Sunday, September 09, 2012

Young Blood by Sifizo Msobe wins the 2012 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa

From a longlist of 15 books to a shortlist of 3, South African Sifizo Msobe has emerged as the winner of the 2012 edition of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa with his book Young Blood beating Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo (Roses and Bullets) and Bridget Pitt (The Unseen Leopard).

Sifizo takes home the US$ 20,000 prize award; the ceremony was held at the Civic Centre, Lagos on September 8, 2012 and was attended by the former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kuffuor.


  1. I did predict, even from the longlist. Congrats, Sifiso.

    1. Yeah you got that right. I've never read that book. How you doing there? Hope all is well

  2. Its one of the many books in my luggage. Will soon be back home.


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