By Iminza Keboge
Published June 6, 2016
Kenya Airways shall start flying to South Africa’s mother city, Cape Town, on July 1, 2016.
Kenya’s national carrier, that is popularly known as KQ, say they will operate three times weekly; Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Meanwhile, Nigeria-based pan-African literature prize, Etisalat, have opened their call for entries for 2016.
Matthew Willsher, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Prize for Literature, has also announced that the Judging Panel for the 2016 Etisalat Prize will comprise Nigerian novelist and poet, Helon Habila (Chair); South African writer and activist, Elinor Sisulu; and Ivorian writer, Edwige Rene Dro.
Willsher says the Etisalat Prize is designed to serve as a leading platform for the discovery and encouraging of creative writing talents as well as the celebration of literary arts by African writers.
“We are delighted to champion the cause for celebrating the richness and strength of African literature. Etisalat Prize for Literature is about discovering and bringing to the world stage the many creative talent Africa has,” says Willsher. “The Etisalat Prize is about creativity, excellence, empowerment and reward; it is about celebrating our African diversity in very innovative ways through various forms of art, literature being one of them.”
Only books by debutant writers published not later than 24 months before submission qualify for entry.
Such books, Willsher says, “must also be by registered publishing houses not less than six years as incorporated publishers with registered ISBN Number or the equivalent, and who must have published a minimum of six authors. All entries should be accompanied by seven copies of the book entered along with an acceptance of our publicity terms. A publisher may submit a maximum of three books. The rules and guidelines for entry are available on the Prize.Etisalat.com.ng website.
The winner of the 2015 edition of the Etisalat Prize for Literature was Congo-Kinshasa’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila. He took the prize with his novel, Tram 83.