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11 African writers nominated for the 2016 Writivism Prizes

Ugandan writer, Acan Innocent Immaculate has been nominated alongside other 10 African budding writers for the 2016 joint Writivism Prizes .

The shortlisted unpublished writers are from Kenya, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria.

Boyi by Gloria Mwaniga Odary (Kenya), SunDown by Acan Innocent Immaculate (Uganda), Jene suis pas rentree by Laure Gnagbé Blédou (Ivory Coast), The Swahilification of Mutembei by Abu Amirah (Kenya) and The List by Aito Osemegbe Joseph (Nigeria) have been nominated under the 4th Annual Short Story Prize.

For the Kofi Addo Prize for Non Fiction, the shortlisted are Lost Futures by S. Y. Tetteh (Ghana), Missing Wombs by Ama Asantewa Diaka (Ghana), Another One of Those by Kofi Konadu Berko (Ghana).

Redscar K'Oyuga (Kenya), Okwudili Nebeolisa (Nigeria) and Gbenga Adesina (Nigeria) have been nominated for the Okot P Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation.

According to the statement, winners of the Short Story and the Poetry in Translation prizes will be announced at the 4th Writivism festival on Saturday August 27 and 28, 2016 respectively. The winner of the Non Fiction prize will be announced at a ceremony to be confirmed later in the month.

The winner of the Short Story Prize will take home a cash prize of $400 and take up a one month writing residency at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Short Story prize shortlisters will attend the Writivism festival and win $100 each. Winners of the Poetry in Translation and Non Fiction prizes will take home a cash prize of $500 each.

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