The Etisalat Prize For Literature is designed to serve as a leading platform for the discovery and encouragement of creative writing talents as well as the celebration of literary arts by African writers.
31 Aug 2016
The winner receives a cash prize of £15,000 in addition to a fellowship at the prestigious University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, under the mentorship of Professor Giles Foden, the award-winning author of The Last King of Scotland.
The Etisalat Prize also incorporates an award for Flash Fiction; an online-based competition for non-published African writers of short stories.
Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cabo Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros Congo, Dem. Rep. Congo, Rep. Cote d'Ivoire Djibouti Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Gambia, The Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).
Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.