Congo DRC writer, Fiston Mujila, wins Etisalat Prize For Literature

The winner for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature is Fiston Mwanza Mujila.

Mr. Mujila, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, won the £15,000 prize with his debut novel, Tram 83.

Mr. Mujila was unveiled at the award ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday night.

Two South Africans were finalists for the prize: Penny Busetto, with the novel: “The Story of Anna P as Told by Herself”, and Rehana Rossouw, with the book: “What Will People Say?”

For emerging the prize winner, Mr. Mujila, will attend the Etisalat Fellowship at the University of East Anglia under the mentorship of Giles Foden.

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