The Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature has announced the 10-title shortlist for the Nyabola Prize. The award recognizes science fiction written in the Kiswahili language by authors age 18-35. The finalists are:
- “Dunia ya Pili” by Sofi Binsari
- “Pigo Zito” by Twihuvila Gillah
- “Afriti Hasitiki” by Hussna Mohamed Hassan
- “Dubwasha” by Stallone Joyfully
- “Sayari Ya Wanawake” by Emmanuel Kimeu
- “Mashine” by Hassan Omar Mambosasa
- “Ustaarabu Wa Sayari Ya Sadiza” by Haruni Manigu
- “Kamera Ya Mtoisa” by Charles John Mlowezi
- “Mgeni Kutoka Sayari Nyekundu” by Shabani Omari Molito
- “Miongo Mia Moja” by Florenca Shanya Mwaita
All ten shortlisted stories will be published in an anthology. The winners will be announced January 28, 2022. First prize will receive $1,000, second prize $500, and third prize $250.
For more information, see the Kiswahili Prize announcement.
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