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SAFAL-CORNELL KISWAHILI PRIZE

We are pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 7th edition of The Safal Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature. The prize, founded in 2014 by Dr. Lizzy Attree (Short Story Day Africa) and Dr. Mukoma Wa Ngugi (Cornell University), has the express goal of recognizing writing in African languages and encouraging translation from, between and into African languages. For the first time, the prize name has changed to reflect the parent organization of our main sponsors – The Safal Group Limited. From this 7th Edition, the prize will bear the name, Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature.
Award Criteria: The prize will be awarded to unpublished manuscripts across the categories of fiction, poetry and memoir, and graphic novels. From this year onwards, we will not consider previously published books. The total proposed awards of 15,000 US dollars will be divided as follows:

We are pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 7th edition of The Safal Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature.  The prize, founded in 2014 by Dr. Lizzy Attree (Short Story Day Africa) and Dr. Mukoma Wa Ngugi (Cornell University), has the express goal of recognizing writing in African languages and encouraging translation from, between and into African languages. For the first time, the prize name has changed to reflect the parent organization of our main sponsors – The Safal Group Limited. From this 7th Edition, the prize will bear the name, Safal-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature.

Award Criteria: The prize will be awarded to unpublished manuscripts across the categories of fiction, poetry and memoir, and graphic novels. From this year onwards, we will not consider previously published books. The total proposed awards of 15,000 US dollars will be divided as follows:

1st Fiction/Non-Fiction Prize 5,000 US dollars;
1st Poetry Prize, 5,000 US dollars
Runner-up Prize 2,500 US dollars in any genre
Runner-up Prize 2,500 US dollars in any genre