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The 9mobile Prize for Literature (formerly the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2013–16) was created by Etisalat Nigeria in 2013, and is the first ever pan-African prize celebrating first-time African writers of published fiction books. [1]

49 relations: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Africa, African literature, Alain Mabanckou, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ato Quayson, Billy Kahora, Chatto & Windus, Chinelo Okparanta, Coffee House Press, Dele Olojede, Elinor Sisulu, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature, Federal Palace Hotel, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Giles Foden, Grand Prix of Literary Associations, Granta, Helon Habila, Holland Park Press, Jamal Mahjoub, Jowhor Ile, Kachifo Limited, Kole Omotosho, Kwani?, Kwela Books, Lagos, Little, Brown and Company, Margaret Busby, Meisterstück, Modjaji Books, Molara Wood, Montblanc (company), Nadia Davids, Nigeria Prize for Literature, NoViolet Bulawayo, Order of the British Empire, Penny Busetto, Pulitzer Prize, Random House, Samsung Galaxy Note (original), Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Tsitsi Dangarembga, University of East Anglia, We Need New Names, Yewande Omotoso, Zakes Mda, Zukiswa Wanner.

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (born 1979) is a Nigerian creative writer and journalist.

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Africa

Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).

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African literature

African literature is literature of or from Africa and includes oral literature (or "orature", in the term coined by Ugandan scholar Pio Zirimu).

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Alain Mabanckou

Alain Mabanckou (born 24 February 1966) is a novelist, journalist, poet, and academic, a French citizen born in the Republic of the Congo, he is currently a Professor of Literature at UCLA.

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Ama Ata Aidoo

Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo was born on 23 March 1942 in Saltpond.

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Ato Quayson

Ato Quayson (born 26 August 1961) is a Ghanaian academic and literary critic, who is University Professor, Professor of English and inaugural Director of the Centre for Diaspora Studies at the University of Toronto.

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Billy Kahora

Billy Kahora is a Kenyan writer and editor based in Nairobi.

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Chatto & Windus

Chatto & Windus was an important publisher of books in London, founded in the Victorian era.

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Chinelo Okparanta

Chinelo Okparanta is a Nigerian-American writer.

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Coffee House Press

Coffee House Press is a nonprofit independent press based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Dele Olojede

Dele Olojede (born 1961) is a Nigerian journalist and former foreign editor for Newsday.

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Elinor Sisulu

Elinor Sisulu (born 9 March 1958) is a South African writer and activist.

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Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey OBE (born 16 September 1966) is a Zimbabwe-born editor and literary critic.

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Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature

Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature is an Arabic literary award for children's literature.

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Federal Palace Hotel

The Federal Palace Hotel is a 150-room hotel that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, located in the commercial hub of Victoria Island in Lagos.

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Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Fiston Nasser Mwanza Mujila (born 1981 in Lubumbashi) is a Congolese writer.

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Giles Foden

Giles Foden (born 11 January 1967) is an English author, best known for his novel The Last King of Scotland (1998).

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Grand Prix of Literary Associations

The Grand Prix of Literary Associations (GPLA) were launched in 2013 in Cameroon, in partnership with Brasseries du Cameroun and sponsorship by Castel Beer.

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Granta

Granta is a literary magazine and publisher in the United Kingdom whose mission centres on its "belief in the power and urgency of the story, both in fiction and non-fiction, and the story’s supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real." In 2007, The Observer stated: "In its blend of memoirs and photojournalism, and in its championing of contemporary realist fiction, Granta has its face pressed firmly against the window, determined to witness the world.".

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Helon Habila

Helon Habila Ngalabak (born November 1967) is a Nigerian novelist and poet, whose writing has won many prizes, including the Caine Prize in 2001.

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Holland Park Press

Holland Park Press is an independent, privately owned, London based publishing house.

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Jamal Mahjoub

Jamal Mahjoub (born London 1966) is a mixed-race writer of British and Sudanese parents.

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Jowhor Ile

Jowhor Ile is a Nigerian writer known for his first novel, And After Many Days.

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Kachifo Limited

Kachifo Limited is an independent publishing house based in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Kole Omotosho

Bankole Ajibabi Omotosho (born 21 April 1943), also known as Kole Omotoso, is a Nigerian writer and intellectual best known for his works of fiction and in South Africa as the "Yebo Gogo man" in adverts for the telecommunications company Vodacom.

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Kwani?

Kwani? (Sheng for so what?) is a leading African literary magazine based in Kenya that has been called "undoubtedly the most influential journal to have emerged from sub-Saharan Africa", although that tribute might more accurately go to Transition Magazine, which was founded in Kampala, Uganda, in 1961.

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Kwela Books

Kwela Books is a South African publishing house founded in Cape Town in 1994 as a new imprint of NB Publishers.

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Lagos

Lagos is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos.

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Little, Brown and Company

Little, Brown and Company is an American publisher founded in 1837 by Charles Coffin Little and his partner, James Brown, and for close to two centuries has published fiction and nonfiction by American authors.

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Margaret Busby

Margaret Busby OBE, Hon.

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Meisterstück

Meisterstück (German for masterpiece) is the flagship line of pens from luxury brand Montblanc.

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Modjaji Books

Modjaji Books is a South African small-scale independent publisher.

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Molara Wood

Molara Wood (born 1967) is a Nigerian creative writer, journalist and critic, who has been described as "as one of the eminent voices in the Arts in Nigeria".

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Montblanc (company)

Montblanc International GmbH (pronounced: or) is a German manufacturer of luxury writing instruments, watches, jewellery and leather goods, often identified by their "Snow peak" logo.

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Nadia Davids

Nadia Davids (born 1977, Cape Town) is an award-winning South African writer.

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Nigeria Prize for Literature

Nigeria Prize for Literature is a Nigerian literary award given annually since 2004 to honor literary erudition by Nigerian authors.

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NoViolet Bulawayo

NoViolet Bulawayo (pen name of Elizabeth Zandile Tshele, born 12 October 1981 in Tsholotsho) is a Zimbabwean author, and Stegner Fellow at Stanford University (2012–14).

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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Penny Busetto

Penny Busetto is a South African writer known for her 2014 novel The Story of Anna P, as Told by Herself.

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Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.

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Random House

Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world.

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Samsung Galaxy Note (original)

The Samsung Galaxy Note is an Android smartphone produced by Samsung Electronics.

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Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Sarah Ladipo Manyika (born 7 March 1968) is a British-Nigerian writer.

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Tsitsi Dangarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga (born 1959) is a Zimbabwean author and filmmaker.

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University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (abbreviated as UEA) is a public research university in Norwich, England.

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We Need New Names

We Need New Names is the 2013 debut novel of expatriate Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo.

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Yewande Omotoso

Yewande Omotoso (born 1980) is a South African-based novelist, architect and designer, who was born in Barbados and grew up in Nigeria.

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Zakes Mda

Zakes Mda, legally Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni Mda (born 1948), is a South African novelist, poet and playwright.

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Zukiswa Wanner

Zukiswa Wanner (born 1976) is a South African journalist and novelist, born in Zambia and now based in Kenya.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9mobile_Prize_for_Literature

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