Nincemon Fallé is the 2024 Winner of Prix Voix d’Afriques

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This year’s winner of Prix Voix d’Afriques is Cote Ivorian writer, Nincemon Fallé, for his book Ces Soleils Ardents. This was announced on Tuesday, February 20. Nincemon will be awarded his prize on March 20, International Day of the French Language, at the French Institute of Cameroon in Yaoundé. He will then be hosted at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris for a two-month residency and in Bordeaux at the Villa Valmont.

Voix d’Afriques—which translates to Voices of Africa in English—is a literary prize created by JC Lattès, RFI, and the Cité Internationale des Arts in 2020. Its primary aim is to promote young French-language authors from the African continent, fostering and exposing emerging African literary voices expressing a country’s position, political, economic, or social news, or more intimate works. Previous winners include Ernis, Fann Attiki, and Yaya Diomandé.

The Prize’s judging panel this year was chaired by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, winner of the Goncourt 2022, and composed of Bénédicte Alliot, Veronica Cardi, Bios Diallo, Catherine Fruchon-Toussaint, Laure Gnabé Blédou, Stéphane Hanet, Grégoire Leménager, Grace Loubassou, Anne-Sophie Stefanini, and Beata Umubyeyi Mayor.

Nincemon Fallé’s winning manuscript will be published by JC Lattès on the same day that he recieves his prize—March 20.

Congratulations, Nincemon!