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.