Nigeria’s OluTimehin Adegbeye has emerged winner of the 2019 Gerald Kraak Prize. Adegbeye was awarded the prize for her submission, a nonfiction piece titled Mothers and Men. The announcement was made on Thursday, May 23, at the Gerald Kraak Prize ceremony in Johannesburg. Asegbeye’s submission was described by the judges as “a sensitive memoir casting new light on questions of rape, secondary victimisation and motherhood.”
OluTimehin Adegbeye is a Nigerian writer, speaker, and activist whose work focuses on gender, women’s rights, sex, sexuality and sexual violence, urban poverty, and sustainable development. Her TED Talk, “Who Belongs in a City?”, was chosen by TED Lead Curator Chris Anderson as one of the ten most notable talks of 2017.
Adegbeye is a Carrington Youth Fellow and a Women Deliver Young Leader. Her writing has appeared in Latterly Magazine, Premium Times, This Is Africa, StyleMANIA, Essays Magazine, Klassekampen, and Women’s Asia 21, among others.