Kalahari Short Stories Competition

Kalahari Short Stories Competition seeks entries in French, English, and Kiswahili.

The Kalahari Short Stories Competition, organised by La Cene Littéraire, seeks entries in French, English and Kiswahili. It was officially opened today May 20, 2020.

La Cene Littéraire is an organisation founded by Swiss lawyer Ngoãn Beti to celebrate the best in African writing. It hands out the Prix Les Afriques to an African or writer of African descent who has written fiction highlighting a human, societal, ideological, political, cultural, economic or historical issue related to Africa or its diaspora annually. It has been won by Elnathan John (2019), Kei Miller (2018), Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin (2017), and Hemley Boum (2016).

The organisation has today unveiled a new initiative for writers producing in Kiswahili, French or English who have not written a full-length book. There is no specific type of writing sought as all genres are accepted including realistic, historical, psychological, fantasy, science fiction, etc.

The prize will be judged by Neema Mturo, Lello Mmasy, and Elias Mutani in Kiswahili; Armand Gauz, Hélène Tissières, Aurore Foukissa, Philippe Bonvin, Astrid Aïdolan-Ague and Flora Agnes Nda Zoa in French; and Elnathan John, Caoilinn Hughes, and May-Ian Tan in English. In October, they will select three winners in each language category with the following cash prizes attached; winner 1000 Euros, runner up 500 Euros, and 300 Euros to the third.

For more information about entering this prize, please visit either their official website or tweet them.


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6 responses to “Kalahari Short Stories Competition seeks entries in French, English, and Kiswahili.”

  1. […] The Kalahari Short Stories Competition, organised by La Cene Littéraire, seeks entries in French, English and Kiswahili. It was officially opened today May 20, 2020. Details: Click here. […]

  2. petitbateaurouge avatar
    petitbateaurouge

    Quelle doit etre la longueur de l’oeuvre ?

    1. James Murua avatar
      James Murua

      Veuillez consulter le site Web du Kalahari pour plus d’informations.

  3. KEPHA BOTO ONCHAGA avatar
    KEPHA BOTO ONCHAGA

    how can you know if you have selected

    1. James Murua avatar
      James Murua

      You’ll know when someone gets in touch.

  4. […] May, La Cene Littéraire, famous for the Prix Les Afriques, unveiled the Kalahari Short Stories Competition for writers producing work in Kiswahili, French, or English who have not written a full-length […]

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