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As is traditional, Casa África’s Media Library celebrated World Book Day by presenting the fourth in its series of microfiction contests, Purorrelato, and by publishing the winning texts from the third contest which was held last year. It is a contest designed to stimulate literary creativity, encourage us to feel and think about Africa and to continue to show different realities that bring us closer to the continent, moving away from the stereotypes that have marked Africa for so long.
Regarding the prizes, the winning microfiction will receive 500 euros. The second and third prizewinners will each receive a gift voucher of 100 euros, sponsored by the bookshop Librería Canaima for its online store. All winners will also receive a set of publications from the Casa África Literature Collection. The organisation will publish an e-book with the three winning stories and a selection of the texts submitted to the contest, as well as microfiction by invited African and Spanish authors. The jury of writers and experts will put together a list of the 50 best texts to be part of this new digital publication.
The Canada-based Ivory Coast writer Kouao Médard Bouazi (Kouibly, 1978) opens the e-book which was also presented on 22 April and which can be downloaded for free from the Casa África website.