According to a BBC Article, Cameroonian author Djiaili Amadou has won the inaugural Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique – an award for French-speaking authors in Africa, French media report.
Her novel “Munyal; les larmes de la patience” (Munyal, the tears of patience) is a tale centering around forced marriage, polygamy and women’s rights.
according to French-language pan-African weekly newspaper, Jeune Afrique, the pan-African jury praised Amadou’s “strong, rebellious” voice,
Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique, which was awarded on Wednesday, serves to “boost African literature and offer authors more visibility inside and outside the continent”, Jeune Afrique quotes the jury president as saying.
The winner will receive 10,000 euros ($11,100; £8,800) cash price and will benefit from a marketing campaign to promote their work.