Charles King. Photo credit: Writivism.

The 2017 Writivism Kofi Addo Prize for Nonfiction has gone to South Africa’s Charles King. He won for “Meat Bomb.” Alongside him on the shortlist were two Nigerians: Vivian Uchechi Ogbonna, for “A Long Way From Home,” and Sada Malumfashi, for “Finding Binyavanga.”

First awarded in 2016, $400 Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Nonfiction, initially open only to Ghanaians, is organised by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) and is a highlight of the annual Writivism Festival, alongside its sister prize, the Writivism Short Story Prize.

Charles King is a lecturer and writer in Cape Town where, amongst others, he teaches how to report climate change and homophobia.

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Read Charles King’s “Meat Bomb,” Vivian Uchechi Ogbonna’s “A Long Way From Home,” and Sada Malumfashi’s “Finding Binyavanga” in Enkare Review.

Congratulations to Charles King.

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See photos from the 2017 Writivism Festival in Kampala, Uganda.