Announcing the 2019 Toyin Fálọlá Prize

We’ve watched as the (hi)story of African places, things, people, event, culture(s) gradually lose their aesthetics, bearing and presence to the overbearing weight of globalism and pervasive manifestations of (post)modernism, and how the African future is envisaged with doom and chaos.

Toyin Fálọlá has spent a greater part of his career advancing the African story the African way. We’re set on the same path to reclaim the African story by blurring the boundaries between History and Literature to reveal what Maya Angelou refers to as not the glamorous facts but historical truths about Africa. Hence, The Toyin Falola Prize is LUNARIS’ way of staking a claim that the proper African history indeed can be made, especially under self-selected circumstances.

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