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Modupe Kuti Bags Etisalat 2015 Flash Fiction Prize

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Unpublished writers across the African Continent have finally found a hub with the Etisalat Prize for Literature which is bringing budding and unpublished writers to limelight.

The latest is Modupe Kuti, the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction Category.

At the awards ceremony for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature held recently at the Intercontinental Lagos Hotel, Modupe Ojuolape Kuti was announced as the winner of the Flash Fiction category of the Etisalat Prize for her short story titled ‘Gone’. She received £1,000 cash prize and an iPhone 6.

 Two other Nigerians, John Chidi and Jacqueline Uche Agweh came second and third respectively for their stories “Invincible” and “Madness in Degrees”. They were rewarded with £500 each and iPhone 6 devices.

Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, said the Flash fiction category was created to meet the needs of the fast paced world, therein providing a glimpse into the creative minds of unpublished writers.

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“We are delighted again to celebrate the richness and strength of African literature. The Etisalat Prize for Literature embodies this year’s theme, ‘Representing the Diversity of African Voices’. Diversity has always been a huge source of innovation. Africa’s cultural diversity is increasingly recognized as a central part of the African collective identity” he said.

Indeed, this year’s grand finale ceremony was a night of entertainment showcasing the diversity of African literature through spoken words, plays, performances, dance and art exhibition. The event was graced by the crème of Nigeria and Africa in general.

Asa and Dare Art Alade were the headline acts for the night.

Here are photos from the events

 

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