Diakité and Sachs Award 2020 to Mariama Jobe

The 2020 Diakité and Sachs Award is given to Mariama Jobe for: “shining a light on the experiences and people who are otherwise left in the shadows. Jobe is a brilliant writer, but also so much more; A wordsmith leaving grammatical ruins as treasures for the reader to find in her stories; An activist carving out her own unique literary space with a clear voice; An editor opening this space for other voices that are seldom heard. Mariama Jobe corrects the publishers’ biggest mistake. For this we owe her eternal gratitude!