Kwani? Manuscript Prize Shortlist Out



The shortlist for The Kwani? Manuscript Project is finally out:

The seven shortlisted titles, selected from a longlist of 30, are:

Ayobami Adebayo, Stay with Me (Nigeria)

Ayesha Harruna Attah, Saturday’s People (Ghana / US)

Stanley Gazemba, Ghettoboy (Kenya)

Toni Kan, The Carnivorous City (Nigeria)

Timothy Kiprop Kimutai, The Water Spirits (Kenya)

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, The Kintu Saga (Uganda / UK)

Saah Millimono, One Day I Will Write About This War (Liberia)

The top three manuscripts will be announced on Monday 1st July 2013 and will be awarded cash prizes totaling Ksh 525,000 (c. $6000). Read more here.

2 Responses to Kwani? Manuscript Prize Shortlist Out

  1. Thanks for mentioning this, Geosi – hadn’t heard about this prize before. Prizes for unpublished writers are a great idea – as you know, that was how I got my break as a writer. It’s good that these writers have an opportunity. It will be interesting to follow their careers in future.


  2. Thanks for the info, Geosi. It’s been quite a while Hope you are doing good 🙂


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