The longlist for the 2024 Toyin Falola Prize has just been announced. The nine writers included in the longlist come from all over the continent including Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa.

The Toyin Falola Prize is organized by Lunaris, the publisher of Lunaris Review. The prize was created in honor of the distinguished African scholar and historian Professor Toyin Falola. The Prize is meant to honor his endeavors and contribute to the advancement of the richness of African culture, people, myth, history, advancement, and modernity.

It has been four years since the Prize began and each year, it continues to recognize and celebrate some of the excellent writing Africa offers. Like previous years, the turnout in submissions has been massive, numbering in hundreds from different parts of the continent.

Out of the deluge of submissions entered for the Toyin Falola Prize, the readers and judges have selected this 9-writer longlist, ranging from different parts of the continent. This fourth edition of the prize is themed “Sacred” and the judges include Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto and Gil Ndi-Shang.

See the longlist below:

Congrats to the longlisted writers!