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June 12, 2013

Africans can win big as £15 000 Etisalat Prize for Literature is launched

EtisalatNigeria0809-_AD-Campaign-2012By Segun Adekoye

Nigeria’s most innovative telecommunications company Etisalat, in line with its vision of promoting passions, nurturing talent and providing a platform for communicating ideas has announced the first edition of the Etisalat Prize for Literature aimed at recognising and celebrating writers and other members of the literary community across Africa.

The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first ever pan-African prize to applaud first time writers of published fiction novels. The prize will bring together high profile writers, book critics and academics from across the continent and beyond to identify new writers of African descent. Submitted works must be the writer’s first fiction novel of over 30,000 words and which has been published in the last twenty-four months.

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