Share via Email This article is over 5 years old Long-awaited: Richard Saker for the Observer This year is looking good for African writing.
The Regional Category, which consists of Best Female artistes and Best Male artistes in the five regions of Africa, features 79 nominees while the Continental Category which honours exceptional work in different African music genres, boasts of nominees with both categories making up a total number of music professionals and songs nominated for the edition of the continental awards.
This year, through the 8, entries submitted by African music professionals across the globe and the painstaking work of the International Jury of AFRIMA embodied by 13 renowned African music and culture professionals assessing the submitted entries, the 5th AFRIMA Nominees List has remained true to the AFRIMA tradition of discovering authentically fresh African voices and music while also recognising the hard work and diligence of consistent chart topping music makers.
The 13 jurors had a hard task going through over talented and creative entries. It resulted in heated sessions and far from unanimous decisions.
Being an odd number of jurors revealed to be a blessing allowing us to make decisions by the majority. After a lot of sweat, long discussions and late hours, the jurors designated the best artistes in each given genre.
It is now up to the public to go through this process and help to find the new African talents! Nominees will depend on their fans and followers spread across the globe to vote for them in an open voting process via the AFRIMA website, www.
There is also the AFRIMA Music Village, a music concert and cultural festival which accommodates over 40, music lovers across the continent who will witness live performances from their favourite African artistes.Australia Awards Scholarships Scholarships for Masters studies in Australia are offered to eligible African candidates for postgraduate studies.
The next round of applications will open from 1 September The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the shortlisted finalists for the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award!. For the past 14 years, first as the European Union Literary Award and now as the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, the prize has unearthed great new South African literary talent.
The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English.
The prize was launched in to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by .
Some other works are forthcoming in Flash Fiction Magazine and the Africa Vs Latin America Volume 2 anthology; Writing Grandmothers- which is a collaboration between African and Latin American writers.
This is a list of literary awards from around the world. This list is not intended to be complete, and is instead a list of those literary awards with Wikipedia articles. Bram Stoker Award – for superior achievement in horror writing, since ; African Literary Awards Database, Indiana University.
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