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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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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. The recipient of the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature in 2019, he is a judge for The Gerald Kraak Prize and was a judge for The Morland Writing Scholarship in 2019. He is Nonfiction Editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is Curator at The Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His work in queer equality advocacy in literature has been profiled in Literary Hub. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He has an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies/English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English in a private Nigerian university. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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