The Tayeb Salih International Prize for Written Creativity in Sudan concluded its eleventh session on Tuesday, announcing the winners in the fields of poetry, short story and novel.
In the poetry branch, Ahmed Nimer Sulaiman Al-Khatib from Jordan won the first place in the book “The Westernization of the Guardian of Meaning,” and the second place was won by Al-Watheq Ahmed Hamid Yunus from Sudan for the book “A Displaced Person in the Space of the Body,” and Muhammad Najeeb Muhammad Ali from Sudan came in the third place on the Diwan “Songs of the Questions”.
In the short story section, Amr Ali Ibrahim Al-Adly from Egypt won first place for his collection of stories “Escape Outside the Head,” and second place was Dari Naji Al-Ghadhban from Iraq for his group “Barefoot Club”, and third place Qais Omar Muhammad Mahmoud from Iraq for his collection “La Shadows” For Borges tigers. “
In the novel branch, the first place went to Naim Abd Muhalal, a singer from Iraq for the novel “Uruk Haiku Love on the Mouth of Gilgamesh,” and for the second place, Tariq Mahmoud Farraj from Egypt for the novel “The Traveling Game,” and for the third place by Hajjaj Hassan Adol from Egypt for the novel “Love and Revenge.” Psoso. “
The Secretary-General of the Award, Majzoub Aidaroos, said in his speech during the winners announcement ceremony that was held in Khartoum in the presence of a limited number of guests in line with the precautionary measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, “This session was distinguished as the highest in terms of the number of entries, as it reached 1,762, compared to the tenth session that reached 746, up 1016 actions from last year. “
He added, “This enormous amount placed an additional burden on arbitration committees at their various levels, in addition to the pandemic conditions, the closure of airports and the difficulty of transporting business from Sudan to abroad. These committees continued to work on these works scrutinizing and scrutinizing until they settled in the hands of the arbitrators in the final stage.”
The end of the eleventh session of the award included the delivery of the shield of “Cultural Personality of the Year” to the Sudanese thinker and sociologist Haider Ibrahim Ali.
The award, which bears the name of the Sudanese novelist, Tayeb Salih (1929-2009), was established on the first anniversary of his death in 2010, and the total value of the prizes awarded annually is 200 thousand dollars.