The Jhalak Prize 2021 Winners

The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour 2021 Winner

It is our very great pleasure to confirm The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi as the winner of the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour.

A captivating and rapturous coming-of-age tale set in Uganda under Idi Amin’s brutal reign, The First Woman weaves together family history and folklore into a stunning novel about the power of stories and what it means to belong.

 

The First Woman has magnetic, tender, vindictive, generous, oh-so-human characters whose journeys through the novel moved me […] to tears. Makumbi is a supremely gifted writer and The First Woman an astonishing accomplishment.’

Peter Kalu, JUDGE

The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour 2021 Shortlist

Antiemetic for Homesickness
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Inferno
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My Darling from the Lions
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The First Woman
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Are We Home Yet?
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Rainbow Milk
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The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour 2021 Longlist

Antiemetic for Homesickness
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Inferno
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re: desire
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Poor
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A More Perfect Union
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My Darling from the Lions
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The First Woman
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The Address Book
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Are We Home Yet?
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Rainbow Milk
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The Mercies
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What's Left of Me is Yours
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The Jhalak Children’s & Young Adult Prize 2021 Winner

It is our very great pleasure to confirm Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence as the winner of the inaugural Jhalak Children’s and Young Adult Prize.

Filled with unforgettable characters, Lawrence’s deftly constructed YA mystery follows a gay teen in search of her disappeared stepsister, trying to unravel the enigma of Silva through eight clues she discovers in her room.

 

‘A mystery, a drama and a comedy, [Eight Pieces of Silva] feels like a book that is entirely of the moment, but with qualities that will make it endure.’

KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE, JUDGE

The Jhalak Children’s & Young Adult Prize 2021 Shortlist

The Ga Picture Alphabet
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When Life Gives You Mangoes
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And the Stars Were Burning Brightly
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Queen of Freedom
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Eight Pieces of Silva
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A Fox Called Herbert
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The Jhalak Children’s & Young Adult Prize 2021 Longlist

Baby Girl by Ella Hill is also nominated but unfortunately is currently unavailable from Waterstones.com and so is not listed below.

Too Small Tola
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The Ga Picture Alphabet
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The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
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When Life Gives You Mangoes
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And the Stars Were Burning Brightly
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Queen of Freedom
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The Little War Cat
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Eight Pieces of Silva
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Mohinder's War
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A Fox Called Herbert
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Cane Warriors
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Jhalak Prize Previous Winners

Afropean
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In Our Mad and Furious City
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
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The Bone Readers
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