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Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Patrice Lawrence win Jhalak Prizes

The Jhalak Prize has announced this year’s winners. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s The First Woman (Oneworld) won Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour, whilst Patrice Lawrence’s Eight Pieces of Silva (Hachette Children’s) won the Children’s and Young Adult Prize.

Recognising excellent work by British and British-resident writers of colour since its inception in 2016, the Jhalak Prize added the Children’s and Young Adult Prize in 2020. Uniquely, the Jhalak Prize celebrates writing across genre and format.

Each writer was awarded £1,000 and the specially commissioned trophies created by artists Amber Khokhar and Ruthine Burton, respectively.

Patrice Lawrence appears in next week’s WritersMosaic, as our profiled author.