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Overview

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Safal Group sponsors the Safal Cornell Prize for African Literature

Our History

In 2014, Lizzy Attree and Mukoma wa Ngugi founded the Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature.

The Prize primarily seeks to promote reading and writing in Kiswahili. While there exists international prizes for manuscripts written in English by African authors, none exists for manuscripts written in Kiswahili.

The Prize founded in 2014 is primarily sponsored by Mabati Rolling Mills, ALAF LTD, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Cornell University, the Africana Studies at Cornell University and the Ngugi wa Thiong’o Foundation.

Our Objective

Our objective is to promote and raise awareness of published Kiswahili manuscripts and we are dedicated in assisting future writers excel in this field and be successful

Achievements

Five hundred and eighty-three manuscripts have been submitted over the course of 6 years with the winning manuscripts published into books.

News

In 2022, the name changed from Mabati Cornell to Safal Cornell to reflect the parent sponsor.


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