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Criteria for Submissions

BOOK CATEGORIES (Poetry/Drama/Fiction/Non-Fiction / Children’s Literature)


  • Books eligible for consideration must have been published between 2018 and 2022.


  • All entries must have been made available for purchase by the general public in either hardcover or bound paperback.


  • All books must be written in English language.



  • The author of the book may be of any nationality, but the subject of the book must explore African worldview and experiences.


  • Only one submission is allowed from an author in this contest.


  • Submit your published book in PDF. The cover page must be included in the submission.


  • The biography of the author must be aptly captured on the cover of the book.


  • Complete the online entry form (including the submission of the PDF not more than 100 MB)


  • Entry is free.





  • Kindly submit books published between January 1, 2018 and August I, 2022 by 30th December, 2022.
  • Submission commences in November 1, 2022. Please note that the entry portal will close on the date of the final deadline (9:00 p.m GMT+1(WAT) on 30th December, 2022). Entry is free!




First Stage: Online voting commences in January 1, 2023. Deadline for voting is 21st January, 2023. (9:00 p.m GMT+1(WAT)

Second Stage: Online voting commences in January 23rd, 2023. Deadline for voting is February 11, 2023. (12:00 pm GMT+1(WAT).The winner emerges!

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