Afritondo Short Story Prize has announced the shortlist for its 2021 prize. The writers, who represent different countries from across the continent, were selected from an earlier sixteen-named longlist by a judging panel comprised of Edwige Renée Dro, Maneo Mohale, and Kiprop Kimutai.

The prize confers a cash prize of $1,000 to an unpublished work of fiction (between 3,000 and 5,000 words) by an African/Black writer. Four finalists will be awarded $100 each. All stories by longlisted authors will be published in an anthology.

See the 2021 Shortlist below:

  • Joshua Chizoma – Collector of memories (Nigeria)
  • Remy Ngamije – The Hope, The Prayer, And The Anthem (or, The Fall So Far) (Namibia)
  • Desta Haile – Ethio-Cubano (UK/Eritrea)
  • Faraaz Mahomed – Gracious (South Africa)
  • Justin Clement – Human cities (Nigeria)

The winner will be announced in an online ceremony open to the public on March 26, 2021.

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Go here for details on the shortlist.

Congratulations to the writers.