Lotus Prize for Literature

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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 Lotus Magazine, a forum for short-stories, poetry, review of books 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] Lutfi El-Kholi became its secretary-general and when he died, the movement began to falter.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Arana, R. Victoria (2008). The Facts on File companion to world poetry: 1900 to the present. Infobase Publishing. p. 244. ISBN 978-0-8160-6457-1. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Plain Talk", Mursi Saad El-Din, El-Ahram, 2006.
  3. ^ a b Parekh, Pushpa Naidu; Jagne, Siga Fatima (1998). Postcolonial African writers: a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 269. ISBN 978-0-313-29056-5. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Lotus. Permanent Bureau of Afro-Asian Writers. 1973. p. 194. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Lotus. Permanent Bureau of Afro-Asian Writers. 1976. p. 5. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Rollyson, Carl Edmund; Magill, Frank Northen (June 2003). Critical Survey of Drama: Jane Martin - Lennox Robinson. Salem Press. p. 2466. ISBN 978-1-58765-107-6. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Mattar, Phillip. Facts on File Encylopedia of the Palestinians. pp. 275–276. 
  8. ^ Arana, R. Victoria (2008). The Facts on File companion to world poetry: 1900 to the present. Infobase Publishing. p. 172. ISBN 978-0-8160-6457-1. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Subhas Mukhopadhyay, 1919-, Library of Congress
  10. ^ Meja Mwangi, British Council Literature
  11. ^ [1], Barghouti
  12. ^ "News and Notes", PN Review 82, Volume 18 Number 2, November - December 1991.
  13. ^ [2]
  14. ^ Bhisham Sahni, 1915-, Library of Congress
  15. ^ The Asahi Shimbun "Oda, writer and peace activist, dies at 75" 30 July 2007
  16. ^ Overseas Guest Poets for TPF2008
  17. ^ 'America' in the Poetry of José Craveirinha, English in Africa, Vol. 31, No. 1, May, 2004. JSTOR
  18. ^ Mahmoud Darwish Biography