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Etisalat announces top entries for Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction

Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction Category

Etisalat has released its long-list for the 2015 edition of the Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction Category.

Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction Category

These stories were selected through an online voting process which spanned between Nov. 9, 2015 and Nov. 25, 2015

The top entries include:

  • “Above Board”
  • “Zebra Crossing”
  • “Satan Be Gone”
  • “3x, Blood on The Bench”
  • “The Time in Her Name”
  • “Human”
  • “Ole, Blood on The Soil”
  • “On Duty”
  • “The Surrogate”
  • “The Stoning of The Prophet”
  • “Para-Dise, Funke”
  • “He Was A Threat”
  • “Fetters in Love”
  • “Ìdànrè”
  • “August Meeting”
  • “Tears Salvation”
  • “Why I Broke The Gramophone”
  • “In the Act”
  • “True Beauty”
  • “Madness In Degrees”
  • “Free at Last”
  • “What a Day Offers and My Father”
  • “The Covens of Umuofia”
  • “It’s in The Walk”
  • “A Moment’s Worth”
  • “A Baby Changes Everything”
  • “Total Ubunyama”
  • “TsuntsunMakka”
  • “Hadiza’s Walls”
  • “I Was Papa’s Son”
  • “Tears of The Harmattan”
  • “Tipped Over”
  • “Samuel”
  • “Help”
  • “The Church Whisperer”
  • “The Word Catcher”
  • “Nameless”
  • “Homebound”
  • “In Loving Memory”
  • “Gone”
  • “Curse Of The Seven Days”
  • “Invincible”
  • “Eba, EfoRiro and A Serving of Tears”
  • “Broken Voices”
  • “The Bond”
  • “Dan Ruwa”
  • “And Death Doth Pass Me By”

While the long-list was decided by crowdsourcing, the winner and runners up will be decided by the judges. The judges include Toni Kan, Hawa Golakai, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim and Monica Cheru.

The winner would receive £1,000, high end device, and e-book publication, promoted online and via SMS. The other two runners up would each receive £500 and high end device.

The Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction Category was created to promote flash fiction writing by unpublished African writers. The 2014 Flash Fiction winner was Neema Komba/Tanzania for her “Setting Babu on Fire.” The 2014 runners up were Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto/Nigeria for “I Saved My Marriage” and Justin Ikhide Irabor/Nigeria for “These Words I Do Not Speak.”

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