Fiston Mwanza Mujilla and Tram 83 win 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature

Congratulations to Fiston Mwanza Mujilla. He was awarded the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature for his debut novel Tram 83, at a star-studded event in Lagos last night.

The Etisalat Prize has won a reprieve. After its dismal failure to even shortlist Kintu last year, anything short of a win for Tram 83 and I would have quit the Prize. Since I don’t feel up to grand, bold statements these days, a narrow escape is handy!

I thank the jury of Ato Quayson, Zukiswa Wanner and Molara Wood for restoring balance to the world, at least in this small West African corner of Lashibi.

Y’all have a good Sunday. I know I will :).

Tram 83 Collage


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