The longlist for the 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize has been announced today (Friday 22 May 2015). The longlist was selected from 277 entries received before the deadline for the prize submission. The panel of judges this year is chaired by Chika Unigwe and comprises Mukoma wa Ngugi, Tendai Huchu, Ainehi Edoro and Rachel Zadok. We are grateful to our readers for this year, namely Ceris Dien, Sumayya Lee, Emmanuel Sigauke, Lineo Segeoto, Kagure Mugo, Patricia Egessa, Anthea Paelo, Saaleha Idrees Bamjee, for helping us whittle down submissions to a reasonable number for judges to select the longlist. Anthea and Idrees won the 2013 and 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize respectively.
The 2015 longlist comprises:
A Ball of Thread by Vivian Ogbonna (Nigeria)
Being a Man by Adeola Opeyemi (Nigeria)
Blues for Absalom by Erica Sugo Anyadike (Kenya)
Caterer, Caterer by Pemi Aguda (Nigeria)
Devil’s Village by Dayo Adewunmi Ntwari (Rwanda)
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