Submit To Wakini Kuria Literary Prize For Children's Literature 2022

The Wakini Kuria Prize for Children’s Literature was established in 2019 to honour the memory and legacy of Wakini Kuria who served on the Advisory bo



About The Wakini Kuria Literary Prize For Children's Literature 2022 Award



The Wakini Kuria Prize for Children’s Literature was established in 2019 to honour the memory and legacy of Wakini Kuria who served on the Advisory board of the African Writers Development Trust and as the Chief Editor of Writers Space Africa (WSA) magazine from 2017 until her demise in 2019. She was also the convener and coordinator of Writers Space Africa – Kenya Chapter.

The previous winners of this award are Makhago Peter (Uganda), Nathaniel Z Mpofu (Zimbabwe), Marjorie Moono Simuyuni (Zambia), Madeha Ezekial Malecela (Tanzania), Blessing Aliyu Tarfa (Nigeria), Halieo Motanyane (Lesotho), and Stephanie Chizoba Odili (Nigeria).

For this fourth edition of the Wakini Kuria Prize, we are calling for submissions in the Children’s literature genre for children from ages 8 to 12.

 This call is open ONLY to writers of African descent and will run from March 15 until July 1, 2022. 

The winner of this prize will receive a certificate and $200. The second-place winner will receive a certificate and $150, while the third place will receive a certificate and $100.

Please note that there is no theme for this call.

 The entry should not exceed 1,200 words and must not have been previously published anywhere including personal blogs. 

The entry should be sent in MS Word format only to wakiniaward@writerstrust.org. Please include your name, country, a short bio and your social media handles – if any.

Also, if you have any questions about the award, please send an email to info@writerstrust.org. 


Winners Of Wakini Kuria Prize For Children's Literature 2022

1st Place – The Millionaire Orphan by Makhago Peter (Uganda)

2nd Place – Tea time with Tito by Stephanie Chizoba Odili (Nigeria)

3rd Place – The Enchanted Pen by Nathaniel Z Mpofu (Zimbabwe)

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