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Sarraounia Prize

for Young Adult Fiction



The Arts & Culture programme at Abdou Moumouni University in Niger and the publishing house Amalion in Senegal are pleased to announce the call for entries for the Sarraounia Prize for Young Adult Fiction to contribute to the availability of reading material for African young adults and to promote literature to help better understand the world of African youths. Every two years, the Sarraounia Prize will be awarded to the best unpublished fiction for young adults written in English, French or Hausa by African authors and illustrators based in Africa.

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30 June 2019

Call for applications and submissions online

30 September 2019

Closing date for applications and submission

30 September 2020

Official announcement of the winner

30 November 2019

Jury selection

24 October 2020

Award ceremony

1 November 2020

Publication Release Date


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This project is co-funded by European Union

Culture at Work Africa Partners

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