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Submissions have begun for the 2018 African Literature Association (ALA) Book Awards. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2018.

The African Literature Association (ALA) is the official organization for scholars of African literature—a global community of thinkers, teachers, researchers, and writers interested in the idea and study of African literature in all its diverse forms.

The awards has three categories—the First Book Award, the Book of the Year for Creative Writing, and the Book of the Year for Scholarship.

In order to be eligible for the awards, authors must be members of ALA. Click HERE for more information on how to become a member.

See below for the list of awards and how to nominate an author.

African Literature Association (ALA) Book of the Year Award—Creative Writing 

For an outstanding book of African literature, whether novel, non-fiction prose, play, or poetry collection, published in the preceding calendar year (2017) by an African writer. Authors must be current members of the ALA.

To make nominations, authors or their publishers are to send an author bio, a one-page book description, and 5 copies of the book to:

James McCorkle, Africana Studies

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

300 Pulteney Street

Geneva, NY 14456

mccorkle@hws.edu

African Literature Association (ALA) Book of the Year Award—Scholarship 

For an outstanding book in African literary studies published in the preceding calendar year (2017). Authors must be current members of the ALA. Book must be published by a reputable peer-reviewed press.

To make nominations, authors or their publishers are to send an author bio, a one-page book description, and 5 copies of the book to:

James McCorkle, Africana Studies

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

300 Pulteney Street

Geneva, NY 14456

mccorkle@hws.edu

African Literature Association (ALA) First Book Award—Scholarship 

For an outstanding book in African literary studies, which is the first book by the author, and published in the preceding calendar year (2017). Authors must be current members of the ALA. Book must be published by a reputable peer-reviewed press.

To make nominations, authors or their publishers are to send an author bio, a one-page book description, and 5 copies of the book to:

James McCorkle, Africana Studies

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

300 Pulteney Street

Geneva, NY 14456

mccorkle@hws.edu

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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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