2016 Okot P’Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation

17 May 2016
2016 Okot P’Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation

Deadline: 31 May 2016
Prize: “The prize amount is USD 500$ and the winner will also have an option of attending a one-month writing residency at a soon to be announced African university.”

The Okot P’Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation is a one-off award for emerging African poets administered by the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) to celebrate fifty years since the publication of Okot P’Bitek’s Song of Lawino…The prize aims to award poets who write originally in an African indigenous language and translate their own poetry to English to celebrate the process of self-translation and bi-linguality in African poetry.

Submission guidelines: Writivism

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