huza press prize

In January, we ran a feature on how the Huza Press Prize for Fiction is reshaping Rwandan literature. We also announced the release of its longlist. And now their shortlist is out. Congratulations to the shortlisted writers. The winner will be announced on 18 March.

Here are the ten entries chosen.

1. “Safe,” by Dominique Uwase Alonga.

2. “Sum of All Good Things,” by Isaac Barclay.

3. “Echoes of Love,” by Raissa KAMALISA.

4. “October,” by Alfonsina Kayitesi.

5. “Spilled Beans,” by Mutsinzi Eric.

6. “Alone in the Dark,” by Rutwaza Ganza Leon Leandre.

7. “Three Ringed Silver Ring,” by Rwabahizi Arnaud.

8. “Araje,” by Landry Ndoli Subira.

9. “Inoni,” by Denyse Umuhuza.

10. “Beyond Repair,” by Lucky Grace Isingizwe.

 

 

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young’s writing has been shortlisted for the 2016 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship, the 2017 Gerald Kraak Award, and nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. His fiction has appeared in Transition (“A Tenderer Blessing,” 2015), The Threepenny Review (“Mulumba,” 2016), and Pride and Prejudice: African Perspectives on Gender, Social Justice and Sexuality (“You Sing of a Longing,” 2017), an anthology of The Jacana Literary Foundation and The Other Foundation. His work further appears in Interdisciplinary Academic Essays, Africa in Dialogue, and Brittle Paper, where he is submissions editor. He is the editor of the Art Naija Series: a sequence of concept-based e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness. The first anthology, Enter Naija: The Book of Places (Oct., 2016) focuses on cities. The second, Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (June, 2017) focuses on professions. He attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and currently teaches English at another Nigerian university. When bored, he blogs pop culture at naijakulture.blogspot.com or just Googles Rihanna.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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