2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature £15,000 Prize for African Writers.

Submission Deadline: August 31st 2016

The Etisalat Prize for Literature celebrates new writers of African citizenship whose first fiction book (over 30,000 words) was published in the last twenty four (24) months. For the purposes of this definition, first book means first printed production in book form of any type or genre. Authors and their publishers can be based anywhere in the worl

The Etisalat Prize for Literature is unique in that it also aims to promote the publishing industry at large and will therefore purchase 1000 copies of all shortlisted books which will be donated to various schools, book clubs and libraries across the African continent.

Eligibility Requirements


  • The winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature receives £15,000, and a high end device.
  • In line with our vision of promoting upcoming writers, Etisalat will sponsor a book tour to three African cities.
  • The winning writer will also embark on the Etisalat Fellowship at the University of East Anglia mentored by Professor Giles Foden (author of The Last King of Scotland) which will include significant opportunities to meet other writers, publishers and most importantly work on their second book.

 Enter Now for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature

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