2016 writivism short story prize

2016 Writivism Short Story Prize Long list is finally here.

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From over 500 entries from 20 African countries, in English and French, Writivism has finally released the longlist for this year’s short story prize:

Laure Gnagbé Blédou, Jene suis pas rentree

Idza Luhumyo, Decisive Moments

Aito Osemegbe Joseph, The List

Merdi Muintshe, Un Certain 36 Novembrre

Mathyas Kouadio, La Voie De Son Coeur

Megan Ross, Duiweltjie

Acan Innocent Immaculate, Sun Down

Doreen Anyango, Levels

Gloria Mwaniga Odary, Boyi

Praise Nabimanya, Free Fall

Aïssa Tâ, Un Couple Qui En Dit Long

Frances Ogamba, Subtle Defence

Le K-Yann, Poison D’avril

Bura-Bari Nwilo, Like Eyes Liquid With Hope

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Sese Yane, We Will Be Safe

Noella Moshi, Possession

Jude Mutuma, Grey Love

Abu Amirah, The Swahilification Of Mutembei

Acidri Malunga, The Story Not Told

Catherine Shepherd, The Woman’s Way

Farai Mudzingwa, A Native Metamorphosis

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The judges were Tsitsi Dangarembga, Sumayya Lee, Richard Ali A Mutu, Okwiri Oduor and Mamadou Diallo. All authors, whose stories have been long listed will have their work published in this year’s anthology of Writivism short stories. There will be two editions, English and French.

Congratulations to the writers on the longlist. And best of luck with the shortlist.

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