Writers celebrate wins almost every day but notably this month will witness the Quramo Prize winner. These moments are important to the African Storytelling and writing. We are set to witness and applaud these emerging stars.
The Quramo Writers’ Prize is an African Award for new and emerging writers. It celebrates people who are working every day to develop their craft and record our continent’s original stories. QWP aims to encourage and stimulate a new community of talented writers. It provides an opportunity for otherwise unexposed talent to achieve publishing recognition and encouragement.
The Quramo Prize has Since Attracted a lot of Young Writers
The winner of the 2018 edition of the prize will be announced at the award ceremony scheduled for Sunday, October 21, 2018. The annual prize is awarded to an unpublished fiction manuscript and this makes it unique. Last year, Samuel Monye emerged the winner for his manuscript, Give Us Each Day.
The Top 5 finalists have been announced.
The top 5 entries are:
- Boys on Jumping Trousers by Achalugo Ezekobe.
- The Girl Who Saw Tomorrow by Ani Obiamaka Splendour.
- All That Glitters by Chioma Mildred Okonkwo.
- Running Waters by Emmanuel Michael.
- When Yesterday Saved Tomorrow by Oriasotie Emmanuel Ehimare.
Emmanuel Michael is particularly of interest as a member of the cfwriterz Team. He does designs for the platform and has had his writings featured. The cfwriterz community anticipates a win for Michael. His inspiring ability to create brings joy to the cfwriterz community and he continues to encourage a lot of emerging writers. The final Price Award is coming up on the 21st of October and there’s a lot of excitement in anticipation. You can get more information by visiting the Quramo Publishing website.