The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa was established in 2005 as a biennial award to the best literary work produced by an African. It assesses works by African authors published within the two years preceding the award year.
The prize is awarded with a monetary value of US $20,000 (twenty thousand dollars), and the winner is decided by a panel of judges made up of eminent scholars, including Professor Olu Obafemi.
Entries will close on October 1, 2011. On June 1, 2012, the longlist will be announced, to be followed up on June 25 with the announcement of the shortlist. The winner of the prize will be made public at an award night in Lagos on July 6. Interested writers wishing to participate in the prize are advised to visit the Lumina Foundation website for details.
The winner of the fourth edition of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa will be known by Friday, July 6, 2012.