The team at K & L Prize for African Literature 2020 are calling for short story entries from young African writers on the theme ‘Africanfuturism’.
Africanfuturism, a term coined by Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor, is a genre that often depicts aliens, and sometimes witches, and is mostly set in a recognizable future Africa, with African lineages — which “are not cultural hybrids but rooted in the history and traditions of the continent” with no element drawn from Western culture.
The K & L prize, founded and sponsored by New Zealand based Nigerian writer Myles Ojabo in 2018, awards (NZ)$1000 to the best piece of unpublished fiction. The inaugural edition was awarded to South African writer, Sisca Julius, for her story, Honey Bee.
The 2020 prize will be judged by Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba, an assistant professor of English at the University of Winnipeg, Canada, and Dione Joseph, the founder of Black Creatives Aotearoa.
Those who want to enter the prize should be African, and between the ages 18 and 25. The stories should be written in English, and should not exceed 2000 words.
Please send your story via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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