Lotus Prize for Literature

The Lotus Prize for Literature (also known as Lotus International Reward for Literature or The Lotus Prize for African and Asian Literature) was a literary award presented annually to African and Asian authors by the Afro-Asian Writers' Association (also known as Association of Asian and African Writers).[1]

The Bureau, as the association was initially known, was founded in Sri Lanka in 1958.[2] In 1962, it moved to Cairo, with Youssef El-Sebai elected general secretary.[2] The Bureau began to publish a magazine, Lotus, a forum for short-stories, poetry, book reviews, and literary essays.[2] The inaugural Lotus Prize was given in 1969 to Alex La Guma, who was living in exile in London at the time.[3] After the assassination of its secretary-general, the Bureau moved to Beirut, then Tunisia, and finally came back to Cairo.[2] Former Arab League secretary-general Lutfi El-Kholi became its secretary-general and when he died, the movement began to falter.[2]

Selected winnersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ Subhas Mukhopadhyay, 1919-, Library of Congress
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  15. ^ "Hussein Morowah". Archived from the original on 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  16. ^ Bhisham Sahni, 1915-, Library of Congress
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