The Etisalat Prize for Literature is a Pan African prize that celebrates debut African writers of published fiction. Previous winners are Zimbabwe’s NoViolet Bulawayo (2013) South Africa’s Songeziwe Mahlangu (2014) and Democratic Republic of Congo’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila(2015)

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The winner receives a cash prize of £15,000 (about R325,000) in addition to a fellowship at the prestigious University of East Anglia, UK, under the mentorship of Professor Giles Foden, the award-winning author of The Last King of Scotland.

The rules and guidelines for entry are available on the Etisalat Prize website.

The judging panel for the 2016 Etisalat Prize comprises Nigerian novelist and poet @helonhabila (chair), South African writer and activist @ElinorSisulu and Ivorian writer, @DroEdwige.

Find out more the judging panel here