In celebration of its one-year anniversary, the Nigeria-based African literature blog SynCity NG announced a prize and a call for submissions to an anthology. The anthology, A Feast for Memory, introduced by the Zimbabwean novelist Tendai Huchu and featuring ten short stories, is now available on its site. The five highest-ranked stories for the prizes, judged by the Kenyan writer Mukoma wa Ngugi and the Nigerian novelist Leye Adenle, won cash prizes, mentoring and editing sessions, and books.

THE WINNERS 

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Joint first place winners: $55 (N20,000) and a session with a guest judge. (To be split equally among first place winners)

  • Frances Ogamba, for “A Memorial In Service of Our Daughter, Sister, and Cousin”
  • Chiedozie, for “Diagnosis”

Third place winner: Professional editing of one short story by the writer and a book gift.

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  • Ezeani Chucks, for “A Zanga Soldier Never Dies”

Fourth place winner: One book.

  • Erhu Kome¬†Yellow, for “This Too Shall Pass”

Fifth place winner: One book.

  • Maureen Onyeziri, for “Taming the Spirit”

Read the anthology on the SynCity website.

We congratulate SynCity and their prize winners.