Sisonke Msimang and Megan Ross Win in the 2017 Brittle Paper Literary Awards
30 Oct 2017
Congratulations to PEN SA members Sisonke Msimang and Megan Ross, who have both won 2017 Brittle Paper Literary Awards.
Msimang received The Brittle Paper Award for Essays/Think Pieces for her piece “All your faves are problematic: A brief history of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, stanning and the trap of #blackgirlmagic” and Ross received The Brittle Paper Award for Fiction for her short story “Farang“.
The Brittle Paper Literary Awards is our way of recognizing the finest, original pieces of literature by Africans available online for free. We announced it to mark our seventh anniversary. Its five categories—Fiction ($200), Poetry ($200), Creative Nonfiction/Memoir ($200), Essays/Think Pieces ($200), and the Anniversary Award ($300) for writing published by us—reflect our efforts to capture the range and variations of literary dialogue on the continent.
Across these five categories, 48 pieces of writing, each beautifully crafted and thought-provoking, were shortlisted based on their quality, significance and impact.
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