Italian literary award Grinzane has launched this year for the first time the “Grinzane for Africa award“.
“The first edition of the Premio Grinzane for Africa – it’s written on Grinzane.it – will be held in Addis Abeba from 22 to the 24 October 2008“.
The ceremony will take place in Adis Abeba in the African Union building. “This is a very representative place for the African continent” it is written in the same website.
With this award organisers want to stress the interest of Italian culture for the African culture.
“This prize – it’s written on Grinzane.it – will award every year an African writer very well known at international level: this is a prize that will add value to African literature and will stress the Italian interest for the cultures of this continent”.
Two great figures of contemporary African literature, the Kenyan Ngugi wa Thiong’o and the Nigerian Ben Okri, in addition to the Angolan ‘Ondjaki’, pseudonym chosen by the versatile Ndalu de Almeida, are the winners of the 1st edition of the ‘Grinzane for Africa’ award, as stated on waltainfo.com
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