-by-fiston-mwanza-mujila-extract/), The Story of Anna P, as Told by Herself by South African writer Penny Busetto (http://prize.etisalat.com.ng/news-update/the-story-of-anna-p-by-penny-busetto-extract/) and What Will People Say? by South African Rehana Rossouw (http://prize.etisalat.com.ng/news-update/what-will-people-say-by-rehana-rossouw-extract/).

The ceremony will bring together writers, book critics and academics across Africa. As the official website of the event informs, “this year’s winner will go home with a cash prize of £1,000, a high end device, and will have his or her published e-book promoted online and via SMS”.

http://prize.etisalat.com.ng/