Call for Submissions: Inaugural Toyin Fálọlá Prize (2020)

We are delighted to share that the inaugural Toyin Fálọlá Prize has been announced by the team at LUNARIS. Submissions will open 01 January 2020 and will close again on 15 April 2020.


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The Prize has been created in honour of the distinguished African scholar and historian, Professor Toyin Fálọlá, whose contributions to the field of African history and culture have continued to place Africa on the map and accord it its deserved recognition. The Toyin Fálọlá Prize is meant to honour the scholar’s endeavours and contributions to the advancement of African cultures, peoples, myths, and histories.

The organisers invite submissions from writers across the continent. A particular aim is to encourage young African writers to reach to the core of Africa to make, remake, affirm, and re-affirm the African (hi)story creatively. Presently, the prize is worth 700 dollars for a single winner from any country in Africa, which will make it one of the largest literary prizes in the continent. The inaugural edition of the prize will be judged by Mukoma wa Ngugi and Adunni Abimbola Adelakun.  

Please find further information about the prize here:

The submission process opens on January 01 and closes again on April 15, 2020.
You will find guidelines for submission on the website here:


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2 replies

  1. It’s stated in that in July 2020 the long list for the competition will be out. I had waited patiently but I see no updates, what is happening?

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