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 was shortlisted for the 2016 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship. His short story, "You Sing of a Longing," was shortlisted for the 2017 Gerald Kraak Award. His first published story, “A Tenderer Blessing,” appears in Transition magazine and was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. His second story, "Mulumba," appears in The Threepenny Review and has been translated into the German. His essays appear in Interdisciplinary Academic Essays and Brittle Paper where he is Submissions Editor. He is the editor of the Art Naija series, a sequence of anthologies of writing and visual art which document aspects of Nigerian life. The first anthology, Enter Naija: The Book of Places, explores cities and marked Nigeria's 56th Independence anniversary. The second anthology, Work Naija: The Book of Vocations, explores professions and was published in June 2017. Otosirieze teaches English at a Nigerian university. When bored, he blogs popular 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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