Nincemon Fallé wins Prix Voix d'Afriques 2024

Nincemon Fallé wins Prix Voix d’Afriques 2024

Nincemon Fallé’s Ces soleils ardents was declared the winner of Prix Voix d’Afriques 2024 on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

Voix d’Afriques (English: Voices of Africa) is a literary prize intended to bring out young French-language authors from the African continent. Initiated by JC Lattès, RFI, and the Cité Internationale des Arts in 2020, it is aimed at supporting and highlighting new African literary voices reflecting the situation of a country, political, economic, or social news, or more intimate texts. Previous winners have been Ernis, Fann Attiki, and Yaya Diomandé.

This year’s jury comprised president Mohamed Mbougar Sarr alongside Catherine Fruchon-Toussaint, RFI journalist Bénédicte Alliot, director of the Cité Internationale des arts Véronique Cardi, president of JC Lattès editions Anne-Sophie Stefanini, literary director of JC Lattès editions Josué Guébo, poet and university professor in Côte d’Ivoire Réassi Ouabonzi, Chez Gangoueus and African Literary Chronicles Grégoire Leménager, deputy editorial director of L’Obs Béata Umubyeyi Mayor, poet, short story writer, novelist, author of All your scattered children (Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie, 2020) Stéphanie Hanet, from the Librairie Coiffard in Nantes Bios Diallo, writer, journalist and director of a festival in Mauritania.

The winner declared today is Cote Ivorian Nincemon Fallé for his manuscript Ces Soleils Ardents (English: these burning suns). Fallé will receive his prize on March 20, International Day of the French Language, in Yaoundé at the French Institute of Cameroon, and on the same day, his novel will be published by JC Lattès.

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