The Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature has postponed its 2020 prize.

Founded in 2014 by Dr. Lizzy Attree and Dr. Mukoma wa Ngugi, the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature “has the express goal of recognizing writing in African languages and encouraging translation from, between and into African languages. The prize has been moved to 2021.

The decision, reached in agreement with the organizers and sponsors of the six-year old prize, was in light of the on-going pandemic which has gravely impacted the business and literary community.

The announcement was made on twitter:

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For more information, contact Professor Mukoma wa Ngugi on [email protected], Dr. Lizzy Attree on [email protected], or Moses Kilolo at [email protected]