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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.

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.

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

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize and the 2019 Miles Morland Writing Scholarships. He is an 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 the curator of 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 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 attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he got an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies and English & Literary Studies. He taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. 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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