Afritondo is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Afritondo Short Story prize.
South African writer, Jarred Thompson, has been named this year’s winner for his story ‘Good Help Is Hard to Find’.
Thompson beat off stiff competition from four other shortlisted authors: Philani Nyoni (Zimbabwe), Kojo Obeng-Andoh (Ghana), Davina Kuwuma (Uganda), and Hannah Onoguwe (Nigeria).
The Prize, which is open to African and black minority writers, received 421 entries from across 19 countries. The theme of the competition was love and an anthology of the longlisted stories is expected by Summer of 2020.
Thompson will take home the winning prize of $1000.
The winner was chosen by a panel of three judges comprising South African writer and author of Milk Fever, Megan Ross, Nigerian editor Kelechi Njoku, and Kenyan writer Gloria Mwaniga.
Commenting on the winning story, the panel said: