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.
Congratulations to Charles King.
See photos from the 2017 Writivism Festival in Kampala, Uganda.