Kendeka Prize for African Literature

Opportunity type: Awards

For:  Writers

Deadline: 15/05/23

Rewards: Up to Kshs.100,000

Location Eligibility: Africa & the diaspora

About this opportunity

Kendeka Prize for African Literature is a Non-Profit Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Kenya whose main objective, aim, vision and mission is to nurture new and existing writers from the African Continent and the Diaspora by creating a platform for Africans to tell their stories not only on the Continent but to reach wider audiences around the world.

The Prize encourages upcoming writers to write on issues affecting Africa from an African perspective thereby amplifying African voices worldwide. Kendeka Prize for African Literature is accepting entries from 1st of February, 2023 to 15th May, 2023 for its’ 2023 edition. The entry is free. The Prize will be awarded for the best unpublished short story either in fiction or creative non-fiction. 


The first prize will be Kshs.100,000, while the 2nd and the 3rd Prize shall be Kshs.50,000 and Kshs.25,000 respectively.


Entrants must be born in, or are citizens of any African country.

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Mar 15 2023

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