The winner of the prize will be announced on Saturday, November 26, 2022.
The Prix Ivoire for African Literature in French has announced its six finalists for this year’s prize.
The six finalists are Djaili Amadou Amal (Cameroon), Khalil Diallo (Sénégal), Davina Ittoo (Ile Maurice), Netenon Noël Ndjekery (Chad), Michele Rakotoson (Madagascar), and Sami Tchak (Togo).
The Prix Ivoire, created by Akwaba Culture in 2008, is open to writers from Africa and the African Diasporas. The prize is sponsored by the Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Culture, Francophonie the International Organization of La Francophonie, the French Embassy in Abidjan, and the Librairie de France Group of Ivory Coast.
The panel of judges that came up with the list is made up of Michel Koffi, Florence Apo, Serge Grah, Koffi Koffi, and Henri N’koumo.
The winner of the prize will be awarded in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire on Saturday, November 26, 2022. They will be winning the cash prize of 3,000 Euros.