Call for Submissions: Geko Mofolo Prize for Outstanding Fiction in Sesotho


Deadline: 31 July 2019

Submissions have opened for the Geko Mofolo Prize for Outstanding Fiction in Sesotho. The Prize accepts manuscripts from all over the world – for fiction written in all Sesotho dialects and orthographies.

The prize is intended to re-ignite interest and efforts in the reading and writing of new, imaginative, outstanding and original fiction in Sesotho in the new and modern age. The work can be about any subject, theme or story.

The Prize – named after the foremost pioneer and author of Sesotho, Thomas Mokopu Mofolo – opens at the end of March and closes in July of every year. The winner is announced on 8 September every year. The great Thomas Mofolo passed away on September 8, 1948. He was born on 22 December 1876, in Khojane, Leribe, Lesotho.

Visit the Geko Mofolo Prize website for more details.

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