Prior to the 4th edition of the literary contest “Young Guinean writer”, organized by the publishing house L’Harmattan Guinea, 15 students from different schools of Conakry received a writing workshop on novels in the library of the Bluezone of Kaloum.
They were 96 candidates to apply for the contest “young Guinean writer” this year. For this 4th edition, the organizers wanted to support the 15 best candidates by offering an introductionary workshop on the basic techniques of writing novels. This workshop, led by two prominent Guinean writers, Dr. Jean Marie Alhassane Toure and Dr. Chérif, also allowed participants to benefit from refresher courses in French with practical guidance on the rules of grammar and spelling, essential for young aspiring authors.
“Writing is an art, but also a profession that is not given to all,” said Saikou Yaya Oularé young writer, workshop participant. “With this training, I promise to be the winner of the next edition.”
The literary prize “young Guinean writer” of this year was given to a participant of the writing workshop, Ibrahima Barry, a bachelor student in Sociology of the l’Institut Universitaire des Hautes Études de Guinée.