35 Writers Longlisted for the Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Nonfiction Prizes

13 Jun 2017
35 Writers Longlisted for the Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Nonfiction Prizes

Writivism has announced its longlist for the 2017 Writivism Short Story Prize and Koffi Addo Non-fiction prizes. The Writivism Short Story Prize has been running since 2013 and Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction is in its second year. The panel of judges for this year’s short story competition included Sumayya Lee, Haruna Ayesha Attah, Emmanuel Sigauke, Edwige Dro and chaired by Helon Habila. The Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction was judged by E. C. Osondu, Angela Kintu, and Panashe Chigumadzi.

A Statement from the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction Judges.

What a joy to know that our beloved continent is still the home of many stories
What a pleasure to read these entries
What a feast of diverse voices
What more can we ask for than that we continue to tell our stories
What we hope for is that the pool from which these stories came will never run dry
What more …

See the full longlist for both the 2017 Writivism Short Story Prize and the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction.

(Images courtesy of Writivism)

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