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Literary prizes do not only make happy authors. Since everyone cannot be the winner, losers and
unfortunately discontented writers in some cases are the
price to pay to top a good work and make it famous. It’s
a bit harsh to say but we must admit: for every author
awarded, many others equally deserving might be
frustrated, and change into kind of potential enemies of
such a prize.
Promotors of these awards do not only have to fear the
eventual lack of fair play of the indelicate losers. There
are also many other rivals or merely some actors of the
literature milieu who might not find any profit in the
prosperity of a given prize. As a result, literary awards,
whatever be their seniority or greatness, are far away
from unanimity. Rather they are opposed here and there
by the disgruntled and the jealous. In these conditions,
we still have to wait for a long time to see a literary prize getting institutionalized in Africa,
especially the Francophone countries. The case of African English-speaking countries is quite
different. Nigeria for instance is a good demonstration that a country grows better and faster with
a culture and a thriving Literature in particular. Nigerian literature, just as (or peraphs before) its
music, movies and economy, is prolific and conquering. Ten authors from Chinua Achebe and Wole
Soyinka’s Land have even "assaulted" this fourth edition of the Grand Prix of Literary Association ;
the GPLA, a proudly African born prize that continues to spread worldwide, following its very first
shortlist in 2013 that displayed two finalists from France and five from Cameroon.
READING IS SO BOOKUL for its part is a concept that offers
another way to pay tribute to authors, celebrating them
just like "stars", in the way young people fashion their
idols. The principle of this new concept is to attract youth
to literature by taking it to them, to their playful and
casual universe, their "rebel" and innovative world. This is
yet to show young students and high school students that
one can be famous and honored by simply making the
book what it has given us, but also that loving literature is
quite compatible with play soccer or dance on "wow!"
The aim is still to honor the writers, but the So Bookul!
concept is quite original and does not just stand on awarding prizes and distribute checks. READING
IS SO BOOKUL intends to deify good authors, to take them higher with their brilliance in the sky,
amongst the stars, where their real place is.
Latifa B.
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