The James Currey Prize
Mr. James Currey and Onyeka Nwelue in Accra, Ghana in 2015, during the African Writers' Association Conference, where Mr. Currey was awarded the designation of "Noble Patron of the Arts."
The James Currey Prize for African Literature is an annual award for the best unpublished work of fiction written in English by any writer, set in Africa or on Africans in Africa or in Diaspora.
It was established in 2020 by Nigerian writer, filmmaker and publisher of Hattus Books, Onyeka Nwelue, in honour of James Currey, the leading publisher of academic books on Africa – dedicated to distributing books about Africa in Africa.
The winner receives £1000.
It is run by the World Arts Agency.