It has been a long dirge since the pandemic outbreak. Sadness stares at us as though it is the only feeling we can ever have. And it doesn’t seem the normal life we enjoyed or took for granted will come back soon. In the thicket of this, we are besieged by an up surging existential phenomenon – depression, insecurity, desperation, uncertainty, death, kidnapping, job loss and continuous rise in food prices and starvation.
Yet, we are here to make life liveable. And we believe in the power of the art as a tool for exploring and making sense of the times: how can we heal? How can we be kinder to the world and ourselves? How do we find our humanities again? How do we care for our country and its citizens? Are there solutions?
In that vein, for her second anniversary celebration, Ayamba LitCast invites writers from across the world to submit essays on the theme of REBIRTH. We want compelling pieces that not only excite but enable us to navigate the life before us. Entertain us, make us laugh, cry. We want your essay to jump out of the pages and confront us. In spite of our despair, we want works that make us affirm life.
Prizes to be won
What’s a contest without prizes to be won right? Find below a breakdown of our prizes for our 2021 contest:
– Only previously unpublished works between 500 -1000 words would be accepted.
– All entries should be sent as MS word, double-spaced, in Times New Roman and size 12.
– One essay per entrant.
– Send all works to firstname.lastname@example.org
– Deadline: December 15, 2021.
Winners will be announced on our anniversary, the 31st of December, 2021