Etisalat has announced the 2013 shortlist for the Etisalat Prize for Literature, the shortlisted nominees are: “Bom Boy” by Yewande Omotoso, “Finding Soutbek” by Karen Jennings and “We need new names” by NoViolet Bulawayo.

The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first Pan-African literary prize created to recognise and reward debut fiction writers in Africa.

A prize money of  £15 000, an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück  pen and an Etisalat Fellowship at the prestigious University of East Anglia, mentored by Professor Giles Foden, author of the “Last King of Scotland”.

Winner will be announced at a grand award ceremony in Lagos on Sunday, the 23rd of February 2014.

The winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction category will also be announced at the ceremony and will receive £1 000 in cash alongside the two runners up who will receive £500 each.