Press Release: Winners

The first three winners of the 2021 Kendeka Prize for African Literature are as follows; First Prize; Jenny Robson, Botswana, author of Water For Wine Second Prize; Fatima Okhousami, Nigeria, author of The Women of Atinga House Third Prize; Okpanachi Irene Ojochegbe, Nigeria, author of Au Pair The three stories on this inaugural list of […]

2021 Short listed; Authors Biographies

2021 Short listed; Kendeka Prize for African Literature 1.Water For Wine by Jenny Robson, Botswana The Women of Atinga House by Fatima Okhousami, Nigeria Au Pair by Okpanachi Irene Ojochegbe, Nigeria Authors Biographies Au Pair by Okpanachi Irene Ojochegbe, Nigeria Okpanachi Irene Ojochegbe is content writer and graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, with a B.sc […]

Biographies of the Authors of the Short Listed Stories

Time And Bodies by Ekemini Udo Pius, Nigeria Ekemini Udo Pius is a writer whose works have been published in Writers Space Africa and Kalahari Review. He is alumni of the Wawa Literary Fellowship and loves to write fiction. He lives and works in Calabar, Nigeria. Ekemini is also a final year student of English […]

PRESS RELASE

The shortlist for the 2021 Kendeka Prize for African Literature is announced today, Wednesday 15th September, 2021. The five stories on this inaugural short list were chosen from the list of the thirteen long listed by a panel of three Judges chaired by Lucas Wafula, a Kenyan, the Editor-in-chief, and CEO, Booklyst Press Limited. He […]

Press Release : The long list for the 2021 Kendeka Prize for African Literature

The long list for the 2021 Kendeka Prize for African Literature has been announced today, Wednesday, 1st September 2021. Kendeka Prize for African Literature is an initiative by Andrew Maina, a Kenyan writer through Solano Publications Limited. It aims at encouraging Africans to write and read more. In participating in this contest, new talents have […]

Obamas Bed: A visit to Mama Sarah Obama.

Celebrating the life of The late Mama Sarah Obama Wanjiku is a nine year old girl visiting K’Ogelo the home of Mama Sarah Obama, the grandmother to Barrack Obama the former President of United States of America. When the time to go to bed comes, she is given the bedroom and the bed in which […]

Coverage in Rwanda: Kendeka Prize for African Literature 2021: (Deadline 31 May 2021)

Kendeka Prize for African Literature is accepting entries from 1st February, 2021 to 31st May, 2021 for its’ 2021 edition. The competition is administered by Solano Publications Ltd and entry is free. This Prize will be awarded for the best piece of an unpublished short story either fiction or creative non-fiction. Kendeka Prize for African […]