Win the Jhalak Prize or Jhalak Children's & YA Prize shortlists

 

We’re celebrating the Jhalak Prize and Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize shortlists by giving away three sets of each!

The Jhalak Prize, now in its fifth year, seeks to support and celebrate books by British and British resident writers of colour.

This year’s Jhalak Prize list ranges from poetry to fiction to memoir, and shines a light on unseen experience and complicated histories. These titles confront difficult topics and ideas and they do so powerfully and with grace.

The Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize is new this year, and its shortlist includes picture books, chapter books and YA titles, all of which cover intricate themes in ways that are both playful and nuanced.

Just choose between the Jhalak Prize and the Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize shortlists when you enter.

The books you’ll receive are:

The Jhalak Prize Shortlist 2021

  • Antiemetic for Homesickness by Romalyn Ante

  • Inferno by Catherine Cho

  • My Darling From the Lions by Rachel Long

  • The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

  • Are We Home Yet? by Katy Massey

  • Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez

The Jhalak Children's & YA Prize Shortlist 2021

  • The GA Picture Alphabet by Nii Ayikwei Parkes & Avril Filomeno

  • When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten

  • And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando

  • Queen of Freedom by Catherine Johnson

  • Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence

  • A Fox Called Herbert by Margaret Sturton

The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on 25th May in conjunction with The British Library!

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Win a shortlist of your choice

This competition ended on 13/05/2021

Terms and Conditions

6 x winners will each receive one set of the following shortlists:

The Jhalak Prize 2021 Shortlist:

Antiemetic for Homesickness by Romalyn Ante
Inferno by Catherine Cho
My Darling From the Lions by Rachel Long
The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Are We Home Yet by Katy Massey
Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez

Jhalak Children’s & Young Adult Prize 2021 Shortlist:

The GA Picture Alphabet by Nii Ayikwei Parkes & Avril Filomeno
When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten
And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando
Queen of Freedom by Catherine Johnson
Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence
A Fox Called Herbert by Margaret Sturton

  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 13th May 2021.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., their families, employees of participating bookshops, and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the closing date for any reason. Automatically generated entries or entries via third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.
  • Entrants agree to the Promoter using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third party (such as the publisher) in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and are subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize. In exceptional circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose the competition without notice.
  • If National Book Tokens gift cards or e-Gift cards are included in the prize, they can be spent in participating bookshops. Find out more.
  • If signed copies are included in the prize, books will either be signed directly by the author/illustrator(s) or signed bookplates will be provided (either separately or stuck in the book).
  • The Promoter will choose winners at random from all qualifying entries.
  • The Promoter will contact winners by email shortly after the closing date. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, the Promoter reserves the right to allocate the prize to another winner, or foreclose the prize. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for winners not receiving the Promoter’s communications due to their spam filter, accidental deletion, incorrect email provided, or for any other reason. In the event of this, the Promoter is unable to provide compensation.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for winners not receiving their prize once it has been dispatched. On a case-by-case basis, the Promoter will do their best to compensate the winner but regretfully this may not always be possible.
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Promoter will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic (COVID-19), prizes may be delayed in being dispatched; there may be a delay in contacting winners; and there may be unavoidable issues that mean the Promoter needs to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.

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