At long last, the judges have announced the shortlists of the 2019 Writivism Short Story Prize and the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction.
Each of the shortlists has 3 stories. For the first time in the history of the prize, one writer, Frances Ogamba, made both shortlists.
According to the press release,
The stories speak to the brilliance of the emerging talent on the continent.
We can’t wait to read the stories. If you’re as curious as we are, feel free to click on the story titles below to read.
The judging panel of the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction is chaired by Ghanaian writer Ayesha Haruna Attah and the Writivism Short Story Prize judging panel is chaired by Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.
The 2019 Writivism Short Story Prize Story Prize shortlist:
1. Ghana Boy by Frances Ogamba
2. Maserumo by Resoketswe M. Manenzhe
3. Tale by Vuyelwa Maluleke
The 2019 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction:
1. How to Wear Your Body by Eugene Yakubu
2. The Comedian by Kanyinsola Olorunnisola
3. The Valley of Memories by Frances Ogamba
Want to know what these writers will win? Read the call for submissions of The 2019 Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Nonfiction Prizes
Congratulations to the winners.