Nyabola Prize for Science Fiction 2021

The Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature has announced the Nyabola Prize for Science Fiction, for speculative fiction written in Kiswahili by authors aged 18-35.

The award is designed to promote and popularise a Kiswahili vocabulary for technology and digital rights, in order to empower citizens in Kiswahili-speaking communities to participate in broader conversations on the issues.

First prize will receive $1,000, second prize $500, third Prize $250, and the top ten stories will be published in an anthology. Entries must be originally written in Standard Kiswahili and 2,000 to 2,500 words long. Submissions can be emailed to kiswahiliprize@cornell.edu with the subject “Nyabola Prize for Science Fiction entries”. Deadline is May 31, 2021.

For more information, see the Kiswahili Prize announcement.

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