Prizes

Short Story Prize

Guidelines for submission for the 2019 prize will be announced soon. The prize accepts entries in English. Prize amount is $500. Prize winner is entitled to a one month residency at Stellenbosch University to complete a manuscript for their debut novel / novella / short story collection, to be published in a Writivism Series. All shortlisted writers travel to Kampala for the annual Writivism Festival plus receive $100 and all longlisted stories are published in our annual anthology.

Past Winners

2018: Mbogo Ireri (Kenya) with Hopes and Dreams

2017: Munachim Amah (Nigeria) with Stolen Pieces

2016: Acan Innocent (Uganda) with SunDown

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2015: Pemi Aguda (Nigeria) with Caterer, Caterer

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2014: Saaleha Idrees Bamjee (South Africa) with Out of the Blue

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2013: Anthea Paelo (Uganda) with Picture Frames

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The Kofi Addo Prize for Creative Non Fiction 

Guidelines for submission for the 2019 prize will be announced soon. The prize accepts entries in English. Prize amount is $500. Prize winner is entitled to a one month residency at Stellenbosch University to complete a manuscript for their debut memoir / essay, to be published in a Writivism Series. All shortlisted writers travel to Kampala for the annual Writivism Festival plus receive $100 and all longlisted stories are published in our annual anthology.

Past Winners

2018: Chisanga Mukuka (Zambia) with Belonging

2017: Charles King (South Africa) with Meat Bomb

2016: Yvette Tetteh (Ghana) with Lost Futures, or A Guide to Losing Love

Okot P’Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation

This was a one-off prize to celebrate 50 years of the publication of Okot p’Bitek’s Song of Lawino. The prize amount was $500. The winner would have been entitled to a one month residency at an African university where they would complete work on a manuscript of poetry in translation, to be published in the Writivism Series. Shortlisted poems were included in our annual anthology. Runners-up received $50. There was no winner of the inaugural prize.

The Abena Korantemaa Oral History Prize (Was canceled – revived and administered by Writers Project Ghana)

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