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LitNews|| AFREADA ×Africa Writes Short Story Competition.

This is something you do not want to miss! The news of this short story competion was announced on the 18th of May, and a day after AFREADA announced on twitter that entries were already pouring in. Writers ain’t dulling.

This summer, Royal African Society (RAS) will be hosting the literary festival, Africa Writes

They have announced that acclaimed Francophone-congolese writer Alain Mabanckou will be joining the impressive line up on Sunday, 2nd July.

To expand the scope of this headline event, they  have joined forces with Africa Writes to run a global competition.They are inviting writers, anywhere and everywhere, to participate in a 500-word short story competition which is loosely based on Mabanckou’s amusing and heart-warming story, Tomorrow I’ll be Twenty.

Told from the perspective of 10-year-old Michel living in Pointe Noire, Congo, the story begins:
“In this country, a boss should always be bald and have a big belly. My uncle isn’t bald, he hasn’t got a big belly, and you don’t realise, the first time you see him, that he’s the actual boss of a big office in the centre of town…”

The rules are simple: …open a Word Document and continue the story. And the lucky winner will be awarded a cash prize of £100.

There are guidelines to this competition and it will be found HERE.


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