Alert! Sifiso Mzobe has won the 2012 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature for his debut novel, Young Blood, which was published in 2010 by NB Publishers. Mzobe will receive $20 000 in prize money from award organisers, The Lumina Foundation.
Mzobe attended the ceremony and tweeted his exciting news the following day:
Greetings from Nigeria. Young Blood won the 2012 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. Tell a friend:)))))
— sifiso mzobe (@sifiso_mzobe) September 9, 2012
South African writer, Sifiso Mzobe, wins 2012 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature for his book, Young Blood.
Sifiso takes a prize tag of US$ 20,000. The ceremony was held at the Civic Centre, Lagos on September 8, 2012.