Tchicaya U Tam'si Prize for African Poetry

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Tchicaya U Tam'si Prize
for African poetry
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Presented byAssilah city's Forum
First awarded1989
Last awarded2018
Currently held bySenegal Amadou Lamine Sall

The Tchicaya U Tam'si Prize for African Poetry, established in 1989, rewards a writer who is distinguished by an innovative poetic work, of high artistic value. The prize is named after Congolese writer Tchicaya U Tam'si (1931–1988).

It was created during the Assilah city's Forum (Morocco), on the initiative of Muhammad Benaissa, former Moroccan Minister of Culture and current Mayor of Assilah. The prize is generally awarded in August, during the international and cultural moussem (festival) of Assilah.

Alioune Badara Beye chaired the jury of the 2014 edition.[1]



  1. ^ (fr) Cisse, Alassane (14 March 2014). "Poésie : Lancement à Dakar du Prix Tchikaya U Tam'si".
  2. ^ a b c d e f University, Bloomington (2008). "African Book Awards Database". Archived from the original on 26 August 2014.
  3. ^ Panapress, lson (17 August 2001). "Vera Duarte wins African poetry award". Panapress. Archived from the original on 25 August 2014.
  4. ^ Nana, Walter Wilson (8 August 2008). "Prof. Osundare Wins Continent's Most Prestigious Poetry Award". AllAfrica.[dead link]
  5. ^ (fr) Alm (18 August 2011). "Assilah : Mehdi Akhrif et Fama Diagne Sène obtiennent le Prix Tchicaya U Tam'si". Archived from the original on 25 August 2014.
  6. ^ Le Matin (Maroc) (17 August 2014). "L'Ivoirien Josué Guébo remporte à Assilah l'édition 2014".

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