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Etisalat has announced calls for submission of entries to the 2016 edition of Etisalat Prize for literature.

Speaking on this, Matthew Willsher CEO of Etisalat Nigeria said “We are delighted to champion the cause for celebrating the richness and strength of African literature. Etisalat Prize for Literature is about discovering and bringing to the world stage the many creative talents Africa boasts of. The Etisalat Prize is about creativity, excellence, empowerment and reward; it is about celebrating our African diversity in very innovative ways through various forms of art, literature being one of them.”

Only books by new writers published not later than 24 months before submission, will qualify for entry. They must also be by registered publishing houses not less than six years as incorporated publishers with registered ISBN Number or the equivalent, and who must have published a minimum of six authors. All entries should be accompanied by seven copies of the book entered along with an acceptance of our publicity terms. A publisher may submit a maximum of three books. The rules and guidelines for entry are available at

Mr Willsher disclosed this while unveiling the panel of judges for this years’ Etisalat Prize. The panel comprises Nigerian novelist and poet, Helon Habila, as the Chair of Judges, and South African writer and activist Elinor Sisulu and Ivorian writer, Edwige Rene Dro as members.

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This article was first published on 12th June 2016


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