Farai Mudzingwa, Ana Paula Maia on Republic of Consciousness Prize 2024 longlist.

Farai Mudzingwa, Ana Paula Maia on Republic of Consciousness Prize 2024 longlist.

Farai Mudzingwa and Ana Paula Maia are on the longlist for the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2024 announced in Ireland on Monday, February 5, 2024.

The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses is an annual British literary prize founded by the author Neil Griffiths. It rewards fiction published by UK and Irish small presses, defined as those with fewer than five full-time employees. The prize which was first handed out in 2017 has been won by among others John Keene, Eley Williams, Will Eaves, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, Norman Erikson Pasaribu, Shola von Reinhold, and Missouri Williams.

The jury for this year is comprised of short story writer and critic Declan O’Driscoll, Deputy and Reviews Editor at Wasafiri magazine Sana Goyal, and award-winning author and journalist Rebecca Abrams. This panel went through the entries of the prize and selected 13 books to be in the running. The writers of African descent who made the list are;

  • Avenues by Train, Farai Mudzingwa (Cassava Republic)
  • Of Cattle and Men, Ana Paula Maia, translated by Zoe Perry (Charco Press)

The shortlist will be revealed before the winners are revealed in a ceremony on April 17.

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